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Professional Appointments and Education

New York, Visual Arts Advisor, Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, American Australian Association since 2011
2015    Guest lecturer, NMIT (Melbourne Polytechnic)
2015    Artist speaker program, NMIT  
1997-98 Art Teacher, CAE
1997   Life-Drawing Teaching, Monash Gallery of Art
1995-96 Co-ordinator of Interpreting, Centre of Excellence, NMIT
1994-95 Co-ordinator of Interpreting and services, National Institute for Deaf Studies, La Trobe University
1994-95 Studies in Masters of Education, Sociolinguistics, National Institute for Deaf Studies, La Trobe University "Sign Language Interpeting / Auslan" (thesis topic)
1993   Post Grad Honours, Sociolinguistics, La Trobe University, "Gender and Language in spoken English and sign language" (Auslan) (thesis topic)
1993   NAATI lev Certified Interpreter
1993   Advanced Dip Interpreting, Auslan, RMIT
1992-93 Advanced Dip Applied Lg, Auslan, Richmond
1998   Diploma of Arts (Illustration), Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE
1991    Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Painting Major Monash University

Solo Exhibitions

2015    Future Memory, Flinders Lane Gallery
2014    Air Born, Anthea Polson Art (March 29 – 12 April)
2013    Alchemy, Flinders Lane Gallery (July 16 – Aug 3)
2010    A Terrible Beauty, Flinders Lane Gallery
2009   Transit Lounge, Maroondah Art Gallery
2008    Beyond Belief, red gallery, Melbourne
2004    Being the Samurai, Linden – St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts

Selected Group Exhibitions (summary)

2017    In your Face, Flinders Lane Gallery
2016    FUSE, Flinders Lane Gallery
2016    Forging Ahead, Maroondah Access Gallery
2016    Coastal, Flinders Lane Gallery
2014    Melbourne Art Fair, Flinders Lane Gallery
2014    The Portrait Show, Finders Lane Gallery
2012    Triple Happiness, Flinders Lane Gallery
2012    The Portrait Show, Anthea Polson Art
2012    The Studio Show, Flinders Lane Gallery
2011     Safe at Home, Cube Contemporary Art Projects, SA
2011     Exchange, Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough, QLD
2011     About Face, Maroondah Art Gallery
2011     Visible / Invisible, Flinders Lane Gallery
2011     Gallery Artists, Tim Olsen Gallery
2010     Portrait Show, Anthea Polson Art, Gold Coast
2010     Net Work, Art Gallery of Ballarat
2010     Fresh, Flinders Lane Gallery,
2009    Treasures, Flinders Lane Gallery
2009    Maroondah Life Drawing Exhibition, Maroondah Art Gallery
2009    Anthea Polson Art – Gallery opening
2009    30x40, United Galleries Sydney
2009    20Plus, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2008    Treasures, Flinders Lane Gallery
2008    Exquisite Palette, St. Lukes, Collingwood
2006    Libby Edwards Galleries, Brisbane, Salon
2005    Libby Edwards Galleries, Melbourne, Summer Show
2005     Libby Edwards Galleries, Woollahra, Sydney
2003     “SHE – the Spirit of Life” Walker St Gallery 

Prizes and Awards

2017    Finalist, Portia Geach Memorial Award, SH Ervin
2017    Finalist, Black Swan Prize for Portraiture, AGWA
2017    Chippendale World Art Prize, Finalist
2017    Finalist, Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize    
2016    Finalist, John Leslie Art Prize
2016    Finalist, Noosa Art Award
2016    Finalist, Wyndham Art Prize
2015    Finalist, Fisher’s Ghost Art Award
2015    Finalist, Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, Lismore
2015    Finalist, 50th Anniversary, Portia Geach Memorial     Award
2014    Winner People’s Choice, Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award
2014    Silver Medal, Highly Commended, Black Swan     Prize
2014    Finalist, Rick Amor Drawing Prize
2013    Finalist, Fisher’s Ghost Art Award
2013    The Linden Postcard Show
2012     Belle Arti Prize
2012    Finalist, Fisher’s Ghost Art Award
2012    Finalist, Gold Coast Art Prize
2012    Finalist, R & M McGivern Prize
2011    Finalist, Sir John Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2009    Finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
2009    Finalist, R & M McGivern Prize
2009    Winner, Living Art Award, in association with 2008 Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize
2008    Winner, People’s Choice Award, Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize
2008    Finalist, Mosman Art Prize
2008    Finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
2008    Finalist, Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize
2007    Winner - People’s Choice Award, 2007 Portia Geach Memorial Award
2007    Finalist, The Hutchins Art Prize
2006     Finalist, Portia Geach Memorial Award
2004    Finalist, Conrad Jupiters Art Prize
2003    Winner, Walker St Gallery -Linden Award, presented by Linden – St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts
1998    Winner, Dux Freelance Management Dux High Flyers Award
1998    Winner, Deans Art Graduate Illustration Award
1997    Winner, Zurich Insurance Visual Arts Scholarship

Artist Residencies

2018    Bundanon, Artist-in-Residence
2017    Chippendale World Art Residency, Finalist
2016    Tarkine in Motion, Tasmania
2014    The Art Vault, Mildura
2008-09 Maroondah Art Gallery Studios, Federation Estate

Articles (summary)

2017    Art almanac, 2017 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize Finalists 
2015     Claire Bridge, Reflection and Future Memory, Celeste Hawkins
2015    Creative Artist Issue#3, The invitation of Beauty, pp46-56
2014    Interview, Crisp Magazine
2014 Hannan People’s Choice Winner Announced
2013     Art What's On
2013    Exhibition Brief, Art Almanac, July 2013 p 512013    Phe Luxford, cataolgue essay, Alchemy
2011    Jane O’Sullivan, Australian Art Collector, This Art Week, Claire Bridge Cultural Diplomat
2011    Jane O’Sullivan, Australian Art Collector, This Art Week, http://www.artcollector.net.au/ClaireBridgegainsSydneyrepresentationwithTimOlsen
2010    Prue Gibson, Australian Art Collector, “50 things Collectors Need to Know”, Issue 51, Jan-Mar 2010, p182
2010    The Arts, The Age, Tuesday September 7 p 15
2010     Phe Rawnsley, Essay, “A Terrible Beauty”
2009    Damian Smith, Essay “Transit Lounge”, Maroondah Art Gallery, 
2009    Patricia Anderson, Australian Art Review, Editor’s Choice, May-July #19, p 74
2009    Jim Thalassoudis, In the Real Art World,  http://intherealartworld.blogspot.com/2009/04/claire-bridge-until-may-2-maroondah-art.html
2009    Sadie Valeri, Women painting Women Blog
2009     Art Monthly, issue #219 May 2009, Art Notes, p64
2009     Jeff Makin, Herald Sun, April 6, p45
2009-    Erin Bull, “Natural Talent”, Journal, March 17, p 32
2009    Jane O’Sullivan, Australian Art Collector Magazine, this art week, Artist Milestones, February 10
2008    Jane O’Sullivan, Australian Art Collector Magazine, this art week, Artist Milestones, October 7
2008    Jeff Makin, Herald Sun, Extra 9, Gallery Snapshot, September 29, p 71
2008     National Trust of Australia (NSW), e-news, October 2008 #38, http://www.nationaltrust.com.au/e-news/issue38.html

Film, Radio, Television and webcast

2017    Tarkine in Motion, film launch, guest speaker    
2016    The Arts Show, interview with Alex McCulloch, 16.2.16
2015    The Arts Show, interview with Alex McCulloch, 
2015    Future Memory artist talk
2014    CLAIRE BRIDGE – Edge of Change by Hand Made Films
2011    April 5, Interview with Lee Martin, My Art Room Online
2008   Kulture Vulture, Joy Fm radio, Monday 22 October
2005    Asia Pacific Focus, ABC, Sunday 23 October
1999    Interview: Arts program 3PBS


Maroondah Art Gallery, Federation Estate
Holmes á Court
Honorary Consul of Monaco and private collections

Represented by

Gallery One, Southport, QLD