C.V.
 

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Professional Appointments and Education

2019-20 Masters of Contemporary Art (MCA), VCA-MCM, University of Melbourne
2018 Graduate studies GCVA, VCA-MCM, University of Melbourne
2011 Founder/Editor, Art World Women
2011- 2017 New York, Visual Arts Advisor, art grants , American Australian Association
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, 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
2013 Alchemy, Flinders Lane Gallery
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


Group and Curated Exhibitions

2019 HIGH VIS,Collaborative video with Penny Byrne, Warrnambool Art Gallery
2018 Unplugged, Graduate Exhibition, GCVA, VCA
2018-19 Fecund: Fertile Worlds,Artbank NT
2018 Exquisite Palette, Tacit Gallery, Collingwood
2018 Out Front,Gallery There:SmithSt
2018 Best of the Best,Gallery One, Gold Coast
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 20Plus, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Treasures,Flinders Lane Gallery


Prizes, Scholarships and Awards Exhibitions

2019 GAM, University of Melbourne Scholarship, Post-graduate studies MCA
2019 GAM, University of Melbourne Scholarship, Post-graduate studies GCVA
2018 Finalist, Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize
2018 Next Wave, Arts Writing Mentorship
2017 Finalist, Portia Geach Memorial Award
2017 Finalist, ANL Prize
2017 Finalist, Black Swan Prize for Portraiture
2017 Finalist, CWAR Prize
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, 50thAnniversary, Portia Geach Memorial Award
2014 Winner People’s Choice, Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award, $3000 prize
2014 Silver Medal, Highly Commended, Black Swan Prize
2014 Finalist, Rick Amor Drawing Prize
2013 Finalist, Fisher’s Ghost Art Award
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


Artist Residencies

2018 Bundandon Artist-in-Residence
2016 Tarkine in Motion, Tasmania
2014 The Art Vault, Mildura
2008-09 Maroondah Art Gallery Studios, Federation Estate


Art Writing by Claire Bridge

Art World Women, www.artworldwomen.com
Farrago Magazine, Playing with Power, Oct 2018


Collections

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

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
     http://www.crispmagazine.com/claire-bridge.html
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