Eric Bridgeman

Eric Bridgeman is a multi-disciplinary artist. Bridgeman’s art practice crosses disciplines of photography, performance, video, and installation. The dominant focus of his work involves the discussion of identity and self-design; performance in social and cultural domains; and the dissection of contemporary taboos.

Bridgeman graduated from Photography at the Queensland College of Art in 2009, majoring in Art Practice, which saw the beginnings of his break through work The Sport and Fair Play of Aussie Rules (2008/09). This work first featured in Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art’s annual exhibition Fresh Cut, which led to further opportunities from organisations and institutions such as Next Wave Festival (Melbourne), Gallery 4A (Sydney), Australia Council for the Arts, Australian Centre for Photography (Sydney) and the University of Queensland Art Museum (Brisbane).

Since 2008, Bridgeman has been residing and producing work between his bases in Australia and Papua New Guinea. During 2011 and 2012 he has undertaken international residencies in Alberta, Canada and Liverpool, United Kingdom. In 2011 Bridgeman was selected for the Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual Primavera exhibition. During 2012 Bridgeman founded the collective YAL TON with video editor Willy Bernardoff and his relatives in Kujip, Jiwaka Province of Papua New Guinea to produce the work Haus Man for the exhibition Taboo at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

In The Project

In the Project is the culmination of Bridgeman’s video diary entries created over two months during his residency in the Rocky Mountains in Canada. This work seeks to expose the processes involved in producing ‘art work’ as the artist invites the viewer to observe his own artistic process so they may gain a deeper understanding of the daily realities and non-realities faced while living in the project.

an experimental work by Eric Bridgeman.