Known for her figurative painting, Bridge also exhibits photography, immersive sensory video and sound installations and most recently has expanded into sculpture and ceramics. With a focus on the intersections between art, science, ecology, and feminism, her practice investigates the relationship between ourselves and our planet at the edge of change.
New directions in her work connect inner terrains of the human condition with outer terrains of landscape and cosmos, responding to preeminent concerns of mitigating climate change and environmental sustainability and the paradigms of violence. In this relationship, Bridge explores both a harmony and dissonance, in particular with our perceptions, projections, embodiments, and responses to the feminine.
An award-winning artist, Claire Bridge has been a finalist on multiple occasions in the $150,000 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the world's richest portrait prize. She has received numerous awards including the Living Art Award and inaugural Linden Art Award.
During her time at Bundanon, Bridge will create new works for a series exploring biomorphic seed forms, biodiversity, environmental change and parallels with the rhetoric of terrorism, constructions of the feminine and gender violence. She will experiment with the relatively new medium of ceramics and sculptural forms whilst continuing to develop her painting practice in response to the Bundanon landscape and seed new concepts for her performance and video works.