Bridie Gillman’s practice is focused on the nature and process of negotiating cross-cultural exchange. Reflecting upon her time spent in Indonesia as a child and her extensive international travel as an adult, Gillman’s interdisciplinary practice articulates experiences of existing between places and cultures. Her images give form to these experiences, making their liminal nature tangible. An accomplished photographer and painter, Gillman’s works reveal her eye for striking composition and decisive use of vibrant colour.
Gillman is an emerging artist based in Brisbane who completed her Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours at the Queensland College of Art (2013). Since graduating she has undertaken various international residencies and exhibitions, in 2015 at Run Amok Gallery in Georgetown, Malaysia (residency with Rimbun Dahan); in 2014 at Galeri Lorong in Yogyakarta, Indonesia (residency with Ketjil Bergerak); and in 2013 at Sanggar Bangun Budaya in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Within Australia Gillman has exhibited widely, having held solo exhibitions at Cut Thumb ARI (2016, Brisbane); Gallery Ten (2015, Hobart); A-CH Gallery (2015, Brisbane); The Hold Artspace (2014, Brisbane); and Witchmeat ARI (2013, Brisbane). She has participated in numerous group exhibitions, at Metro Arts (2016, Brisbane); Jan Murphy Gallery (2015, Brisbane); The Wandering Room (2014, Brisbane); and 107 Projects (2014, Sydney).
Gillman has also produced collaborative exhibitions with Kylie Spear and Sarah Poulgrain at Blindside (2015, Melbourne); Metro Arts (2015, Brisbane); and The Walls Artspace (2015, Gold Coast). In 2016, Gillman was a finalist in the National Photography Prize at the Murray Art Museum Albury (New South Wales).