Morning Dragon Fruit Bridie Gillman Bridie Gillman - Morning Dragon Fruit
Morning Dragon Fruit 2017
Morning Dragon FruitBridie GillmanMorning Dragon Fruit
Morning Dragon Fruit2017
oil on polyester
72 x 90 cm
SOLD 
He Pulled The Hook From His Finger, Swiftly Bridie Gillman Bridie Gillman - He Pulled The Hook From His Finger, Swiftly
He Pulled The Hook From His Finger, Swiftly 2016
He Pulled The Hook From His Finger, SwiftlyBridie GillmanHe Pulled The Hook From His Finger, Swiftly
He Pulled The Hook From His Finger, Swiftly2016
oil on polyester
100 x 120 cm
SOLD 
Turtles Had Hatched Overnight Bridie Gillman Bridie Gillman - Turtles Had Hatched Overnight
Turtles Had Hatched Overnight 2016
Turtles Had Hatched OvernightBridie GillmanTurtles Had Hatched Overnight
Turtles Had Hatched Overnight2016
oil on polyester
65 x 50 cm
SOLD 
Humidity Rose Bridie Gillman Bridie Gillman - Humidity Rose
Humidity Rose 2017
Humidity RoseBridie GillmanHumidity Rose
Humidity Rose2017
oil on canvas
120 x 100 cm
SOLD 
The Mozzies Were Relentless Bridie Gillman Bridie Gillman - The Mozzies Were Relentless
The Mozzies Were Relentless 2016
The Mozzies Were RelentlessBridie GillmanThe Mozzies Were Relentless
The Mozzies Were Relentless2016
oil on polyester
65 x 50 cm
SOLD 
The Sun Rose Through The Haze Bridie Gillman Bridie Gillman - The Sun Rose Through The Haze
The Sun Rose Through The Haze 2017
The Sun Rose Through The HazeBridie GillmanThe Sun Rose Through The Haze
The Sun Rose Through The Haze2017
oil on polyester
120 x 100 cm
SOLD 
The Boat Dropped Us Off Bridie Gillman Bridie Gillman - The Boat Dropped Us Off
The Boat Dropped Us Off 2016
The Boat Dropped Us OffBridie GillmanThe Boat Dropped Us Off
The Boat Dropped Us Off2016
oil on polyester
90 x 72 cm
SOLD 
They Fished Through The Night Bridie Gillman Bridie Gillman - They Fished Through The Night
They Fished Through The Night 2016
They Fished Through The NightBridie GillmanThey Fished Through The Night
They Fished Through The Night2016
oil on polyester
50 x 65 cm
SOLD 
Asleep On The Jetty, Cocooned In My Sarong Bridie Gillman Bridie Gillman - Asleep On The Jetty, Cocooned In My Sarong
Asleep On The Jetty, Cocooned In My Sarong 2017
Asleep On The Jetty, Cocooned In My SarongBridie GillmanAsleep On The Jetty, Cocooned In My Sarong
Asleep On The Jetty, Cocooned In My Sarong2017
oil on polyester
120 x 100 cm
SOLD 
The Hike Home Bridie Gillman Bridie Gillman - The Hike Home
The Hike Home 2016
The Hike HomeBridie GillmanThe Hike Home
The Hike Home2016
oil on polyester
120 x 100 cm
SOLD 
Warm Bridie Gillman Bridie Gillman - Warm
Warm 2016
WarmBridie GillmanWarm
Warm2016
oil on board
20 x 14 cm
SOLD 
Wading Bridie Gillman Bridie Gillman - Wading
Wading 2016
WadingBridie GillmanWading
Wading2016
oil on board
20 x 24 cm
SOLD 

I’ve found that colour is key in triggering memories of places I’ve been to in the past. Overnight is a collection of paintings recalling an impromptu overnight trip to Pantai Kerachut, a beach on Penang Island, Malaysia. 

Situated in the Penang National Park, the scenery wasn’t particularly memorable however an interesting series of events ensured this trip has remained in my mind. After losing my photos of that time, painting became a kind of meditative act of recalling my experiences of this place, articulating them through colour. Intuitive, but sometimes awkward line, composition and colour, express the awkwardness and those experiences of the unknown that often occur when in a new place. 

My practice is focused on the nature and process of negotiating cross-cultural experiences. By drawing on time spent in Indonesia as a child as well as extensive travel as an adult, my interdisciplinary practice articulates experiences of existing between places and cultures.  

Bridie Gillman, January 2017

Bridie Gillman 'Overnight'

Reminiscent of the early 20th century action painters, Bridie Gillman’s mark-making is an intuitive response to the memories and emotions evoked from her cross-cultural experiences. Initially inspired by her childhood in Indonesia, the now Brisbane-based artist’s practice has evolved to consider more broadly concepts of place, reactions to the environments through which she has travelled, her connection to land as a non-indigenous Australian and the intangibility of memory.

Spontaneous and physical, Gillman’s compositions capture the tension between reminiscence and experience, wanderlust and belonging, combining instinctive use of colour and gesture with literal, poetic titles that hint at sentiments beyond.

Bridie Gillman is an alumna of Queensland College of Art, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art (First Class Honours) in 2013. In 2019 she was a finalist of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, winner of the Moreton Bay Art Award and finalist in the Fisher's Ghost Award at Campbelltown Art Centre. She is a past finalist of the Redland Art Award, the MAMA National Photography Prize, Murray Art Museum Albury, and PRIZENOPRIZE, Gold Coast (all 2016), as well as the 2013 GAS Graduate Art Show, Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia and internationally including the Museum of Brisbane, Metro Arts, Brisbane, The Walls, Gold Coast, Blindside, Melbourne and Run Amok, George Town, Malaysia and she has undertaken residencies at Rimbun Dahan, George Town, Malaysia, in 2015 and Ketjil Bergerak, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 2014.

Carrie McCarthy

Bridie Gillman

Lives and works in Queensland

EDUCATION

2013

  • Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours (Class 1), Queensland College of Art, Australia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

  • 'Watching Walls', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2022

  • 'Wash over me', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane
  • 'Quiet of day', Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide

2021

  • 'Unreliable Memories', Artereal Gallery, Sydney
  • 'Amongst', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2020

  • 'A Space Between Walls', Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide
  • 'With the Sun in My Eyes', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2019

  • 'Before the leaves turn', SCAPE at Studio 125 Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 'Wide Eyed', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2017

  • 'After', Innerspace Contemporary Art, Brisbane
  • 'Overnight', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2016

  • 'From here', Spiro | Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane
  • 'You and I, we've got the same blood running through us', Cut Thumb, Brisbane

2015

  • 'Round Island Tour', Run Amok Gallery, George Town, Malaysia
  • 'Makeshift Monuments', A-CH Gallery, Brisbane
  • 'Moonbird', Gallery Ten, Hobart

2014

  • 'Translations', The Hold Artspace, Brisbane

2013

  • 'Baggage Claim', Witchmeat ARI, Brisbane

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023

  • 'Mengingat 25 Tahun Reformasi', collaboration with Woven Kolektif, Cemeti Institute, Yogyakarta
  • 'Responsive Forms', Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide

2022

  • 'After Fairweather', Caboolture Regional Gallery, Caboolture

2021

  • 'CASCADE', Outer Space, Brisbane
  • 'Sculpture and Art in Residence', SCAPE, Ōtautahi Christchurch
  • 'Liminal States', The Old Lock Up, Maroochydore

2020

  • 'New Collectors', Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide

2019

  • Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
  • '15 Artists', Redcliffe Art Gallery
  • 'Breathing Room', Collaborative show with Woven Kolektif, Cement Fondu, Sydney
  • Brisbane Art Design, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane
  • 'Looking Here Looking North', Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney

2018

  • 'SCAPE', Studio 125 Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 'The Platform 10', Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane
  • '10th Anniversary Exhibition', EDWINA CORLETTE, Brisbane

2017

  • 'Woven', Verge Gallery, Sydney

2016

  • 'AusAsia', Metro Arts, Brisbane

2015

  • 'Anywhere Elsewhere', Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
  • 'The height of a mountain, the width of a valley', Metro Arts, Brisbane
  • 'The moment something is understood it begins to be forgotten', Blindside, Melbourne
  • 'Blue Monaro', The Walls Artspace, Gold Coast

2014

  • 'Day-Day! [dédé]', Galeri Lorong, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • 'Air', 107 Projects, Sydney

2013

  • 'LiMEN: Graduate Exhibition', Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
  • 'Middle Ground', The Hold Artspace, Brisbane
  • 'Arus Balik', Sanggar Bangun Budaya, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2011

  • 'To That Which Is: Graduate Exhibition', Queensland College of Art, Brisbane

AWARDS AND PRIZES

2023

  • Finalist, Girra: Fraser Coast National Art Prize, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, Hervey Bay

2022

  • Finalist, Redland Art Award, Redland Art Gallery, Brisbane

2020

  • Finalist, The Elaine Bermingham National Watercolour Prize, Brisbane

2019

  • Winner, Moreton Bay Art Award, Brisbane
  • Finalist, Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Finalist, 15 Artists, Redcliffe Art Gallery, Brisbane

2018

  • Finalist, Fisher's Ghost Award, Campbelltownn Art Centre

2016

  • Finalist, PRIZENOPRIZE, The Walls Artspace, Gold Coast
  • Finalist, Redland Art Award, Redland Art Gallery, Brisbane
  • Finalist, MAMA National Photography Prize, Murray Art Museum Albury

RESIDENCIES

2023

  • Córtex Frontal, Arraiolos, Portugal

2019

  • Kedewatan Residency, Ubud, Indonesia

2018

  • Summer Studio Residency, Outer Space, Brisbane

2017

  • Carbon, George Town, Malaysia

2015

  • Residency with Rimbun Dahan at Hotel Penaga, George Town, Malaysia

2014

  • Residency with Ketjil Bergerak, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

PUBLICATIONS

2018

  • 'The Memory Remains', Denizen magazine, pp. 212 - 213.

2015

  • 'Anywhere, Elsewhere', Artist Profile magazine
  • 'Monuments: Bridie Gillman', Common Ground Journal, pp. 50 - 57

September 16, 2023

BRIDIE GILLMAN FINALIST IN THE 2023 GIRRA: FRASER COAST NATIONAL ART PRIZE

Bridie Gillman is a finalist in the 2023 Girra: Fraser Coast National Art Prize for her work 'Quiet, after the storm' (2023).

The inaugural Girra: Fraser Coast National Art Prize is a major acquisitive prize of $25,000, that seeks to explore our reciprocal and inextricable relationship with the environment through contemporary art.

Selected artworks provide unique perspectives on industrialised landscapes, the forces of extreme weather events, our relationship to domestic gardens, ecological concerns and speculative solutions, ruminations on the beauty and power of nature, and much more.

Image details;

'Quiet, after the storm' 2022
Oil on linen, glazed ceramics and soundscape
various dimensions

The finalists’ exhibition, is held at the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery 23 September to 12 November 2023

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August 15, 2023

BRIDIE GILLMAN RESIDENCY IN ARRIAOLOS, PORTUGAL

Bridie Gillman completed a residency at Córtex Frontal, for a 6 week placement in an 18th century building located in Arraiolos, Alentejo, Southern Portugal, in April 2023.

Córtex Frontal is a multidisciplinary cultural project created in 2016 by the Cultural Association Córtexcult, in Arraiolos, Évora, Alentejo. The artists in residence program aims to provide the time and space to develop a project, fostering the sharing of experiences between artists and the community.

Bridie's new body of work directly inspired by her time spent at Córtex Frontal will be exhibited in her upcoming show, Watching Walls at Edwina Corlette Gallery 4 October - 24 October 2023.

Córtex Frontal is part of the Portuguese Contemporary Art Networks RPAC.

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September 27, 2019

BRIDIE GILLMAN: FINALIST IN THE BRETT WHITELEY TRAVELLING ART SCHOLARSHIP

Bridie Gillman has been been selected as one of six finalists in the prestigious Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

The annual Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship is now in its 21st year and is open to Australian painters aged between 20 and 30 years. It was created from an endowment by Mrs Beryl Whiteley in 1999. The inspiration was the profound effect international travel and study had on her son, the artist Brett Whiteley, as a result of winning the Italian Government Travelling Art Scholarship in 1959 at the age of 20.

May 30, 2019

BRIDIE GILLMAN AT MUSEUM OF BRISBANE

BRISBANE ART DESIGN FESTIVAL 2019 is where art, design and the city of Brisbane collide over a 17-day festival of dynamic exhibitions, performances, talks, art tours, workshops and open studios. BAD showcases more than 150 Brisbane artists, from emerging talents who are carving their mark locally, to trailblazers who are redefining creativity on the international stage.

Bridie Gillman collaborated with Brisbane designer Alexander Loterztain to make the work Breath as part of the festival held at Museum of Brisbane. Image: Jono Searle courtesy Museum of Brisbane.

May 18, 2019

BRIDIE GILLMAN WINS MORETON BAY ART AWARD

The Moreton Bay Regional Art Award is an annual acquisitive exhibition proudly sponsored by the Moreton Bay Council. This year the Art Award offered an acquisitive prize of $8000, four category prizes of $2000 each, and two supplementary $1000 prizes for a Local Artist and a People's Choice Award.

Judged by Megan Williams, Manager of the University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery, Bridie Gillman was awarded the overall winner with her work 'Some sort of growth' 2018.

Megan Williams commented: 'The artist's sense of the materiality of paint, the play of colour, darkness and light make it a very strong and visually arresting painting. The colours reference the natural environment and you get a sense of the artists awe and love of nature, however, its abstract quality resists clear and direct communication. It is a work to become immersed in, to sit with, and to contemplate.'

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February 5, 2019

BRIDIE GILLMAN FEATURES IN ART ASIA PACIFIC MAGAZINE

Bridie Gillman's work as featured in Casula Powerhouse's 'Looking Here, Looking North'Exhibition has been reviewed in Art Asia Pacific Magazine.

SOO-MIN SHIM writes:

'At the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in Sydney, a video portrays the interior of a restaurant, its walls decorated with Australian-flag bunting, and kitsch Australiana tea towels and posters, positioning us inside an ostensibly Australian establishment. It is revealed in subsequent shots of the staff, clientele, and the beach outside, however, that this is in fact a tourist spot in Bali. Bridie Gillman’s video work Bali State of Mind (2017–18) ruminates on the unequal power dynamic between Australia and Indonesia, the latter being economically reliant on tourism and subject to the objectifying tourist gaze that comes with over one million Australians visiting annually.

Still image from BRIDIE GILLMAN’s Bali State of Mind, 2017–18, two-channel video installation: 17 min 40 sec. Courtesy the artist and Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane. Artwork produced in collaboration with Asha Madge.

Still image from BRIDIE GILLMAN’s Bali State of Mind, 2017–18, two-channel video installation: 17 min 40 sec. PreviousNext

Gillman is one of seven artists included in the exhibition “Looking Here Looking North” by members of Woven, a collective with “continuing personal connections to Indonesia.” While Gillman’s work is subtly political, the exhibition holistically was striking in its ability to reach beyond essentialist identity politics, reconfiguring what it means to be part of the Indonesian diaspora by speaking to universal themes of memory, place and belonging.

“Looking Here Looking North” is on view at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, until March 17, 2019

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January 16, 2019

BRIDIE GILLMAN AT CASULA POWERHOUSE

looking here looking north is an exhibition by Woven, a collective of artists who each have continuing personal connections to Indonesia. Themes of identity, memory and cross-cultural experience are explored through performance, painting, installation, photography, video and sculpture.

Featuring work by: Kartika Suharto-Martin, Ida Lawrence, Mashara Wachjudy, Bridie Gillman, Sofiyah Ruqayah, Alfira O’Sullivan and Leyla Stevens.

looking here looking north is presented alongside an exhibition by artist Frances Larder and an exhibition of video works by Jumaadi as part of a suite of exhibitions showcasing perspectives on Indonesia.

CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE 12 JANUARY - 17 MARCH 2019

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October 4, 2018

FISHER'S GHOST ART AWARD 2018

John Aslanidis, Belem Lett and Bridie Gillman are finalists in the 2018 Fisher's Ghost Award through Campbelltown Arts Centre.

The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award coincides with Campbelltown’s annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost. Held over 10 days, the Festival dates back to 1956 and celebrates Australia’s most famous ghost – Frederick Fisher.

The Open section of the Art Award is acquisitive to the Campbelltown Art Centre permanent collection and is awarded prize-money of $20,000. In the past it has been awarded to some of Australia’s most respected Contemporary artists including Elisabeth Cummings, Khaled Sabsabi, Justene Williams, Marion Borgelt, Raquel Ormella and Philip Wolfhagen.

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March 7, 2018

BRIDIE GILLMAN / THE DESIGN FILES

Jo Hoban from the Design Files recently caught up with Bridie Gillman in her Brisbane studio, to discover the inspiration behind her work: cross-cultural experiences – from a childhood growing up in Indonesia, to residencies abroad and trips across Australia. Her bold, striking compositions convey moody landscapes, exploring both emotional and physical terrain.

READ THE DESIGN FILES HERE

25 September 2024 – 15 October 2024
BRIDIE GILLMAN

28 February 2024 – 19 March 2024
‘How To Swim’ Curated by Sally Anderson featuring Lydia Balbal, Kirsty Budge, Eleanor Louise Butt, Mark Maurangi Carrol, Jedda-Daisy Culley, James Drinkwater, Adrienne Gaha, Bridie Gillman, Simone Griffin, Rhys Lee, Eytan Messiah, Sally M Nangala Mulda, Pia Murphy, Miranda Skoczek, John Smith, Ken Whisson, Bugai Whyoulter, Sally Anderson

19 December 2023 – 30 January 2024
THE SUMMER SHOW

7 – 21 December 2023
SMALL WORKS - Click and Collection

29 November 2022 – 28 February 2023
THE SUMMER SHOW

27 September 2022 – 15 October 2022
Bridie Gillman ‘Wash Over Me’

23 November 2021 – 15 December 2021
THE ART OF CHRISTMAS | ONLINE ONLY

11 – 29 May 2021
Bridie Gillman ‘Amongst’

29 January 2020 – 19 February 2020
Bridie Gillman ‘With the Sun in My Eyes’

26 June 2019 – 17 July 2019
THE NEW GALLERY SHOW — A Group Exhibition

19 February 2019 – 9 March 2019
BRIDIE GILLMAN 'Wide Eyed'

29 August 2018 – 15 September 2018
THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION

3 – 23 February 2017
Bridie Gillman ‘Overnight’

3 – 12 November 2016
BRIDIE GILLMAN Online Only