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ERIC BRIDGEMAN // BASIL SELLERS ART PRIZE

In Art Exhibitions, Contemporary Pacific Art, Gender in the Pacific, Masculinity, Pacific Islander Art in Australia on July 26, 2010 at 7:59 am
Eric Bridgeman Wilma Jr. (“Blacky”) from the series ‘The Sport and Fair Play of Aussie Rules’ 2009 inkjet print on paper 140 x 120 cm © Courtesy the artist

Eric Bridgeman Wilma Jr. (“Blacky”) from the series ‘The Sport and Fair Play of Aussie Rules’ 2009 inkjet print on paper 140 x 120 cm © Courtesy the artist

Congratulations to Brisbane-based artist Eric Bridgeman who has been named as a finalist in the prestigious Basil Sellers Art Prize for 2010!!! For the Basil Sellers Art Prize, Eric Bridgman has undertaken an ambitious departure from his video and photography practice. Bridgeman presents a life-size sculpture of one of the characters from his recent photographic portraits of fictional identities. The multi-component sculptural tableau continues Bridgeman’s interdisciplinary project commenced in 2008 titled The Sport and Fair Play of Aussie Rules, which combines references to tribal identities, hyper-masculinity, sexuality and sport using a carnivalesque aesthetic. Announcement of $100,000 prize winner:
5 August 2010. Exhibition runs from 6 August – 7 November 2010.

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