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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.

BOLATAGICI INTERVIEW // iMODE MAGAZINE

In Contemporary Pacific Art, Gender and Militarism in the Pacific, Masculinity, militarism, Militarism in the Pacific, Pacific Islander Art in Australia, Pacific Research and News, PSMC recruitment in Fiji, Representations of the Black Body on June 18, 2010 at 11:14 pm
May/June 2010 iMode feature

May/June 2010 iMode feature

The May/June edition of iMode Magazine contains a 6-page feature on my work. You can view for free online at: http://www.imodemagazine.com/

ERIC BRIDGEMAN // NEW WORK AT 4A

In Art Exhibitions, Contemporary Pacific Art, Masculinity, Pacific Islander Art in Australia, Representations of the Black Body on April 1, 2010 at 4:03 am
Black Beauty - Eric Bridgeman, 2010

Black Beauty - Eric Bridgeman, 2010

26 MARCH – 8 MAY 2010

4A
181-187 Hay Street

Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

In 2009, Brisbane-based artist Eric Bridgeman travelled through remote parts of the Chimbu (Simbu) Province, his mother’s country in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. As he was born in Australia, Bridgeman became increasingly conscious of his own ‘white’ Australian presence, and began to recognise the impact of photography on representations of national and cultural identity in PNG.

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// TO HELMAND AND BACK //

In Gender and Militarism in the Pacific, Masculinity, militarism, Militarism in the Pacific, Military History, PSMC recruitment in Fiji, PTSD on February 3, 2010 at 11:24 am
Derek Derenalagi

Derek Derenalagi

More than 2,000 Fijians are currently serving in the British forces, trading their palm-fringed Pacific islands for the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. Why do they do it? For a passport out of poverty and to fight for the nation that once ruled them. Dan McDougall reports .

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Fijian soldier was shot dead while protecting Afghan elders

In Masculinity, militarism, Militarism in the Pacific, Pacific Research and News on December 8, 2009 at 1:03 am
 Fusilier Petero 'Pat' Suesue  Photo: PA

Fusilier Petero 'Pat' Suesue Photo: PA

A Fijian soldier described as a loyal warrior died after being shot by enemy forces while protecting a meeting of Afghan elders, an inquest heard.

Fusilier Petero ”Pat” Suesue, of 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, was killed near Sangin, in Afghanistan, on May 22 while on foot patrol at around 1.30pm.

He was among a group of around 90 soldiers who were patrolling the area to provide a secure perimeter for a meeting of elders and important Afghan nationals.

An inquest heard today that Fus Suesue, 28, was shot in the abdomen as the platoon was preparing to replenish their equipment.

A series of small round shots were heard before Fus Suesue fell to the ground.

He was dragged behind the wall of a compound where his fellow soldiers gave first aid while under fire from enemy forces.

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