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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:


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

181-187 Hay Street

Sydney NSW 2000

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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Black SAS war hero who held off 250 rebels single-handed to be immortalised in statue

In Militarism in the Pacific, Military History, Representations of the Black Body on October 26, 2009 at 10:31 am
Sergeant Talaiasi Labalaba

Sergeant Talaiasi Labalaba

He was fighting a secret and brutal war in a dusty land far from home.

But while the 1972 clash between British forces and Communist rebels in has long passed into history, the actions of Sergeant Talaiasi Labalaba have not.

Instead, the Fijian soldier’s exemplary courage under fire places him high on the pantheon of SAS heroes.