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Brenda Ridgewell's work explores the inimate space on the human body. The space reserved for a lover or a child.

Her exploration of these spaces on the human body has led to a group of work that touches and moves away from the body, exploring the space both on and beyond the body surface.

She has used precious and semi precious materials to reflect the preciousness and tenacity of life.

Works are developed through a system of units constructed in differing manners to develop forms that interact with the space of the body. The repititive element is a reminder of the repitition within our lives and body; the repitition that makes us all the same but not quite the same. The work is often articulated to allow it to move with or against the body.


Brenda Ridgewell is the Director of Jewellery and 3D Design at Curtin University, Western Australia, and has been the recipient of many prestigious awards. She has exhibited her work throughout Australia, as well as in the USA, Japan and the United Kingdom. Although she has exhibited widely over the years, her exhibition at Gallery East in February 2006 is her first solo exhibition in Western Australia since 1996 and, as such, is of considerable significance,

Recent Exhibitions

2005

Alice Craft Acquisitions Award, Alice Springs, NT.

2004

Looking Over My Shoulder, Lesley Craze Gallery, London.

2003

Essential Space, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, ACT.

2003

Alice Craft Acquisitions Award, Alice Springs, NT.

2002

City of Perth Craft Awards, Craft West Gallery, Perth,WA.

2002

Oz Gold, Quadrivian Gallery, Sydney NSW, Toured Australia.

2001

Contemporary Wearables 01, Toowoomba, QLD.

2001

Commitment, Craft West Gallery, Perth,WA.

2000

Participant Invitation Exhibition, Australian Jewellery, Lesley Craze Gallery, London.

1999

Precious Space, Gallery 482 Fortitude Valley, QLD.

1999
Contemporary Wearables 99, Toowoomba, QLD.
1999
Alice Craft Acquisitions Award, Alice Springs, NT.
1998
City of Perth Craft Awards, Craft West Gallery, Perth, WA.
1997
Hobart Art Prize, Carnigie Gallery, Hobart, TAS.
1997/8
Contemporary Wearables 97, Toowoomba, QLD, Touring Australia..
1997
City of Perth Craft Awards, Craft West Gallery, Perth, WA.
1996
Jewellery by Brenda Ridgewell, New Collectables, Fremantle, WA.
1996
The Australian Experience, Gallery Konoha, Tokyo, Japan.
1996
City of Perth Craft Awards, Craft West Gallery, Perth, WA.
1996
Head First, Craft West Gallery, Perth, WA.
1995
15th National Craft Acquisition Award, Darwin.NT.
1995
Up Front, Door Exhibition Space, Fremantle,WA.
1995
Alice Craft Acquisitions Award, Alice Springs, NT.
1995
Craft Expo Melbourne,VIC.
1994
City of Perth Craft Awards, Craft West Gallery, Perth, WA.
1994
Antipodes, Taku Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.
1993/4
The Art of Adornment, Contemporary Australian Jewellery, The National Museums of Modern Art, Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan, Indonesia, Korea and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmania.
1993
Contemporary West Australian Jewellery, San Francisco International Airport Complex, USA.
1993/4
Contemporary Wearables, Touring through New South Wales and Queensland.
1993
Chicago International New Art Forms Exhibition, Chicago, USA.
   
   

Collections

National Gallery, Canberra, ACT.

 

Toowoomba Regional Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD.

 

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth,WA.

 

Alice Craft Acquisition Collection, Alice Springs, NT.

 

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT.

 

Curtin University of Technology, Bentley, WA.

Awards

 

 

1998

City of Perth Craft Award, Craft West Gallery, Perth, WA. Open Award for Excellence.

1998

Australia Council Grant for the development of a new body of work.

1997

Contemporary Wearables 97 Jewellery Award,Toowoomba Regional Gallery,QLD.

1996

City of Perth Craft Award, Craft West Gallery, Perth, WA. Open Award for Excellence.

1995

15th National Craft Acquisitions Award, Darwin, NT.

1995

Alice Craft Acquisition Exhibition, Alice Springs, NT.

1995

Up Front, A National Non Acquisitive Annual Award Exhibition, Fremantle, WA.

1994

City of Perth Craft Award, Craftwest Gallery, Perth, WA. Open Award for Excellence

To view more of this artists works go to the Jewelery Section

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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