PORTIA GEACH MEMORIAL AWARD FINALIST

Claire Bridge has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious $30,000 Portia Geach Memorial Award. A previous winner of the People's Choice Award and former finalist, this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Award. 

 

 

Celebrating it's 50th year in 2015, the Portia Geach Memorial Award is Australia's most prestigious art prize for portraiture by female artists.

 

The Portia Geach Memorial Award was established by the will of the late Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, Portia Geach. The non-acquisitive award of $30, 000 is awarded by the Trustee for the entry which is of the highest artistic merit, '...for the best portrait painted from life of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, or the Sciences by any female artist resident in Australia during the twelve months preceding the close date for entries.' 

 

 

August 4th- 22nd 2015

Future Memory

Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

Solo exhibition



Artist talk

Saturday August 8th 2015,  1- 3 pm

Claire Bridge speaks about Future Memory



 

August 13th- 17th 2014


Melbourne Art Fair
Royal Exhibition Buildings

The Dark Side
Flinders Lane Gallery
stand C108

http://www.flg.com.au/exhibition/melbourne-art-fair-2

 

Saturday August 16th 2014


Claire Bridge at FLG


Stand C108


Royal Exhibition Buildings

Artist Talks and Walks

Melbourne Art Fair



Claire Bridge

Highly Commended, Silver Medal

Black Swan  Portrait Prize 2014

 

 

Claire Bridge

Winner of the Shirley Hannan National Portrait

Award 
People's Choice Award 2014



March 29 - 12 April 2014 

Air Born

Solo Exhibition 

Anthea Polson Art, Gold Coast 



January 2014
 


Claire Bridge is a finalist in the Rick Amor Drawing Prize 2014


Exhibition runs from Feb 1st - 23rd March 2014

Art Gallery of Ballarat

 

January 2014 

 

 Claire Bridge in The Portrait Show

Group show at Flinders Lane Gallery

Celebrating 25yrs

Exhibition from Jan 28th - 15th Feb 2014


 

Art Collector July 2013





readThe Melbourne Review July 2013


 

read  

Nite Art, 24th July

 Claire Bridge Nite Art

read the article by Celeste Hawkins

 

Art Almanac July 2013


Art Almanac Claire Bridge

 

Raven review July 16 2013

Claire Bridge art 
read it here

 

July 2013 

Claire Bridge solo exhibition

ALCHEMY

16 July - 3 August

Flinders Lane Gallery

Melbourne

Opening Wed 17 July

5.30 - 7.30 pm 

read the artist's statement here

View the exhibition

 


February 2013

Claire Bridge is exhibiting in the Linden Postcard Show
Linden Center for Contemporary Arts

 

 

2nd February -  24th March  2013


Claire Bridge painting art 

Claire Bridge, In my skin, 2012, 25 cm x 30 cm, oil on panel


December - Jan 2013

Claire Bridge finalist in the 2012 


December 2012 

Claire Bridge finalist in the 2012 Belle Arti Prize
Chapman and Bailey Gallery

Wed 12 Dec - Sat 26 Jan 2013

Claire Bridge painting art 

 Claire Bridge, Offering I, 2012 oil on Belle Arti linen, 35 x 35 cm (Finalist in 2012 Belle Arti Prize)

 

Claire Bridge finalist in the 2012 A.M.E Bale Art Prize

Echo's Silence, has also been shortlisted for the 2012  A.M.E Bale Art Prize for Oil/Acrylic.
Twenty Melbourne Painters Society have selected the finalists for this
exhibition of figurative realist paintings and drawings which runs

from 1 Dec - 16 Dec 2012 
Glen Eira City Council Gallery. 

 

TRIPLE HAPPINESS on NOW

Triple Happiness is an exhibition of donated works by artists, including a painting by yours truly and all proceeds go to the Alannah and Madeleine Foundation.
Silent auction on now until noon this Saturday.

Follow this link for all the info at
Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne.
http://www.flg.com.au/triplehappiness.html#auctionformat

November 2012

Claire Bridge announced as finalist in the 2012 Gold Coast Art Prize. VIEW IMAGE

 

 

October 2012

 

 

CLAIRE BRIDGE, "Did you feel the earth Move?", 2010, oil on linen, 123 x 104 cm, Finalist in the Fishers Ghost Art Award 2012

 

Claire Bridge announced as finalist in the
50th Festival of the Fisher's Ghost Art Award, 2012


27 October - 24 November 2012
Campbelltown Arts Centre

 

Official opening by the 2012 judges
Natasha Bullock, Curator, Contemporary Art
Art Gallery of NSW

Lisa Havillah, Director, Carriageworks

Keith Munro, Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Programs, Museum of Contemporary Art 

 

 

 


MAY 2012

 

Claire Bridge R & M McGIVERN PRIZE 2012 finalist

May 10 - June 23
Maroondah Art Gallery
Maroondah Federation Estate

Click here for a list of finalists for 2012 

 
Announcement of the winner will be at the Maroondah Art Gallery on Thursday 10 May 2012. The finalist exhibition continues until 23 June 2012.

The 2012 judging panel of the McGivern Prize is Kelly Gellatly, Curator of Australian Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria,Warwick Reeder of Reeder Fine Art and Jason Smith, Director, Heide Museum of Modern Art.

 



FEBRUARY 2012

THE STUDIO SHOW

FLINDERS LANE GALLERY
137 Flinders Lane Melbourne

FEB 28 - MAR 17
opening reception Saturday Mar 3
1:30 - 3:30 pm




Press from Australian Art Collector magazine

Claire Bridge becomes Cultural Diplomat for Australia, Australian Art Collector




American Australian Association presents Sunday Spotlight Series 1:

NO ONE IS AN ISLAND

Australian Artists in New York responding to a Global World


Panel discussion moderated by Claire Bridge

Visual Arts Advisor to the Association's Cultural Committee


Sunday November 20th, 2011 4 -6 pm*

Chandelier Penthouse 611 Broadway, #900

New York, NY 10012


Presenting the artists: Natasha Johns-Messenger, Simone LeAmon,

Maria Kozic & David Rankin together with special guests


Wine, cheese, coffee, tea & cookies will be served

Tickets $15 Members/$20 Non-Members


Proceeds to benefit the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund for aspiring artists


Bookings: Marcia Callaghan: marcia.callaghan@aaanyc.org

Telephone: +1 212.338.6860 ext 202

 

INTERNATIONAL ARTS ADVISOR

CLAIRE BRIDGE has been appointed as
Visual Arts Advisor to the Cultural Committee
of the American Australian Association.


NOVEMBER 2011


EXCHANGE

Gatakers Art Space
Maryborough, QLD

Nov 3 - 30


SAFE AT HOME

Cube Contemporary Art Projects
Bowden, SA

Nov 30 - Dec 10

This exhibition is a fundraising event
for Victim Support Services SA


 

JULY 2011

ABOUT FACE
Maroondah Art Gallery
Maroondah Federation Estate
July 7 - 30

GALLERY ARTISTS
TIm Olsen Gallery
Sydney
July 2011

 



APRIL 2011

SULMAN PRIZE FINALIST

Archibald, Sulman and Wynne Prizes 2011

Claire Bridge has been selected as a finalist for her work Rising Tides

in the Sir John Sulman Prize 2011 at the Art Gallery of NSW

16 April - 26 June

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery Rd, The Domain

Sydney, Australia


VISIBLE / INVISIBLE

Flinders Lane Gallery
Melbourne
April 5 - 21

LIVE interview with Claire Bridge

Listen in on April 5 at 10 am EST (Melbourne)
My Artroom Online

Discover the story behind the works and listen in as Claire presents
strategies to attain your peak creative zone consistently

 

FEBRUARY 2011

ANIMAL MAGIC

 

Maroondah Art Gallery
Maroondah Federation Estate

Jan 28 - Mar 5

 



JANUARY 2011

NETWORK

Art Gallery of Ballarat
Dec - Jan 31


 

DECEMBER 2010

CHRISTMAS PORTRAIT SHOW

Anthea Polson Art

Gold Coast, QLD




 

SEPTEMBER 2010

A TERRIBLE BEAUTY

Solo show at Flinders Lane Gallery,
Melbourne

September 7 - 25



Claire Bridge   Did you feel the earth move?       123 x104 cm  Oil on linen  2010

MARCH 2010

 "FRESH"  Flinders Lane Gallery
March 16 - April 10

AUGUST 09

Claire is selected as a finalist in the Mosman Art Prize,
Mosman Art Gallery, NSW


JULY 09

"30x40" : A snapshot of contemporary Australian art (group exhibition).
 5/6/09 - 21/7/09   
United Galleries Sydney


JUNE 09

Claire is selected as a finalist in the R&M McGivern Prize, exhibition
at Maroondah Art Galler
y

"20Plus" Flinders Lane Gallery

"30x40" : A snapshot of contemporary Australian art (group exhibition).
5/6/09 - 21/7/09   
United Galleries Sydney

Anthea Polson Art - Gallery Opening Group Show


 

MAY 09

Group exhibition       
Maroondah Life Drawing Exhibition

Maroondah Art Gallery, Maroondah Federation Estate

APRIL 09

Solo exhibition Transit Lounge 

3 April - 2 May
  
Maroondah Art Gallery
Maroondah Federation Estate

32 Greenwood Ave, Ringwood, VICTORIA

Friday 3 April at 6.30 pm by Jeff Makin, artist and art critic for the Herald Sun
Artist talk: Saturday 18 April at 2 pm


this solo show coincides with the exhibition of work by Sidney Nolan, a magnificent
obsession 
at Maroondah Art Gallery

 

MARCH 09

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2009 - Finalist

Claire Bridge is a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2009
with her painting "If looks could kill"  click: Doug Moran Prize  for further details

Winner of the Living Art Award

Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize
Bridge's painting "After the bath"to be reproduced on the Aria building
Broadbeach QLD


FEBRUARY 09

Winner of the People's Choice Award

Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize December 6 - February 8

Bridge has just been announced as winner of the People's Choice Award
for the Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize for her work "After the bath"  

 

 

TREASURES 08
          

FLINDERS LANE GALLERY

December 2 - 20 
Gallery artists group show:  see contact page for details

 
OCTOBER 2008

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize touring exhibition continues in WA

 
Artist - in - Residence





Claire commences as artist-in-residence at Maroondah Art Gallery, Federation Estate



OCTOBER 2008

BEYOND BELIEF
solo exhibition

Oct 1 - 18,  2008

 






red gallery
-
contemporary art space
157 St. Georges Road, Fitzroy North,
VIC 3068

+61 3  9482 3550
http://www.redgallery.com.au/


 


Mosman Art Prize 2008

2 August to 31 August 2008

Claire is a finalist in the 2008 Mosman Art Prize with her work 'Cold' showing at the Mosman Art Gallery, cnr Art Gallery Way & Myahgah Road Mosman, over the next 4 weeks, from 2 August to 31 August 2008. The 2008 Mosman Art Prize was judged by Rachel Kent, Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











Cold
, Oil on belgian linen 2008, 35.5cm x 28 cm


 

 

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2008

Claire has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.
Her work 'Vashti' has been selected for the finalists exhibtion which is currently touring
nationally til 2009 at various venues around Australia.

Finalists exhibition and announcement: Mitchell Gallery, State Library of NSW, Sydney

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (DMNPP)

 

Vashti, Oil on belgian linen, 2007


Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (DMNPP) currently touring at these venues:

Description

Location

Date

DMNPP 08

 

State Library of NSW
Galleries, Mitchell Wing
Macquarie Street Sydney NSW 2000
Tel:               (02) 9273 1414      

10 March - 4 May 2008

DMNPP 08

Royal South Australian Society of the Arts
Level 1, Institute Building
Corner North Terrace and Kintore Avenue
Adelaide SA 5000
Ph:               08 8232 0450        (RSASA)

June 08

DMNPP08

 

Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
24 Chapman Road
Geraldton WA 6530
Ph:               08 9964 7170      
 

current venue

July - Oct 31st 2008

 


 

 

Winner of the People's Choice Award Announced

Portia Geach Memorial Award 2007

"Portia Geach People's Choice Award Winner Announced
Congratulations to Melbourne-based artist, Claire Busuttil Bridge, winner of The People's Choice for The 2007 Portia Geach Memorial Award exhibition. Claire overwhelmingly won our viewer's choice for her work, Vashti, a portrait of fellow artist, Vashti Bieber. "  

~National Trust of Australia (NSW) e-news, 16th November 2007 issue #27

view the article: http://www.nsw.nationaltrust.org.au/e-news/issue27a.html