CLAIRE BRIDGE is a multi-disciplinary artist, of Anglo-Indian and culturally Deaf heritage, who explores body, gesture, voice and power, gendered violence, intergenerational legacies, and the labours of personal and cultural repair with a deep interest in collaborative and emergent frameworks.
She draws on myth as a vessel transversing porous time, alive with potential to transmit and transform culture. Embedded within her processes, objects, and materials, are gestures of repair of personal and collective wounds, opening ruptures of transformational potential and plasticity.
In Bridge's practice, repair is a vital practice of cultural resistance.Through an intersectional feminist lens, Bridge’s work queers and ruptures the status quo, disrupting entrenched paradigms and offering possibilities for hope and future worlding.
Claire currently has an exhibition at the Footscray Community Arts Centre that she curated alongside which is major collaboration with Deaf artist Chelle Destefano and Deaf Community titled, ‘What I Wish I’d Told You’. This exhibition affirms the story of Deaf experiences and diverse, complex identities, in an immersive exhibition of large scale video projections, which bring visitors into a Deaf world.
Claire's next solo exhibition will be at ACAE Gallery in Collingwood this coming November, opening November 19th.