Artist Talk: Bridget Smith & Ben Burbridge

2 Feb 2023 6.30-8pm


Hear artist Bridget Smith discuss her new work in this unique talk.

British artist Bridget Smith discusses her approach to photography, which spans across analogue and digital, still and moving image, and sculpture and installation. United in her interest in light and a sense of place, with a particular focus on scale, colour and pattern, her work looks at our need to feel both elsewhere as well as connected to our environment.

Bridget will take us through developments in her practice and will also share a new moving image piece and photographic works. This talk will be chaired by curator and writer Ben Burbridge. 

Ben Burbridge is a writer, curator, and academic whose books include Revelations: Experiments in Photography (Mack 2015) and Photography After Capitalism (Goldsmiths 2020). He is Professor of Visual Culture at the University of Sussex.  

Bridget Smith (b. 1966 Essex, UK) studied at Central School of Art and Design and Goldsmiths, University of London. She completed a practice-led PhD at the Royal College of Art in 2022. Solo exhibitions and commissions include Frith Street Gallery, London (2023), The Swedenborg Society, London (2019), Beecroft Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford (2018), Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea (2015) and Peer Gallery, London (2010). Her work is held in public and private collections internationally including Arts Council England, Denver Art Museum, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh and Victoria & Albert Museum, London. She is represented by Frith Street Gallery, London.

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