Brigid Vidler was born in Sydney, Australia. She is currently living and working London, UK and occasionally in Sydney.
Art is about processing information. I accumulate ideas, snippets of conversations, news articles, sensations and re-present them in my work. Each piece is driven by a desire to understand and more importantly, to question. Social justice, including the environment is a recurring theme in my work.
Through process, and material I explore ideas of time and resource. I believe that we focus on time inordinately in relation to the individual.... ie, 'my time.' Yet, we undervalue the time taken to create the objects we consume, the time it takes to repair damage we have done and the time it has taken to transport objects which we buy from their place of manufacture. Through working timber by hand and repetition I want to enact process and reveal the time it takes for objects to come into existence. By using a natural or recycled materials I wish to engage with and reflect upon the material and origin of objects that we consume.
I believe that it is the role of the artist and the function of art to ask more questions than provide answers.
Brigid Vidler, Jeannie Avent Gallery, London, July (solo show)
Depictions of Living, Mile End Art Pavilion, London, January
Hello Koala (On Tour), Botanic Gardens, Sydney, Dec
But I don't want Comfort, Airspace Projects, Sydney, March
Hidden, Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, October
Sculpture at Sawmillers, Sawmillers Reserve, Sydney, September
Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney, October
Hello Koala, Port Macquarie, Installed July
Tudors on Tour, Tower of London, London, May
Last One to Leave Turn Out the Lights, London, April
Artist Zoo, Open Ealing, London, July
Trucioli D'artista, Streets of Rivoli, Turin, Italy, May
Mail Art Creatives, Area Creative 47, Rivarolo Canavese, Italy, April
Human Rights, Concorso D'arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy, November, (Finalist, First prize and People's Choice Award)
Rasegna N.8 Savona, Italy, May/June, Finalist
Eco Arts Awards, North Carolina, Feb-April
Fragilidades II, Valencia, Spain, January
Scottish Sculpture Workshop Group Show, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Dec-Jan 2012
Fragilidades Humanas, Algemesi, Spain, Jan
Piedra, Petra, Valencia, Spain, Feb
Urban Arts Illustrated, Sydney, Oct (First Prize in Charity Fundraiser)
ImageNation, Shopfront Contemporary Artspace, June (solo show/installation)
Loopart Residency, Deptford, London, Dec-May 2014-5
Artist Zoo Micro Residency, Open Ealing, London, July
Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant, - Residency/training with Puppets in Prague, Czech Republic 2013
Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Residency/Technical Placement July-October 2011
ARTSLAB. Shopfront Contemporary ArtSpace, Sydney, Jan-Dec 2008
ImPACT, PACT Theatre, Sydney, Feb-Nov 2007