Bridget Farmer – Biography


About Me

I am an artist/ printmaker who has a bit of an obsession with birds. I love drawing and when, in 2006, I did a weekend printmaking course at the Australian Print Workshop I fell in love with the medium.

I am originally from Northern Ireland but am now living in Australia about an hour north of Melbourne in the bush.

 

Education: 

1997-1998 B-Tec Diploma, Foundation Studies in Art and Design, John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

1999-2002 BA Honours (First Class), Design and Applied Art (Jewellery and Silversmithing) Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK

2002-2003 Post Graduate Diploma, Design and Applied Arts, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK

2007 MFA Fine Art (Printmaking) RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

 

Selected Awards:

2008  Highly Commended in the Port Jackson Press Graduate Printmaking Award, Melbourne, Australia

2008 Australian Print Workshop Collie Print Trust Scholarship, Melbourne, Australia

 

 

Selected Exhibitions:                        

2002 International Graduate Show, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegan, Netherlands

2004 Solo show, Leith gallery, Edinburgh, UK

2005 Accepted for Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Northern Ireland, UK

2008 Port Jackson Press Graduate Printmaking Award, Melbourne, Australia

2008 Bird Song, Group Show, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Australia

2008 Observatory, Australian Print Workshop Collie Print Trust Scholarship Exhibition, Australia

2009 Bird Story, Solo show, Bird’s Gallery, Kew, Melbourne, Australia

2010 Accepted for Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Northern Ireland, UK

2011 Joint Show, Graffan Gallery, Castle Espie, Northern Ireland, UK

2011 Home Bird, Solo Show, Bird’s Gallery, Kew, Melbourne, Australia

 

Commissions:  

2006 Illustrated “The Bay Tree Book” published by Booklink

2008 Illustrated “100 Australian Poems You Need To Know” published by Hardie Grant

2008 Illustrated “The Red Bay Tree Book” published by Booklink

2010 Illustrated “100 Australian Poems of Love and Loss” published by Hardie Grant

 

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