I am an installation artist based in Leeds, West Yorkshire and graduated, with an MA in Visual Arts, from Bradford School of Arts and Media, in 2012.  My work, which centres on a passion for the cinema, is an analysis and deconstruction of the forms and structures of filmic representation within the modern film theatre.

My central area of concern is the notion of film as sculpture.  Cinema has such a profound effect on me that, at times, I sense that I can physically feel the materiality of the world represented on screen.  From such 'physical' encounters, my work takes the form of site specific installations that use sculpture to translate the immaterial, in the cinematic sense, into the material.

 

Recent exhibitions include Three Floating Forms, The Church of St John the Evangelist, Leeds (2013), commissioned for Light Night Leeds, funded by Leeds City Council and Leeds Inspired; MA21, Bradford School of Arts and Media, MA Visual Arts group show, the Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax (2014); Memoria: Memories of Light, Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, Leeds (2015), selected as part of a national competition for a New Opportunities Award as part of New Expressions 3, funded by Arts Council England. 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015     1st August - 4th October Memoria: Memories of Light, Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, Leeds

2013     4th October Three Floating Forms for Light Night Leeds, the Church of St John the Evangelist, Leeds

2012     21st September - 19th October Untitled: MA Visual Arts Final Show, Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax 

2010     3rd September Exhibition of degree show work for FABRIC, Phase Project Space, Bradford

 

2010     1st June - 1st July Degree Show, Bradford Playhouse, Bradford  

 

Residencies

2014/2015     One year residency in the ceramics department at Bradford School of Arts and Media, Bradford

2013/2014     Archive residency at Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, New Expressions 3

 

Group Exhibitions

2014     September - October MA21, Group exhibition of the work of past MA students and staff, Crossley Gallery, Dean Clough                           Galleries, Halifax 

 

Grants  |  Awards

2014     New Expressions 3, New Opportunities Award.  This award was won in open competition for Memoria: Memories of Light,                        produced in collaboration with Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills  

 

Publications | Articles | Press

2015     Memoria: Histories, Memories, Representations - Limited edition book of essays edited by 

              Wendy Frith, designed by Simon Ford, published by Fold Press 

 

2015     Yorkshire Evening Post - Article about Memoria: Memories of Light at Leeds Industrial Museum 

              at Armley Mils - Article by Neil Hudson, Art Project Shining A Light On Leeds’ History

 

2015     Yorkshire Evening Post - Article about Memoria: Memories of Light at Leeds Industrial Museum 

              at Armley Mils - Article by Aisha Iqbal, West Leeds: Mill Tales Showcase is Illuminating Minds 

 

 

 

Education

2012     MA Visual Arts, Bradford School of Arts and Media, (Distinction)

2010     BA (Hons) Fine Art, Bradford School of Arts and Media, (First)

Links

Axisweb profile: http://www.axisweb.org/p/davidbridges/    

Axisweb film: New Expressions 3, David Bridges: https://www.axisweb.org/thinking-and-ideas/2016/06/axisweb-films-new-expressions-david-bridges/

 

 

   

 

 

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