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Sculptor Robert Bridgewater will talk about his inspirations and practices as part of Revelations: Sculpture from The RMIT Art Collection.
Sculptor Robert Bridgewater’s practice is indicative of an interest in structural formality and geometry while reflecting on the natural environment and phenomena. In this talk he will explore his inspiration and practice. Bridgewater is influenced by the art and architecture of the countries he has visited in Europe, Asia and Northern Africa. Doorways in Morocco, the single curl of a lion’s mane from medieval sculpture the rays of divine light from Bernini’s Ecstasy of St Therese are all transformed as repeated motifs in his work
Robert Bridgewater is a previous winner of the Kangaroo Sculpture Award (1995) a multiple finalist in the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award (2001 2003 (highly commended) and 2005) and a finalist in the McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award (2010) and the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award (2011). One of Bridgewater's recent works - a 2.7 metre bronze work I’ll be Your Sunshine (Invisible)- is located in RMIT's Bundoora campus west and his work is featured in the RMIT Gallery exhibition Revelations: Sculpture from The RMIT Art Collection.