Bridget Collin's process of working varies from digitally constructed images to handcrafted and carved. What stays consistent throughout her artwork is the importance of pattern and surface; her paintbrush acts as a pencil, creating detailed mark making and elegant lines; whilst textural surfaces are constructed with paper collage and expressive brush strokes. Landscape often plays a vital role, she finds inspiration in detailed markings in nature such as trees and water.
Bridget graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University, School of Art in 2014 with a 1st class honours, where she studied Illustration with Animation. On graduation, she was awarded the Fine Art MAFA award, this enabled her to exhibit with the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts (MAFA) for 2 years. Giving her the opportunity to have her work shown at Manchester Cathedral and Portico Library, Manchester. Since her graduation, she has also taken part in a group exhibition at Conningsby Gallery, London, 2014. In May 2015, after working closely with Audint for almost a year, the project was taken to Late Night at the Tate, Tate Britain, where an elegant animation of her 64 drawings was shown. Her work has also been chosen to be part of an Alumni exhibition, Legacy, Manchester Metropolitan University, January 2017.
Bridget Collin is a member of an art collective, SAC32, part of their ethos is to make art more accessible in the Stretford community. A sell out monthly life drawing class is held, alongside workshops which vary from children's animation to stiching classes. Bridget has run various workshops, where she introduced paper collage, painting and various crafts to the students.; she now runs a weekly drawing class with Creative Thursdays. SAC32 has already held 2 exhibitions; November 2016 was a showcase of over 30 local artists work, a fantastic event which over the whole weekend brought over 900 people in. Spring 2017, again featured over 30 local artists work, this time hosting a highly successful art auction on the first night, a bar, live tattooing and also original artwork and prints available to buy across the weekend.
For more information about SAC32, the artists, and how to get involved in the workshops,