2022 ARTIST BIOS | Brigid Vidler

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About Brigid Vidler

Brigid Vidler is an Australian artist who lives and works in London. She trained in woodcarving in Italy. She has exhibited in Spain, Italy, the UK and Australia. Her work explores the anthropocene.

2022 SWELL ARTWORK – Salvage/Selvage, Brigid Vidler

A reef of faded denim coral covers 3 empty oil drums, scattered on the sand. Denim is one of the most recognisable fabrics in the world, from utilitarian workwear to items of fashion. Fading and ripping reveal snippets of the life of the person who wore the denim. Similarly, traces of human activity can be seen on coral reefs in the form of physical damage, pollution and now almost annual coral bleaching events. The coral has been hand sewn using old pairs of salvaged jeans.

Instagram: @brigid_vidler

Facebook: @Brigid Vidler

Website: www.brigidvidler.com

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 9-18 September.