Eric Bridgeman (Yuriyal)

Solo Exhibition (title TBC) - remember to edit the post

12 March > 5 June 2022
Tuesday to Sunday - 11AM > 4PM





Eric Bridgeman (Yuriyal) is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice has recently focussed on photography. This exhibition presents a selection of photographic work created between the artist’s home in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea and Australia.

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IMAGE > [Top] Eric Bridgeman (Yuriyal) and Haus Yuriyal, Moskitos, 2010, archival digital print on Hahnamuhle cotton rag, 109 x 125cm. Image courtesy of the artist.


IMAGE > [Top] Eric Bridgeman (Yuriyal) and Haus Yuriyal, Moskitos, 2010, archival digital print on Hahnamuhle cotton rag, 109 x 125cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

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Yuriyal has recently been exploring the social and cultural issues relating to masculinity. Belonging to the Yuri tribe of South Simbu, Papua New Guinea, Yuriyal (meaning: Man of Yuri), produces portraits collaboratively with his fellow tribesmen and those closest to him, in traditional and domestic settings, to form personal tributes through intimate and meaningful exchanges within men's spaces, the artist's studio, the rugby field and the 'hausman', a tradition Papua New Guinean men's house.


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Eric Bridgeman (Yuriyal), 2021


Eric Bridgeman (Yuriyal) lives and works between Brisbane, Queensland, and the Eastern and Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea. He has a Bachelor of Photography from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane (2010). Significant solo exhibitions and commissions include The Fight, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne (2017); Haus Man, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (2012). His work was included in the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, NIRIN, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cockatoo Island, with Haus Yuriyal (2019); The National: New Australian Art, Carriageworks, Sydney (2019) and the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, QAGOMA, Brisbane (2015–2016).

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IMAGE > Portrait of Eric Bridgeman (Yuriyal). Image courtesy of the artist. Photographer: Mick Richards.




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