A selection exhibited in Wide eyed at Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane. February 2019.
Bridie Gillman's Wide Eyed is a body of work made in response to her studio surroundings, the Tarragindi Recreation Reserve. Surrounded by gum trees and scrub, it is the first time Gillman has experienced this kind of landscape on a daily basis. At once serene and beautiful, this isolation incites fear, highlighting the bush holds a deep sense of the unknown to her. Translated through colour, the process of close observation of this environment is an attempt to reconcile this disquiet.