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Brigit Ryan

Brigit Ryan

Residence Period: 2016.01.04-2016.01.31

Brigit Ryan

Above: The Qualms with Brodie Vera Wood, West Space, 2015, installation view (Photo by Christo Crocker)
(Profile photo by Bianca Milani)

Open Studio & Exhibition

Brigit Ryan will use local architecture and found objects in Tokyo as inspiration for new sculptural works. Using her outsider's perspective, she will produce a series of small sculptural works in response to her environment. These will be provisional sculptures - constructed quickly and intuitively from readily available materials. This fast method of working will result in a body of process-driven work, which will form the basis of a more involved project on her return to Australia. Her studio will provide a site for an evolving production and exhibition space for these works in progress.

[Open Studio]
Dates: January 16 (Sat) - 25 (Mon), 2016 *Closed Tuesdays
Time: 12:00- 17:00 *Open until 19:00 on Fridays
Location: 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Studio B108
Free entry

Dates: January 28th (Thu) and 29th (Fri), 2016
Time: 12:00-19:00
Reception: January 28th (Thu) 18:00-19:00
Location: 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Studio B108
Free entry

Artist Profile

Bachelor of Fine Art, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne, 2012
Art Start Grant, Australia Council for the Arts, 2015
"Sans Pellegrino", Solo Exhibition, Bus Projects, Melbourne, 2014

Brigit Ryan is a sculpture and installation artists whose practice centres on a critical investigation of the roles of cultural history, materiality and labour in artistic practice and reception. Her work pushes initial responses and expectations of common objects, with a sensitivity to material function, cultural loading and perceived value. She is interested in uncovering the inherent attractions and idiosyncrasies in her subjects. Her process is developed through a combination of research, humour and an intuitive drawing out of the sculptural form.