In January staying in Bundanon NSW as part of the artists residency programme I found myself overwhelmed by the vast power of the environment. Maybe I was intimidated by the surroundings but the work I was making didn’t reflect how I was feeling.
My walk to the river punctuated the day, a relief from the studio and the heat as at the time Australia saw an extreme heatwave across the country with the hottest December on record. A number of Blue-Green Algae warnings were issued in New South Wales culminating in two severe fish kills. The management of river system has become politically fraught, the evidence of our presence is irrefutable.
My work is interested in an articulation of the landscape relaying our slipping grasp on the natural, land as sacred, playground, resource, or balm. Hinting at our use and abuse of the natural and our limited understanding of its systems.
Bright studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts and Goldsmiths College, University of London and is currently a lecturer at the Slade School of Fine Art University College of London. Recipient of the Lorne Award 2017, and the Sidney Noland Centenary award 2017, she is currently represented by Locks Gallery US.