Born 1979 on Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Bridget Currie locates her practice as sculpture although works may involve performance, writing, food and painting using a highly personal lexicon of forms and actions using materials such as wood, bread, salt, clay, cloth and vegetables. Her central concern is bringing invisible states of being into the physical world of objects.
In 2007/08 she was a resident at the CCA Kitakyshu in Japan for 7 months where her interest in microbiology and pickles developed. In 2011 she was awarded an Anne and Gordon Samstag Scholarship and studied at the Kunglia Konsthogskolan in Stockholm. From 2012 to 2016 she exhibited in Sweden, Belgium, the UK , Lithuania, Poland and Spain; and participated in residencies at Fo.AM and Wolke in Brussels, AADK centro negra in Spain and at 5Months project in London. In October 2016 she was artist in resident at Rupert in Vilnius, producing a major work combining performative sculpture, set design and fiction writing.
She returned to Australia in 2016, and in 2017 produced a collaborative Dance and installation project for ‘Versus Rodin’ curated by Leigh Robb at the Art Gallery of South Australia. In 2018 she was artist-in-residence at Flinders Medical Centre researching visualisations of pain with chronic pain sufferers. She has recently completed her first permanent public art commission for the City of Unley in South Australia, combining sculptural elements with cyclical plantings of bulbs.