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About Bridgette Wallace

Bridgette Wallace
Bridgette Wallace Born:Saturday, 18 March 1961 Community: Keringke Language: Eastern Arrernte Skin Name: Kngwarraye Dreaming: Yam (Arlatyeye) Country: Unemarre Biography Bridget's family was relocated by the mission from Arltunga to Santa Teresa (Ltyentye Apurte) in 1953, where Bridget was born and grew up. She attended school at Ltyentye Apurte and was taught by the nuns. After school Bridget worked at the Women's Centre before being employed by the Art Centre in 1989. Bridget is one of Keringkes senior artists and mentors and teaches other less experienced artists. She has travelled and exhibited extensively. Many of her paintings have been reproduced in art based and commercial design products, while her work has also achieved great success in national art awards. Exhibition: 1990 Mbwellare, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT 1991 Crossroads, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs 1992 Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs Atyelpe, Te Taumata Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. 1993 Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs Blunstone Boot Exhibition, Contemporary Art Service Tasmania, Hobart, Tas. 1994 Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 1995 National Aboriginal Art Award, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, NT Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs Collegiate Arts Festival, Museum of Central Australia, Alice Springs, NT Northern Territory Art Award, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT 1996 National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Heritage Art Award, Old Parliament House, Canberra ACT National Fringe 96, Inbarendi Fringe Gallery, Adelaide SA Alice Craft Acquisition, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT Arm Load of Art Exhibition, Woods St Gallery, Darwin NT Anwernekenhe Tyepetye - Telling Our Story, Rainbow Serpent Gallery Sydney, NSW 1997 National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT The Desert Mob Art Show, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT 1998 Designs of the Desert, Hogarth Galleries Aboriginal Arts Centre, Sydney, NSW Keringke Arts: Kaleidoscope, Framed Gallery, Darwin NT 1999 National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT Desert Mob Art Show, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT Keringke Solo Exhibition, Araluen Art CEntre, Alice Springs, NT "Untelhentye" Design - Rainbow Serpent Gallery, Fox Studios Sydney, NSW. 2000 Desert Mob Art Show, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT St Kevins College Exhibition, Melbourne, Vic. 2001 Putting in the Colour: Silks from the Centre, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne Vic. Desert Mob Art Show, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT 2002 Desert Mob Art Show, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT 2003 Desert Mob Art Show, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT 2004 Desert Mob Art Show, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT 2005 Desert Mob Art Show, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT Inspiring Artist, Gunya Titjikala Group Show, Mcqarie Bank, NSW Special Projects & Achievements 1993 Paintings reproduced under licence as gift cards and wrapping paper by Community Aid Abroad Trading. Paintings reproduced under licence as wrapping paper by Bridgehead, Oxfam - Canada. 1st Prize Award - Blunstone Boot Exhibition, Contemporary Art Service, Tasmania - artwork selected for national tour. 1996 Artwork reproduced under licence as calender & diaries by Community Aid Abroad Trading 1999 Telstra Award - National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin NT - Finalist 2000 Dinner Set Design reproduction, Australian Fine China, WA 2001 Art work reproduced in Jukurrpa Diary for 2002, IAD Press, Alice Springs, NT 2006 Centacare Christmas Card design, Melbourne .

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