Bridget Schilizzi is an artist and maker based in Manchester, UK. Her practice includes mixed media sculpture, installation, drawing and printmaking. Her experiments with textiles and found materials have lead to a journey examining ideas of time, energy and labour.
‘Inspiration for my work comes from an interest in form and mark making and is the basis for explorations using a wide variety of media. My work whether on paper or 3D, it is very much about the process and the discoveries made while experimenting with materials and media. Very often the material itself serves as a vessel for multiple stories.
I enjoy the journey and the accidents inherent in processes that can’t be perfectly controlled.
During the meditative, repetitive labour of making I am struck by the random thoughts and images that arise during that process, and which give rise to new insights and new outcomes. Feeding into this process could be my responses to my environment or what I’m reading at the time.’
Autumn 2016: PS Mirabel
RK Burt Gallery, Union St, London. Drypoint/monotype. Figurative
Kosmonaut, 10 Tariff St, Manchester. Reveal Printmakers. Drypoint ‘Walking’
Wonder Inn, 29 Shude Hill, Manchester. 3 objects ‘Subverse’
PS Mirabel, Mirabel St, Manchester, UK. 24x24x24. Etching: ‘After louise’
Farfield Mill, Sedbergh, Cumbria. Monoprints on Zerkall.
Bankley Studios, Bankley St, Manchester. A6 group. ‘I dreamt it…,,’
PS Mirabel, Mirabel St, Manchester, UK. Shelf Life. ‘Love’s Labours lost’
PS Mirabel, Mirabel St, Manchester, UK. ‘Can I use glue instead?’
PS Mirabel, Mirabel St, Manchester, UK. A6 group. ‘re-cycle’
Bankley Studios, Bankley St, Manchester. A6 group: ‘Tale of two cities’
Degree show. Art & Design. Manchester Metropolitan University
Reconsidered at Nexus Art Cafe, Manchester, (UK), Group show
Hand Stitch Perspectives, L’Auguille en Fête, Paris
ArtAnon, Holden Gallery Cafe, MMU
Hand Stitch Perspectives, Knit & Stitch Show, London, Dublin, Harrogate
Foundation, The Manchester College
March 2012, Embroidery magazine