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Bridget Hillebrand Cloud Seeds



Building E, Level 2, Room 23



Cloud Seeds is a response to the sudden unleashing of rain onto the fragile Wimmera plains after many years of drought.
I have observed the endless shifts of rain cast by clouds on the surface of the land. Watched dry river beds and billabongs flood their banks and waited and listened to the return of the banjo frogs.

My prints investigate the role of memory, history and the physical marking of place when engaging with the landscape. My long association with the Wimmera landscape has heightened my awareness of the landscapes mutability and fragility. I work from memories of past contacts, from a deepening perception of the landscape based on intimate acquaintances. All landscapes embody memories. My work continues to be a meditation on the precarious relationship between nature and human interaction.

Bridget Hillebrand is currently completing her PhD in Visual Art at Monash University and has a Masters Degree in Fine Art from RMIT.

Her art practice focuses mainly on relief printmaking which incorporates linocuts and woodcuts. She is a Visual Artist with over 20 years experience teaching, conducting workshops, lectures and artist in residencies. She is currently teaching Printmaking and Drawing at Victoria University, Melbourne.

She has won a number of printmaking awards most recently the 2010 Silk Cut Award and is represented in numerous collections in Australia and overseas, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of NSW and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.



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