Dr Bridget Hillebrand is a Melbourne based visual artist. She completed her PhD project Climbing the landscape: Mt Arapiles – explorations in place and the printed image, in 2016 at Monash University. Through an investigation of rock climbing, printmaking and studio practice her visual research explores the relationship between the physicality of both making printed images and climbing, as a response to the corporeal dimension of the experience of place. Her art works have developed through a variety of forms including print, artist books, audio, video, art objects and installations.
Bridget has received numerous print awards and is represented in major public, and private collections in Australia and internationally including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery; State Library of Victoria, Melbourne; Monash University Library Rare Books, Melbourne; Printmaking Collective Workshop, Chicago, USA; Belfast Print Workshop, Ireland; Limerick Printmakers Studio and Gallery, Ireland; London Print Studio, United Kingdom; Edinburgh Print Studios, United Kingdom; University of West England Bristol, United Kingdom; Glasgow Print Workshop, Scotland; Chang Mai Contemporary Art Museum, Thailand; Chang Mai University, Thailand and Silpakorn University, Bangkok.