Studio Artist, Early Childhood Teacher & Atelierista.
With over twenty years experience in Arts and Education I am excited to be sharing my skills and knowledge. I have a background in teaching, community arts and cultural development. Currently, I deliver a Reggio Emilia studio art program in an early learning centre and facilitate workshops in local galleries and gardens. I am available to host a range of professional developments for educators and creative mentoring sessions for children and womens groups. Some of my previous clients have been : preschools, indigenous communities, domestic violence and refugee programs.
Reg: Vic Institute of Teaching.
International Meditation Teachers & Therapists Association.
Master of Visual Arts (photo - media)
Post Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Education
Bachelor of Contemporary Arts
Diploma of Yoga & Meditation Teaching (200hrs)
Past and Present
2018 - current
Kids Imagination Network
Bridget integrates nature, art and mindfulness to nurture a sense of wonder and inquiry through direct engagement with the current exhibitions and the local environment. Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill. Melbourne.
2018 - 2020
Childrens Movement and Mindfulness in a native garden setting in the Dandenong Ranges. Specialised seasonal and homeschooling workshops for children, families and groups. Karwarra Native Garden, Kalorama. Victoria.
2010 - 2015
See Through Me
Childrens charity program for isolated and disadvantaged communities. Funded through Regional Arts Victoria and the Regional Art Development Fund. In partnership with Artists for Kids Culture and Lomography Australia /NZ.
2016 - current
Reading Art With Kids
Art interpretation as a form of therapeutic practice for children and educators in early childhood settings. This research is the basis of a new publication and draws on my diverse experiences and current studio teaching practice.
"Our task, regarding creativity, is to help children climb their own mountains, as high as possible. No one can do more"
Loris Malaguzzi - Reggio Emilia Approach
I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where I work and live. I pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging. I celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.
Mount Dandenong, Australia