TERESA MARIA BRIDGER
I studied for a Foundation Course in Art and Design at Barry College in 2000-2001 after leaving Wales in 1980 to join the Women’s Royal Air Force. Passing with ‘Distinction’ I then pursued my Fine Art Degree at Cardiff University where I specialised in Printmaking. The processes involved in printmaking can be time-consuming, however, they complement my nature and desire to perfect my artwork until my aesthetic standards have been met. I like to experiment with media and processes to produce prints that are unique and frequently impossible to reproduce in edition form.
I am currently photographing and cataloguing my prints, primarily woodcuts, collagraphs and etchings, to display via a personal website – sometime during 2010 with luck!
Foundation Degree in Art & Design 2000-2001 – Distinction
BA (Hons) Fine Art – Upper 2:1 Degree, Cardiff School of Art.
PGCE in Post Compulsory Education (16+) University of Newport – Passed 2006.
PGCE in Art & Design with QTS (Secondary level), Swansea Metropolitan University 2007-2008 – Passed June 2008.
Teaching experience: I worked as an Art Tutor for Bridgend Adult Education Department for three years (2004-2007) and currently work as a Supply Teacher of Art & Design in the Borough of Bridgend and Vale of Glamorgan.
Museum of Wales, Cardiff: June 2003 - Shared printmaking exhibition and sale of portfolio of commissioned artwork in conjunction with Cardiff University.
The Art Shop Gallery, Abergavenny. Exhibition of original prints, 2004.
Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff School of Art – Shared exhibition, 2004.
Red Dot Gallery, Cowbridge. Shared exhibition by four printmakers, October 2004.
Rhondda Heritage Centre Open Art Exhibition 2006 – Highly commended!
Bute Street Gallery, Cardiff - Open Art Exhibition 2008.
Currently working with Vale of Glamorgan Artists (VOGA) for group exhibition with Dyffryn Gardens followed by St Donat’s Art Centre June 2010 – September 2010.