School of Arts and Cultures

Staff Profiles

Bridget Kennedy

Associate Lecturer

Background

Bridget Kennedy gained an MA in Fine Art in 2007 at Glasgow School of Art and her BA hons in Fine Art at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in 1992.  Through installation, sculpture, photography and video she investigates the impact and evidence of societal change on the landscapes she encounters. Re-presenting different types of information about these places, she seeks to bridge the gap between conventional forms of knowledge and a more sensory, material experience.
Bridget has shown in a variety of venues throughout the UK, as well as taking her work to Berlin, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Akureyri. In 2011 she worked with Mair Hughes on a project entitled 'Utopian Realism'. This resulted in a residency at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth and shows at Oriel Davies, Newtown and MOMA Wales, Machynlleth.

She is currently working with X10 on a project entitled Power inThe Land engaging with issues of nuclear energy and the land. This work came to fruition just as the last nuclear power station in Wales, Wylfa in Anglesey, shut down at the end of 2015. 

Research

2016: As Above So Below, research and production at Allenheads Contemporary Arts http://www.acart.org.uk/aasb.html
2014- present: Power in The Land, working together with X10 group of artists investigting the impact of Nuclear Power in Britain and beyond http://www.powerintheland.co.uk
2015-16: Creative Dialogues, Arts and Health research project. http://www.creativedialoguesproject.wordpress.com/
2014-15: Connecting Killhope, Arts Engagement project for Killhope Museum. http://connectingkillhope.blogspot.co.uk/
2012- Utopian Realism, research, production and exhibtions with Mair Hughes http://utopianrealismproject.blogspot.co.uk/

Teaching

Currently studio tutor for first year undergraduates and teaching on the Exhibition Module for the MFA.

During 2014/15 Bridget was Innovative Teaching Fellow in Fine Art