Bridget Baskerville is an emerging artist, based between Canberra and her hometown of Kandos, NSW. She is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) at the Australian National University School of Art and Design. Baskerville is a printmaker but also works across the media of photography, video and textile art. Her practice encompasses the socio-environmental issues faced by her hometown, as well exploring her personal connection to place and community. Baskerville has previously exhibited work at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, the CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra and PhotoAccess, Canberra.
‘The Shift’ is a portrait of Bridget’s hometown of Kandos. Through the contrast between the new and the archival, the artist delves into shifting narratives, layered history, and her own personal connection to spaces within the town.
Baskerville’s practice is informed by her experience of growing up in regional NSW. Through themes of community, history, time and ecology, her work examines personal connections to place and how these connections can influence the way we care for a place. Her work embodies a sense of nostalgia as well as a recognition of what has been lost, drawing on the relationship between a location and the people that were once there.