It’s a brand new week and we have a brand new ‘Artist At Home’ for you all! We caught up with Adam Bridgland to see what he’s been getting up to during lockdown, scroll down for the Q + A…
My name is Adam Bridgland and I am an artist based in Cambridgeshire. During the lockdown I have been working in our home studio, named The Hide as its design was influenced by bird hides. It is a space I share with my wife, artist Lucy Gough, and my two boys, based at the top of the garden that looks across the allotments and on to Angelsey Abbey.
It has been a strangely liberating experience working in the home studio, much of my time before was spent travelling between Cambridge and London. I have spent much of time trying to take stock of the work I had made over the last year. April was supposed to see the opening of my first solo show for 2 years. As with many of my solo exhibitions they are a full stop to a body of work. With that taken away it has been interesting to have more time to access this work and then start to think about the next chapter. I have also been reevaluating work that has sat in the studio for a little while. Some of the work again through fresh eyes has started new conversations in my practice to then move forward with. With my very simple set up of a board and two screen print claps I have been making simple mono prints and two/three colour prints, really to keep everything ticking over.
I have been working on a number of original enamel and letraset postcard/photographic works as well as a series of painted signs which I go and install in the fenland landscape near my home.
Beer and nuts, I’m working on my figure!
My football team, both playing and coaching
Go and see the sea, cry.
An image by my son Cass (aged 7) rather than me – think it sums up lockdown perfectly.