Art in her blood

Press Release – Universal College Of Learning

Thirty years of nursing is in Bridget McArthur’s blood – and in her artworks. The Whanganui UCOL’s Quay School of the Arts student’s latest installation, Let me care for you is a colourful mass of intravenous drip bags.

Bridget McArthur and her colourful installation Let me care for you.
Bridget McArthur and her colourful installation Let me care for you.

Media Release
27 October 2011

Art in her blood

Thirty years of nursing is in Bridget McArthur’s blood – and in her artworks.

The Whanganui UCOL’s Quay School of the Arts student’s latest installation, Let me care for you is a colourful mass of intravenous drip bags.

She says as a theatre nurse she witnessed a large amount of waste produced. She wanted to make something beautiful, exciting and new from that waste.

Bridget’s installation is one of hundreds of student art works that will feature in Whanganui UCOL’s month long, annual arts festival Artrageous. Her work is part of the Bachelor of Fine Arts graduation exhibition that opens on November 5 at Whanganui UCOL’s Atrium.

She will be joined by fellow graduands from the four year degree programme in an exhibition titled 3 Ladders, as part of Whanganui UCOL’s month long, annual arts festival Artrageous.

“The idea of using recycled material links with my drive to make work that speaks of nurturing, repairing and reconstructing nature,” says Bridget.

“Art has always been a passion and having recently moved from Auckland to Whanganui, I was able to follow my dream of becoming an artist.”

Bridget was a finalist in this year’s pattillo art scholarship – New Zealand’s richest student art prize.

The Graduate exhibition opening on Saturday 5 November will be addressed by the pattillo art scholarship founder, Wellington businesswoman Ann Pattillo.
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