Bridget Heriz

You are invited to join Bridget Heriz and the author of Bridget’s new book, Amanda Geitner at Mandell’s Gallery, Norwich for drinks and a book signing.

Thurs 7 Dec 2017 5pm–8pm

Bridget Heriz was born in 1949 in Germany, where her father taught at the British Army of the Rhine school at Plön. She returned with her family to Suffolk in 1954. Following a foundation course at Goldsmiths in 1973, Heriz studied at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design from 1974 to 1977. Her subject matter, in particular the human figure, is explored with exceptional energy and invention through sculpture in clay, plaster, cement and bronze, and in recent years in wire, paper, card and board, and in drawings and watercolours. Her figures are filled with experience and emotion. ‘Massed on the shelves in her studio,’ writes Amanda Geitner, ‘they are like a benevolent crowd, quietly and attentively witness to the artist’s life…’

Amanda Geitner is Director of the East Anglia Art Fund, a membership charity dedicated to supporting the very best in exhibitions and art education in Norfolk and Suffolk. For more than twenty years Amanda worked in museums, curating collections and exhibition programmes. She began her career as a curator at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia. In the mid 1990s she came to the UK and to the role of Assistant Curator at the Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, before moving in 1998 to the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, where she was Chief Curator until 2015.

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