Bridgette Ashton

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Model for Banqueting Hall Cavern Touring Replica, 2014 Cardboard, Glue, Wood 150 X 82 X 56cm
Dont Throw iIt All Away Out Love, 2012 79 Prints: Digital Print, Screenprint,(Each A Unique Edition) Thread, Insect Pins. 30cm X 18cm (Each Print)
Dont Throw iIt All Away Out Love, 2012 79 Prints: Digital Print, Screenprint,(Each A Unique Edition) Thread, Insect Pins, Cardboard, Found Objects. Variable
The Vortigern Cave Experience, 2011 Cardboard, Glue, Paint 180cm X 160cm X 150cm
Margate Subterranea map, 2013 Digital Print, Felt Tip Pen And Stamp On Recycled Photocopy Paper 29 Cm X 42 Cm
'View Master Viewer Taken to Views on Reel 1401: Paris I (#5. Eiffelturm von 1889 300m Hoch), 2003 Digital Photograph 29 Cm X 42 Cm
'Italia'(part of 'Zip Up Cases for a Motoring Tour of Europe c.1982'), 2005 Mixed Media 40cm X 20cm X 3cm (Closed)
Model for the Cattedown Caves Touring Attraction, 2011 Cardboard, Glue, Fake Gold Leaf 35 Cm X 35 Cm X 35 Cm
Flower Lady, 2012 Found Image Collage 29 X 42 Cm
Monkey Puzzle Tree, 2009 Papier Mache, Wire, Glitter, Soap, Pins, Found Object 20 X 13 X 13 Cms
Deptford Biscuit, 2011 Flour, Water, Salt, Sellophane, Digital Print On Paper 12 Cm X 12 Cm X 2cm
Horse Lady, 2012 Found Image Collage 29 X 42cm
Ornithology I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII & VIII suite, edition of 5, 2011 Linocut And Flock Screenprint 20 Cm X 30cms (Each Print)
Quick Facts

My work depicts places and narratives, sometimes real and at other times invented.  I make objects and sculptures as well as drawings, prints and collages that are at times flagrantly melancholic and wistful and which celebrate pastiche. 

Much of my work retains indications of materiality and means, on occasion alluding to the obsessiveness of the hobbyist.  I enjoy the contradictions and challenges of using impermanent mediums such as cardboard, glue or iced gingerbread to make intricate works using long-drawn-out processes.

Elements of my work entails identifying ambiguous networks and relationships which often involves compulsive and protracted investigation and classification.  In recent projects I have engaged with redundant or overlooked sites, objects and archives. My scale-models, depictions and proposals have embraced the paradox and nostalgia of the replica as visitor attraction.

Finished works are often shown in ways that emphasise their ordinariness while at the same time inviting closer inspection to reveal layers of potential interpretation.  I frequently present works in the form of a publication or leaflet, made as the culmination of an idea or the documentation of a project.

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