ERIC BRIDGEMAN

Campari collaboration

ERIC BRIDGMAN

Born 1986 in Redcliffe, Queensland Eric lives and works in Brisbane, Australia and Wahgi Valley, Jiwaka Province, Papua New Guinea.

“Suna is a word in Yuri language used to describe a middle ground, a safe and central location in a village ideal for gathering, and distant enough from potential conflicts at the borders. My home in the Wahgi Valley of Papua New Guinea was built in 2015, quickly becoming a meeting point for relatives, extended family from the Yuri Alaiku tribe of South Simbu, and local papa graun (custodial land owners). The round house became a site of exchange, organisation and learning for generations of men (a hausman or men’s house) to help enrich our lives through artistic practice and traditional knowledge, while encouraging self-development and community participation.”