Bridget McCrum RWA. FRBS. is an artist, painter, and sculptor.

Since childhood Bridget has been excited by ancient remains, fragments of carving and standing stones in lonely landscapes. Her travels have taken her to many sites from different cultures around the Mediterranean, and the chance to work on archaeological surveys in Somalia during the early eighties increased her interest in small objects from the past.

"The landscape around my two homes has inevitably worked itself into my mind. The gentle curves of the hills of South Devon and the stark limestone cliffs carved by wind and sea on Gozo, have all subconsciously influenced my carving. Looking down on birds circling and gliding above their prey from my home high above the Dart estuary. They make marvellously abstracted subjects and I have carved them ever since I have been here."

Bridget McCrum was born in 1934 and lives and works in Devon and Gozo in Malta. She studied at Farnham College of Art, training as a painter with Lesjek Musjynski, in the 1950s. She came to sculpture in her forties and from 1980 began to work primarily in stone, having learned her craft from John Joekes and Andrea Schulewitz on the South Downs.

Her work is included in many international collections including: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Rolls Royce Aero Engines, Bristol, Lismore Castle, Co Cork, HSBC, Malta, Spencer Stuart, London, and the Golden Door Foundation, San Diego. Her work is held in private collections in the USA, Canada, the Middle and Far East, Europe and the UK.

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS
 

2017
'The Road Less Travelled' Messums Wiltshire

View Show

2017
'Bridget McCrum' Messum's, London

2014 
'Past Present: Sculpture by Bridget McCrum', One Canada Square, Canary Wharf

2014 
Messum's, London

2011
Messum's, London

2008 
Messum's, London

2002 
St James Cavalier Art Centre, Malta

1998 
Messum's, London

1997
Messum's, London

1995 
Wattis Gallery, Hong Kong

1994 
Dartington Hall

1992 
Melitensia Gallery, Malta

1991 
Vanessa Devereux Gallery, London

1990 
School of Architecture, Plymouth

1988 
Phoenix Gallery, Lavenham

1986 
Vanessa Devereux Gallery, London

1984 
Drawing Schools, Eton


 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

'ING Discerning Eye'  Selector & Exhibitor 

Awarded ING Purchase Prize

Mall Galleries, London

2017

'Air: Visualising the Invisible in British Art 1768-2017' Royal West of England

View Show

2016

'Bronze and Stone' Messums Wiltshire

2015 

‘Sculpture at Lord’s Wood’, Messum’s,
Lord’s Wood, Bucks

 

2014 

'Sculpture at Work', Canary Wharf

 

2012 

'On Form Sculpture', Asthall Manor

 

2010 

'On Form Sculpture', Asthall Manor

 

2008

'On Form Sculpture', Asthall Manor

2007 – 2013 

Royal West of England Autumn Show

 

2009–13 

RWA Open Sculpture Exhibition

 

2003 –2010 

Concepts Gallery, Sculpture at Goodwood

 

2009 

Drawing Exhibition, Royal West of England

 

1989 – 2009 

New Art Centre at Roche Court, Salisbury

 

1997 – 2009 

Messum's, London

 

1999 – 2009 

Art London

 

2000 – 2004 

'Sculpture in the Garden', Bohun Gallery

 

2003 

'Tooth and Claw', Royal West of England Academy (invited artist)

 

2003 'Drawn Conclusions', Plymouth City Museum

 

1998 University of Surrey

 

1995 & 1997 

'Sculpture in the Garden', Deans Court, Wimborne

 

1996 

Chelsea Harbour

 

1991, 1989 & 1983 

Royal Academy

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Full portfolio and sculpture editions available via Messums

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