Eve Bridges


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Eve Bridges

About the Artist

Eve Lumai Bridges, also known as Eve Illustration, has recently achieved a masters degree in Illustration from the Manchester School of Art with distinction and in 2017 achieved a 1st class degree in Illustration with Animation from the same institution.

For her degree show, Eve was awarded the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts graduate award which allowed Eve to exhibit with the Academy as a graduate member for 3 years. In 2021, she was selected by the academy to become an associate member. Eve is also a member of the International Collage Guid.

Eve has exhibited works at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2017, 2018 & 2021, Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre and took part in New Designers as part of Manchester School of Art. In 2019, Eve was involved in a project run by film director Danny Boyle and her visuals were used for his launch of the School of Digital Arts at Home MCR. Eve also has a permanent exhibition of works at Elephantstones Gallery, her family’s gallery in the Peak District.

More recently, Eve has had her work featured in Photo Trouvée Magazine and published in books created by the Arizona Collage Collective, The Collage Lab and Fragmented Collective. Eve also exhibited in online exhibitions run by Photo Trouvée Magazine, Fragmented Collective & LenScratch.

Artist Statement

“Forgotten archives, lost memories and decaying imagery are the focus of my illustrative practice. Uncovering and researching narratives buried within collections of found photography inspire my mixed media works.

I work using both traditional and contemporary techniques but most of my final artworks are produced digitally – I never work directly onto the original image – they are far too precious!”

Danielle Boghanim

Danielle Boghanim

About the Artist

Danielle Boghanim (b.1985, France, lives and works in London, United Kingdom) is a practicing artist incorporating printmaking, painting, drawing and embroidery in her work. Her background in graphic design has informed the way she engages with language and a well marked use of colour. She explores the tension between what is known, taught, felt and what is hidden, suppressed or re-arranged. Coming from a mixed cultural heritage, her mother born in Czech Republic and father born in Tunisia, Boghanim is interested in the construction, deconstruction and re-modelling of identities within Western societies. As a result, her approach is layered and an ongoing investigation using various processes and techniques.

She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Parsons The New School, New York in 2009. In 2016, she trained at the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court Palace and at Ecole Lesage in Paris to further develop her embroidery skills. She is currently enrolled at the Royal College of Art in London pursuing her MA in the Print department. She is due to graduate in October 2022.

About Artist’s Work:

How much in us is authentic? What aspects are inherited through literature, education and tradition? And how does our internal world process this information?

My work investigates these questions daily. Informed by my own multicultural background, I am interested in recording and revealing the criss-cross of personal identities and effectively how this builds the fabric of our times. Our individual experiences are woven into the societal structures in which we live in. So how do we matter, exist and feel safe? Or how do we not?

My practice is multidisciplinary and my process layered and transformative. In my countless notebooks and on my phone, I collect words, sentences, book extracts that stay with me. I also fill pages with my own internal chatter. These snippets provide the grounds of my work. I then move onto the more physical part of my practice and start by painting and drawing on acetate. Next, I bring these gestural marks into my silkscreen printing practice. This forms new material that l repurpose at a later stage. Back in the studio, I reshuffle and patchwork these personal recordings using stitching and hand embroidery. This final stage allows me to sit with the work and intellectualise it. Embroidery has a meditating aspect that helps me engage with the work before parting with it.