- Alumni, 2004
Antonia Bruce studied Fine Art at Newcastle Polytechnic in the early '80s and began her creative practice as an independent film maker and a founder member of London Video Arts. Her work was shown as part of the British Video Art collective at The Kitchen, New York, and The Serpentine Gallery, London. With sponsorship from the British Film Institute, her film 'Severance' (made in collaboration with Mark Lucas) was shown at regional film festivals and is in the film collection at the I.C.A in London. In 1991, Antonia moved to Sweden with her husband and three children. While there she established and taught an art programme at an international primary school and during this time she began exploring 'camera-less' photography. On returning to London she studied on The Drawing Year at The Prince's Drawing School (now the Royal Drawing School), followed by some years of intensive drawing and exhibitions. Drawing has remained central to her practice. Antonia has recently initiated and curated a successful exhibition called Infinitas Gracias: Mexican Miracle Paintings (Wellcome Collection, London, October 2011- February 2012). Following this project, Antonia has been working with 'milagritos' from Real de Catorce in Mexico to produce large scale photograms.