Festival Year :
Disco bugs finds joy and excitement in the miniature world of insects and spiders that live in our backyards.
After her landlord over-enthusiastically trimmed the jasmine trees in Bridgette’s backyard, she searched amongst the removed branches and found several insects and spiders. As she re-homed these survivors, her garden became a make-shift outdoor photo studio.
Her past life as a touring DJ in the 2000s has influenced her aesthetic of bokeh, light and colour. Drawing inspiration from the lights and laser beams she danced under in nightclubs around the world, she casts the bugs as revellers in their own dance floor playground.
Bridgette’s series invites us into the magical world of colourful insects and bugs in the plants around us and the grass below our feet.
This exhibition is outdoors. Please check what COVID-19 restrictions are in place before you visit.
Over the past three years, Bridgette Gower has dedicated every spare minute to finding, photographing and identifying some of the world's tiniest creatures. Living near the Cairns Botanic Gardens has enabled her to spend countless hours searching for the many hidden treasures.
At the start of 2020, Bridgette was made redundant from her full-time job, giving her the push she needed to start her own photography-based business. Bridgette now runs guided nature and photography tours. She takes other photographers and nature enthusiasts to all the 'go-to' places to see beautiful creatures living in the tropical north of Queensland.
Bridgette has developed a community of Australian macro photographers on her website.
Bondi Beach Promenade
Queen Elizabeth Drive
Bondi Beach NSW 2026