Ridge St Artists in Residence Program

The Studio 20/17 Project Space, at 53 Ridge Street, North Sydney is an artist-run initiative.

Directed by Bridget Kennedy (80KB) and supported by Jenny Fahey (59KB), it is an active contemporary jewellery workshop and gallery.

You can experience contemporary jewellery, artists working at the bench, an ongoing exhibition program and free demonstrations on jewellery-making.

Bridget Kennedy Project Space/Ridge Street Artist in Residency is a North Sydney Council cultural facility.


‘A YEAR OF TIME 30:1’  Bridget Kennedy


‘A Year Of Time 30:1’ is the result of a year as ‘Artist in Residence’ at 53 Ridge Street North Sydney. For the last 9 years, part of Bridget Kennedy’s art practice has been placed within the gallery or public arena. ‘Gallery as Practice’ has provided an opportunity to observe participation and exchange between jewellery and objects, and the community. The experience of how people interact with the jewellery-object, the values placed on the works and the choices made, has increased a curiosity in exploring  these ideas further.

 ‘A Year Of Time 30:1’ is an installation of small handheld woven basket-like objects, a physical manifestation of the observation of the passing of one calendar year, highlighting the labour of the handmade. A log of the minutes taken to stitch each object was kept, and a small silver disc with these details was stamped and attached to each object, every minute representing 30 minutes of time in a calendar year. Created from natural fibres and recycled plastic bags, primarily sourced from her home environment, the work is process driven, with each object evolving in relation to the previous one. The individual objects can then be ‘purchased’ by exchanging either the equivalent amount of time or in monetary currency, the number of minutes that the buyer considers their own time is worth.


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More Information

For information regarding the Ridge Street Artist in Residence Program contact the Team Leader Arts & Culture on 9936 8100 or email

The Ridge Street Artist in Residence Program is a North Sydney Council arts and cultural initiative.


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