Bridget Ní Dhuinn is a designer and maker in the performance arts world, specialising in scenography, costume, puppetry and mask making.
After procuring a first class honours degree in design for stage and screen, Bridget moved to Taiwan where she immersed herself in the world of street theatre and carnival. It was there under the guidance of the Balinese and Taiwanese artists she worked with, that her interest in mask making and puppetry began to grow. Bridget was based in Taiwan from 2018 to 2020. During her time there she designed and built many large scale installations and floats. In 2019 she had the opportunity to lead the Dream Parade Carnival in Taipei as the Creative Director and Designer of all in-house art projects. This event is recognised as one of South East Asia's largest street carnivals.
Bridget has created works with a range of organisations from Macnas and Spraoi to RTE and Websummit. She has created work for Kilkenny and Carlow arts festivals and created an immersive set for Spiel Convention, Germany, the world largest table top board gaming convention. In 2021 she was awarded the Next Generation Artist Award under Street Art and Spectacle to further develop her skills in sculpture and puppetry.
Bridget’s work is highly collaborative, working with a range of artists and performers and values the ability to work collaboratively in a way which is creative and innovative.