Cheryl is a multifaceted artist she draws, paints but is internationally recognized master of the art form of Fine Art Freestyle Machine Embroidery and her museum quality Art to Wear clothes.

Self Portrait
"Self Portrait" FAFME Fine Art Freestyle Machine Embroidery thread on canvas 60 cm x 50 cm

Cheryl has exhibited, taught and has works in collections in UK, USA, Japan, Switzerland, Greece, Vietnam, Russia, NZ and throughout Australia.

Her Art To Wear garments have been exhibited in the UK, USA, NZ and every state of Australia.

She has had at least one Solo Exhibition each year for the past 12 Years.

Cheryl, although fine art trained is self taught in embroidery (she drew cartoons on her clothes with a sewing machine as a child and has only worn clothes that she has designed, drafted, embroidered and tailored since she was a teenager).

Early in her career she set herself a challenge that she would never copy, use computers, projectors, printers or any other medium on her embroideries, nothing but the stitch. It is just Cheryl her eye, her hands, and her domestic sewing machine.

Because of the spontaneity of her work she now can, and does embroider portraits live in front of an audience. This year she embroidered a portrait live of The Governor His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC. in front of an audience whilst being recorded for TV.

Cheryl accepts Commissions and collaborations and has created artworks as diverse as an embroidered cushion to portraits, to animal portraits, to art to wear waistcoats to mosaic installations.

Every year Cheryl choses to Give Back to society by giving three weeks of her time to worthy causes some of these have been opening her studio/gallery, ‘Beltana House’ a converted 1860s horse stable to raise funds for charity.

Cheryl adds to her instagram @bridgartcheryl nearly every day and puts a new blog on this website once a week, she also has a Facebook page Cheryl Bridgart Artist


Blog & Upcoming Events

Finalist Tatiara Art Prize 2019
The judging panel consists of Dr Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Patrice Sharkey, Artistic
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Cheryl Bridgart under pressure embroidering with The Honorable Hieu Van Le AC
Live portrait of His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC.
On the 29th of August Cheryl was one of 4 artists chosen to create a portrait of His Excellency the
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A winner at Gallery M Open Contemporary Art Prize 2019
Cheryl was one of 31 artists to be a finalist in the fourth year of this prestigious competition, The Annual
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Cheryl Bridgart Sala
Audacious SALA 2019 First Week
Over 200 people came to my SALA Opening truly ‘AUDACIOUS’ Lots of friends dressed audaciously and lots came with a
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