Wednesday 11 May
Cell Block Theatre
Jacqueline Bradley is an artist concerned with bodily relationships to the outdoors. She investigates the ways human and non-human systems come together to create this imagined site – an outdoors – a construct that is permeable and flimsy but filled with expectations, mythologies, and growth.
Bradley has worked with artists and curators nationally and internationally. Her activities include curation into the European touring exhibition, FuturoTextiles, building the installation work Climbing Equipment at the National Portrait Gallery, exhibition Figure in the Landscape at the Drill Hall Gallery and artist residency with the Rooms Gallery, in Newfoundland, Canada. In early 2019 Jacqueline travelled to exhibit works from her PhD series Am I doing this right? and to develop and construct work on site at the Embassy Gallery in Washington, D.C.
This Art Forum will focus on her most recent project, The Tender, exhibited at the Canberra Glassworks Gallery in early 2022. This new body of work was developed in glass, bronze, timber, textiles and fruit as part of the Artist in Residence program at Canberra Glassworks in 2021-22, supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.
Dr Bradley is a lecturer in the Sculpture department at the National Art School and works between Sydney and Canberra.
Image: Two Fruit (2021) Peaches and kiln formed glass,150cm x 30cm x 30cm. Photographed by Jacqueline Bradley