The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK
Jyll Bradley’s first major survey exhibition spanned the previous 20 years of her practice. The show, which explored the concept of light as a means of linking all her works, encompassed photographic installation, text and sound, and included newly commissioned drawings. Bradley re-staged early important lightbox works made at the outset of her career as well as presenting key radio works for the first time.
For Bradley, light acts as a protagonist, drawing together the photographic, the literary and the sculptural to create spaces for inquiries into artistic choices, identity and love. The show also celebrated her long-standing relationship with the city of Liverpool, which began with her being the artist in residence with the Liverpool Botanical Collection up to and including 2008, the year in which the city was European Capital of Culture.