Folkestone Artworks / Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, UK
2 September–5 November
Jyll Bradley’s acclaimed installation for Triennial 2014 re-opens to the public for the first time in three years. Green/Light (for M.R.) is constructed on the site of the Old Gas Works in Folkestone. The work is set out as a hop garden, twinning the traditional grid of poles, wires and string drawing of Kent’s historic agriculture with minimalist aluminium and edge-lit Plexiglas. This highly personal sculpture reflects the artist’s history in Folkestone and London – and creates a space for others to consider the dualities in their own pasts and futures.
Turner Contemporary, Margate
12 August–5 November
Permanent artwork pergola with seating
Leads Road, Hull, Yorkshire, UK
Green/Shade creates a focal point and social space for the garden of an innovative public housing scheme in Hull. The work has a galvanised steel structure referencing Hull’s industrial heritage with edge-lit Plexiglas detail and literary engraving. The work is designed so that climbing plants grow overhead creating shade for residents. Green/Shade draws inspiration from ’The Garden’, a metaphysical poem written by Hull-born Andrew Marvell (1621-1678).
Fabricated by Darbyshire.
Chatham Historic Dockyard 29 May–3 August 2017
Turner Contemporary 12 August–5 November
Commissioned by Turner Contemporary and Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust.
Dutch/Light is a new installation drawing upon the ingenuity of early Anglo-Dutch glasshouse technology. Made of edge-lit Plexiglas and re-purposed timber from Chatham Dockyard the work is activated by sunlight to create a pavilion of geometric colour. Dutch/Light is commissioned to mark the 350th anniversary of the Dutch Raid on the River Medway, a naval incident which brought an end to the Anglo-Dutch wars.
Presented in collaboration with Culture Kent.
Engineered and fabricated by Ben Godber www.godber.co.uk
National Magazine House, Soho, London, UK
Due for completion 2020
Jyll Bradley has won a competition to create a major artwork across two facades of a soon to be renovated building in Soho. The work is inspired by Soho pub culture and will take the form of a unique trellis based on heritage hop growing patterns. This will be designed to interact with a growing ‘green’ wall. The synergy between green wall and artwork will be one of the first of its kind in the UK. The project is in early stages of design development and subject to planning permission.
Note: Drawing of hop pattern shown is indicative only.
New Art Centre, Roche Court, East Winterslow, Salisbury, UK
8 July–17 September 2017
Jyll Bradley is proud to be participating in a group painting exhibition exploring the theme of neo-geometry along side Francesca Simon and David Ward. Bradley will be showing work from her suite ‘Notes’ (2016). These spray paintings on hand folded ’tracedown’ carbon paper represent personal ‘notes to self’ and a return to making in the studio.
Jyll Bradley’s work was selected for Drawing Biennial 2017 at The Drawing Room, London, UK. This biennial, an established fixture in the art world calendar, is a snapshot of contemporary drawing practices. The exhibition includes more than 240 new and recent works on paper by leading international artists.
Monday 12th June 2017, 6.30pm
Anglia Ruskin University, Coslett Building, Room Cos124
To mark the occasion of the siting of a major, new public art commission for the Tamburlaine Hotel, on Station Road, Cambridge, artist Jyll Bradley will be in conversation with Eliza Gluckman, Curator of the New Hall Art Collection at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, and A Woman’s Place Project (Day+Gluckman).
Strange Cargo, Cheriton, UK
Saturday 11 March 2017, 2pm
To mark the occasion of the screening of Jyll Bradley’s film ‘Brigitte’ at The Strangelove Festival, Folkestone, the artist will be in conversation with the film’s namesake: Strange Cargo’s Artistic Director Brigitte Orasinski.
The Tambulaine Hotel, Cambridge, UK
Span was commissioned as part of CB1 Cambridge, a major regeneration project transforming the Station Road area. Span draws inspiration from the nearby historic botanical garden which has significant ‘espaliered’ trees. The work is illuminated by night creating a special moment on a busy road as well as aiding way-finding for guests returning to the hotel. Fabricated by Darbyshire.
21 September–29 October 2016
Solo exhibition, l’étrangère, London, UK
A solo exhibition of all new work and the premier of Jyll Bradley’s first film ‘Brigitte‘. The exhibition ‘expands inwards’ from her recent acclaimed public realm commissions into a new and distinctive body of work for the gallery.
20 October 2016, 7pm
On the occasion of her solo exhibition at l’étrangère, London, Jyll Bradley will be in conversation with Paul Hobson, Director of Modern Art Oxford.
Jyll Bradley has been shortlisted for The Evelyn Commission a new initiative produced by York Art Gallery, York, UK. The inaugural commission is funded by two anonymous donors. The shortlisted artists – Jyll Bradley, Ruth Ewan and Marinella Senatore – are invited to create a new work which responds to the City of York’s rich history, its environ or society, past of present.
Folkestone band Native People have made a music video for their new single ‘To Lose What’ on the site of Jyll Bradley’s Green/Light (for M.R) Folkestone Triennial commission.
Watch the video here. www.facebook.com/NativePeople
Jyll Bradley’s work Le Jardin hospitalier features in ‘Up the Garden Path’ by RA Magazine Editor Sam Phillips.
The article coincides with the RA exhibition ‘Painting the Modern Garden.’
Jyll Bradley has been commissioned for the biennial Cheriton Light Festival. An ‘espalier’ is a technique for training fruit trees so that maximum sun reaches the ripening fruit. This new work draws upon Bradley’s childhood memories of Kentish orchards. Created for the sunny southerly wall of Strange Cargo the work celebrates the twin colours of growth – green leaf and red fruit.
Jyll Bradley has been interviewed for the Government Art Collection website as part of International Women’s Day celebrations.
Interview by Curator Nicky Hodge
Artist Residency, November 2015
Jyll Bradley will participate in the Autumn Residency Programme at Hospitalfield. Her focus will be ‘unpacking’ the ideas behind two significant public artworks she created between 2014-15. She will be exploring the consequences of these large-scale works on her studio practice in advance of an important solo show in 2016.
Jyll Bradley has been commissioned to make a major public realm work for a new hotel in Cambridge as part of the CB1 Developments. The commission will be unveiled in 2017.
Jyll Bradley has been commissioned to make Green/Shade a large-scale work for the garden of an innovative social housing development in Hull. The work is inspired by local poet Andrew Marvell and will be unveiled in 2017.
This book is published to coincide with the launch of Jyll Bradley’s major permanent art work Le Jardin hospitalier at Hopital Roger Salengro, CHRU, Lille, France. The book features many images of the work as well as an interview with the artist and Amanda Crabtree (director of Artconnexion, Lille) and an essay by Andrew Renton, Director of Marlborough Contemporary, London. It is designed by Anne Odling-Smee of O-SB Design, London and is intended as an integral part of the overall project rather than a document of it.
Jyll Bradley is participating in the Drawing Room Biennial 2015.
Featuring over 200 new and recent works on paper by established and emerging artists, Drawing Biennial 2015 offers fresh insights into the most exciting currents in contemporary art today. Artists have been selected by Drawing Room directors Mary Doyle, Kate Macfarlane and Katharine Stout, with additional nominations by a panel of leading international artists, museum directors, curators and collectors.
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Jyll Bradley’s major permanent installation for Hôpital Roger Salengro, Lille was officially inaugurated on 16th April. The work is produced by artconnexion, Lille under the auspices of the Fondation de France ‘New Patrons’ programme. A book of the project is also out now with text by Andrew Renton, Director of Marlborough Contemporary.