Jyll Bradley

Coleman Project Space, London, UK

Artists who make works on paper that have autonomy from other aspects of their output could be described as looking for space, for movement beyond accepted genres. ‘Some Islands’ explores this idea through the work of Andrew Bick, Jyll Bradley, Clare Goodwin, Emma Talbot, Lothar Goetz, Dieter Roth, Daniel Robert Hunziker.
Co-Curated by Andrew Bick and Clare Goodwin.

New Art Centre, Roche Court, Wiltshire, UK

Neo-Geometry features the work of Jyll Bradley, Phyllida Barlow, David Ward, Edmund de Waal, Graham Gussin, Barbara Hepworth, Francesca Simon, Phillip King and Camilla Low.

Curated by Stephen Feeke, Director, New Art Centre.

The Drawing Room, London, UK

Drawing Biennial is an overview of contemporary drawing practices and an established fixture in the art world calendar. The exhibition included more than 240 new and recent works on paper by leading international artists.

Folkestone, UK

The Folkestone Triennial is one of the most ambitious public art projects presented in the UK.

Located in the seaside town of Folkestone on the south-east coast of England, artists are invited to use the town as their ‘canvas’, utilising public spaces to create striking new pieces that reflect issues affecting both the town and the wider world. Curated by Lewis Biggs.

Artists include: Yoko Ono, Gabriel Lester, Sarah Staton, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Pablo Bronstein, Andy Goldsworthy

Work featured:

Green/Light (ForM.R)  – Light installation

Click here for more about this exhibition on The Folkestone Triennial site

The Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK

This exhibition engaged with questions related to how digital technology impacts our everyday lives. The works on show explored the many different ways that artists are experimenting with computers, rapid-form and 3D scanning and digital multiplication, in mediums ranging from sculpture through to video. Curated by Jo Stockham, artist and head of Printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London.

Artists include: Wolfgang Tillmans, Rachael Whiteread, Cory Archangel, Jane and Louise Wilson.


Work featured:
Architecture Makes Form, Trees Create Space – suite of 6 drawings

Click here for more about this exhibition on the Bluecoat’s site


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Mummery+Schnelle, London, UK

Joint exhibition for the gallery’s new venue in Hoxton.


Mummery+Schnelle, London, UK

Centro de Arte Moderna, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal
The Bluecoat, Liverpool; and The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Between 2007 and 2011, as part of the Gulbenkian Galápagos Artists’ Residency Programme, 12 artists visited the Galápagos Islands, the archipelago off mainland Ecuador made famous by Charles Darwin’s scientific voyage there in the nineteenth century. Each artist was asked to make a response to the island’s culture or geography. Jyll Bradley immediately found the Galápagos a beguiling environment: ‘Galápagos has a way of paring intentions… it offers no shade, literally or metaphorically.’

Work arising from this residency was later shown in the exhibition ‘Galápagos’ (curated by Greg Hilty and Bergit Arends) at The Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK, The Fruitmarket, Edinburgh both in 2012, and at Centro de Arte Moderna, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal in 2013. The exhibition in all venues was designed by architects Carmody and Groarke.

Artists: Jeremy Deller, Alison Turnbull, Jyll Bradley, Marcus Coates, Alexis Deacon, Dorothy Cross, semiconductor, Filipa Cesar, Kaffe Matthews, Paulo Catrica, Tania Kovats.

Book documenting the Galápagos project

Constituent works:
Vessels Galápagos – suite of 10 drawings
Audiences Galápagos – suite of 3 light boxes

Mummery+Schnelle, London, UK

Group show with Paul Caffell and Terry Smith


Mummery+Schnelle, London, UK

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth, UK

This exhibition brought together specially commissioned work from five international artists that reflected on the transatlantic slave trade, its abolition and contemporary legacies in Plymouth and Devon. Each of the artists’ interventions in the museum space looked critically at the different histories of slavery and our relationship to contemporary slavery through everyday consumerism. Bradley created Lent Lily a bespoke wallpaper for one of the galleries. The design for this was drawn from the symbolism of the daffodil; flower of Easter redemption and also a crop harvested by  frequently ill-paid and exploited Eastern European pickers in Devon and Cornwall. Curated by Zoe Shearman and Raimi Gbadamosi.

Artists included: Melanie Jackson, Lisa Cheung, WESSIELING, Fiona Kam Meadley

Works featured:
Lent Lily – wallpaper design
‘Lent Lily (for Rev. Dr. Rosemarie Mallett)’– illustrated essay


Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

Curated by Caroline Collier and Martin Clark