Jyll Bradley

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  • Frieze Sculpture ‘in Conversation’

    Frieze Sculpture ‘in Conversation’
    August 2023
    I was delighted to be in conversation with Frieze Sculpture curator Fatoş Üstek and fellow artists Temitayo Ogunbiyi and Holly Stevenson about our works on show in The Regent’s Park and the idea of performance in sculpture.



    Perpetual Arrival

    Platform A Gallery, Middlesborough Railway Station

    28 September to 9 November

    I’m delighted to be exhibiting in this group show curated by Eric Butcher. Artists include Morrissey and Hancock, David Batchelor, Rana Begum, Andy Harper, Eleanor Wood.



    The Hop Square

    Curated by Jyll Bradley

    Presented by Pi Artworks

    Frieze Sculpture, London

    19 September to 29 October



    Within a Budding Grove

    Solo exhibition at Pi Artworks, London

    20-30 September

    This exhibition of new sculptures, photographs, drawings and film was curated by Debbie Meniru.


    The Hop at the Hayward – new film by Will Martin

    Long-time collaborator Will Martin has made a new film celebrating the year long life of The Hop at the Hayward Gallery. The film is written and narrated by myself and features many of the creatives who were inspired by The Hop.


    Graft 2 (Green and Blue) Acquired by Arts Council Collection

    My work Graft 2 (Green and Blue) has been acquired by the Arts Council Collection. Founded in 1946, this prestigious collection is the most widely circulated national loan collection of modern and contemporary British art.


    The Armory Show, New York

    8 – 10 September, Javits Center

    I am thrilled to be taking part in The Armory Show with Pi Artworks who are showing five women artists. Visit their stand at #414 to see work by myself, Fatma Bucak, Sarah Dwyer, Susan Hefuna and Holly Stevenson.

    The Hop at Frieze Sculpture, London

    20 September to 29 October, The Regent’s Park

    I am delighted The Hop will be presented at Frieze Sculpture 2023, curated by Fatos Ustek. Originally commissioned by the Hayward The Hop will be re-configured and become a focal point for performance and activation. The Hop will be presented by Pi Artworks with generous support from VADA.


    The Hop fold-out publication now available

    The Hop fold-out is free to pick up at the Hayward Gallery. Featuring a newly commissioned essay by curator Debbie Meniru and poem by Abstract Benna.

    Image credit: Jyll Bradley

    Visionary Sounds at the Orchestra of St Luke’s, New York

    16 March, the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York

    I am delighted to be presenting three films in this unique art x music event curated by leading composer and collaborator Anna Clyne.


    Image credit: Jyll Bradley/Clare Unsworth

    Articulation Prize – Southeast Regional Heat

    22 February, The Quarterhouse, Folkestone, Kent.

    I was honoured to be invited to adjudicate this regional heat of the Articulation Prize. The winner will re-present their talk soon at the finals at the National Gallery, London.


    Image credit: Articulation Prize


    Farewell to Green/Light (for M.R.) at the Folkestone Triennial

    10 February, The Old Gas Works, Folkestone, Kent

    A farewell event was held for my Folkestone Triennial 2014 sculpture Green/Light (for M.R.). Originally planned for a 3 month exhibition, the work stayed for 9 years and was a significant catalyst in the Gas Work’s regeneration. The farewell included a dance ritual created by choreographer Michaela Cisarikova.

    Image credit: Thierry Bal

    Belonging (in The Hop) a film by Dan Martin

    This new film captures the performance in summer 2022 of Belonging (in the Hop) choreographed by Dr. Adesola Akinleye. The work was commissioned for The Hop and performed by members of Dancing Strong Movement Lab.


    Image credit: Cheniece Warner

    World’s First Creative TikTok Sculpture Challenge at The Hop

    Over the summer we held a creative TikTok challenge in The Hop. The competition was produced by Evie Webzell for MCDC dance in partnership with Nonsensical TikTok. The winner was Spoken Word Artist Abstract Benna.

    Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London, UK

    15 November – 14 January 2023

    I am delighted to be showing a new suite of works on paper in this group show alongside Sophie Bouvier Auslander and Rebecca Salter.


    Photo: Marcus Leith

    The Hop, Hayward Gallery, London

    I am delighted that The Hop’s residency at the Hayward has been extended to April 2023. The Hop has now been especially lit and forms part of the Southbank Winter Light festival.

    Photo: Thierry Bal

    Litvak Culture Forum, Kaunas, Lithuania

    29-30 September 2022

    It was a privilege to participate in the Litvak Culture Forum, a unique programme of art and conversation dedicated to the Jewish memory of Kaunas. I presented my art project Threshold commissioned by the City’s European Capital of Culture Programme.


    Photo: Gražvydas Jovaiša


    The Hop, feature by Dilpreet Bhullar in StirWorld

    September 2022

    The Hop is subject of an extensive feature by writer Dilpreet Bhullar in leading international arts and culture publication StirWorld.


    Photo: Thierry Bal

    Notes on Growth by Debbie Meniru

    September 2022

    Hayward Gallery Curator Debbie Meniru has written a wonderful text…Reflections on what it means to grow something, inspired by my dad and the work of Jyll Bradley…


    Photo: Thierry Bal


    Threshold enters the collection of the MK Ciurlionis National Museum of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania

    July 2022

    I’m delighted that part of my sculpture project Threshold commissioned for Kaunas European Capital of Culture is now in the collection of Kaunas’s leading art museum.

    Photo: Gražvydas Jovaiša

    Jyll Bradley in Conversation with Ralph Rugoff, Hayward Gallery Director, Weds 21 September at 7pm

    Ralph Rugoff and I will be talking about my Hayward commission The Hop as well as my wider practice over 30 years involving light, space, place and identity. This is a ticketed event and will be at the Royal Festival Hall. All details in link.


    Photo: Pete Woodhead

    #THEHOPCHALLENGE – Creative TikTok Challenge in The Hop through August

    #TheHopChallenge is the world’s first TikTok x Sculpture challenge. The creative challenge is open to all to make creative TikToks using any arts form in response to my installation The Hop. TikToks can be made throughout August. They will be judged by leading arts figures and cash prizes awarded to winners in September.

    #TheHopChallenge is created through a partnership between Nonsensical TikTok and MCDC dance company.


    Belonging (in The Hop) – dance performances, 6 August from 12.30pm

    Leading choreography Adesola Akinleye will premiere her new dance work responding to my installation, The Hop on the Hayward Gallery Terrace. She will be performing with dancers from Dancing Strong Movement Lab.


    Photo: Cheniece Warner. Dancer: Adesola Akinleye

    Threshold – opening of my project for Kaunas’s Year as European Capital of Culture

    Threshold is a sculpture project centred on the mezuzah, a ritual Jewish object attached to the doors of Jewish homes and businesses. Before the Holocaust the mezuzah was a common sight on Kaunas’s streets. Threshold re-introduces the mezuzah and its concepts to Kaunas public realm through a participatory project which brings to light the city’s Jewish heritage.


    Photo: Jyll Bradley

    Zim-Zum: The Folding World

    Exhibition at Patrick Heide Gallery co-curated by Jyll Bradley and Paul Carey-Kent. Until 17 September

    This group exhibition – curated by myself and art writer Paul Carey-Kent – explores 14 contemporary international artists’ response to the ‘fold’ in visual practice.


    AORA:VI – online art exhibition curated by Jenn Ellis.

    Until September 24.

    I am delighted to be participating in AORA:VI hosted by online Aoraspace. This group exhibition of leading international artists explores the expansive theme of light from levity and humour, hope and luminosity, radiance and shadow.


    Photo: Theirry Bal

    The Hop opens at the Hayward Gallery

    This major new commission is now open until 2 October. The work is free and accessible 24 hours a day.


    Image: Jyll Bradley

    The Hop at the Hayward Gallery

    Work is underway to install The Hop, my new installation commissioned by the Hayward Gallery. The Hop opens 18 May and runs to 2 October.

    Set Design for Fish Out of Water by MCDC

    I have designed the set (with fellow artist Jonathan Wright) for Fish out of Water a new Arts Council awarded dance work by young Folkestone based company MCDC. The show is now off on summer tour starting with Brighton Fringe on 22 May.


    Photo credit: Jyll Bradley

    Sneaky Petes x Pardes at The Fruitmarket

    Edinburgh’s legendary nightclub Sneaky Pete’s hosted a one-off electronica
    night within my installation Pardes at The Fruitmarket Gallery. Sets were performed by Loraine James, Object Blue and DJ Rum.

    The Hop, May – October 2022, The Hayward Gallery, London, UK

    The Hop is a new commission inspired by the thousands of women and children who travelled from South London to Kent every year to bring in the hop harvest. Standing at almost four metres in height, the installation will echo the geometric design of a Kentish hop garden. Using my signature light-reactive materials The Hop will create a luminous public canopy alongside the Hayward Gallery.

    Photo: Jyll Bradley


    Photo: Thierry Bal

    Reveal – a new film collaboration launches online

    My new film made in collaboration with composer Anna Clyne and Violist Jane Atkins is now launched online.
    Commissioned by Scottish Ensemble and the Fruitmarket gallery.


    Photo: Will Martin

    Pardes – new book available now

    Pardes tells the story of my sculpture installation at the Fruitmarket, the first standalone work for the newly renovated warehouse. Fully illustrated and with an in-depth interview between myself and Director Fiona Bradley.


    Photo: Elizabeth Mclean

    Walking/Pausing/In Gathering Light

    Performance by David Ward, Fruitmarket, 26 March
    Artist David Ward will create a new performance inspired by my installation ‘Pardes’ at the Fruitmarket.


    Photo: Chris Scott

    Opening the Air – new Edition available now

    Opening the Air is a new Edition of 50 small-scale sculptures I have made for the Fruitmarket. Laser-etched fluorescent Plexiglas mounted on paint washed wood. The work is inspired by drawings of early glasshouse designs. All proceeds of sales go toward the work of the gallery.


    Photo: Jyll Bradley

    Space/Frame, Dance Residency in Pardes, Fruitmarket March 2022

    Fruitmarket and Dance Base Scotland announce SPACE/FRAME – a unique opportunity for dance/movement artists to work in residence with one of Scotland’s leading contemporary art galleries and to create a work in response to their current installation, Jyll Bradley’s Pardes.


    Photo: Tom Nolan

    Jyll Bradley with Paul-Carey Kent – Artlyst Interview of the Month

    Art Writer Paul Carey-Kent’s interview with me about my recent work is now live at Artlyst.


    Photo: Neil Hanna

    Sofar Sounds Edinburgh in Pardes

    My installation Pardes at The Fruitmarket Gallery hosted a ‘secret gig’ by Sofar Sounds Edinburgh. Performing that night were Spoken Word Artist Inga Dale, Motown Brothers – Wayne and Morgan and Sean Focus.

    Jyll Bradley in conversation with Fruitmarket Director Fiona Bradley.

    A recording of my recent ‘in conversation’ is now available to watch on YouTube:www.youtube.com 

    Jyll Bradley – Film Screenings

    Saturday 27 November at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.

    As part of the opening weekend of my solo sculpture commission ‘Pardes’, I will be showing a group of my films, all of which have my sculptures as their starting point. My films will be presented within ‘Pardes’ itself and include my new autobiographical work ‘M.R.’ There will be a post-screening ‘in conversation’ with myself and Fruitmarket Director Fiona Bradley.


    Trees Die Stand, Plants and Humans , curated by Freda Uziyel

    25 November 2021 – 7 January 2022

    I am delighted to be showing new works in group show ‘Trees Die Stand’ at Pi Artworks. The exhibition focusses on the human connection to plants and includes Paloma Varga Weisz, Dorothy Cross, Thomas Ruff, Daniel Silver, Goshka Macuga, Simon Moretti.


    Fish out of Water, research and development dance project with MCDC

    September 2021

    This autumn myself and artist Jonathan Wright worked with up-and-coming Folkestone based dance company MCDC to develop a set design for their new production ‘Fish out of Water’. This exciting new work explores ideas of home, marginality and belonging. The work will be developed for touring in summer 2022.



    M.R World Premiere 3 September, Folkestone Triennial, UK

    M.R. my new autobiographical film will receive its World Premiere on 3 September as the opening event of the inaugural Folkestone Triennial Film Festival. For more information and tickets please follow the link:


    ‘M.R. film is awarded Arts Council Funding.’ March 2021

    I am thrilled to announce that my forthcoming autobiographical film M.R. has been awarded Arts Council Funding. The award enables me to complete the film and showcase it at The Folkestone Triennial in September and, later in the year, at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.

    Drawing Room Biennial 2021, London, UK

    I am pleased to once again be part of the Drawing Room Biennial. This celebrated exhibition and auction gives a snapshot of how artists are working with drawing today.

    ‘Threshold’, a new commission for Kaunas, European Capital of Culture 2022

    I am delighted to be commissioned to create ‘Threshold’ a sculpture project which will be part of the cultural programme for Kaunas, Lithuania as part of the City’s year as European Capital of Culture. My project draws from the concept of mezuzah, a small ritual object fixed to the doors of Jewish homes to mark the passage between private/sacred space and public/secular space. More details on this project soon.

    ‘Green/Light (for M.R)’, The Old Gasworks, The Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, UK

    I am delighted that Green/Light (for M.R.) my 2014 Folkestone Triennial artwork will re-open as part of the 2021 Triennial from 22 July to 2 November. I am proud that over the seven years of its life Green/Light has become a much-loved local beacon and a catalyst for regeneration of the gasworks.

    ‘Sounds and Stories: Anna Clyne and Jyll Bradley’

    Orchestra of St Luke’s, Wednesday Night Series, New York, 24 March 2021

    I am delighted to be collaborating with Composer Anna Clyne to create an online evening of music and visual art inspired by geometry. The event is part of Orchestra of St Luke’s Wednesday Night Series and includes the World Premiere of Anna’s ‘Strange Loops’ and my film ‘Woman Holding a Balance’ for which Anna has composed the score. The program also features works by J.S. Bach and Steve Reich.


    ‘The Tzohar Mezuzah’ by Jyll Bradley

    ‘The Tzohar Mezuzah’ is the first artwork mezuzah designed by Jyll Bradley. The work is symbolically made by grafting together the ancient and modern – cedar wood and Edge-Lit Plexiglas. The work is hand-crafted in the UK and available to order through the artist.

    Photo: Rob Orchardson


    ‘Lean/In’, a new dance film by Jyll Bradley in collaboration with Michaela Cisarikova and Dan Martin

    Online launch: Mid-December 2020
    ‘Lean/In’ is a new autobiographical film created in and around my sculpture ‘Dutch/Light’. This installation work is currently in Aldgate Square, London as part of ‘Sculpture in the City.’
    Photo: Dan Martin

    ‘Pardes’, a new film commission by Scottish Ensemble, Scotland

    Online launch: 27 November 2020
    ‘Pardes’ is a meditation on light and growth. My film is part of Scottish Ensemble’s Solo Collaborations programme. The work features a new score by Grammy nominated composer Anna Clyne performed by leading viola player Jane Atkins.
    Photo: Will Martin

    StudioK3 Art Cabinet concept at KunstMuseum Olten, Switzerland

    November 2020

    I am pleased to be exhibiting a new suite of drawings in this exhibition curated by Clare Goodwin and Sandi Paucic.

    Photo: ‘Hop Tags’ 2020, Jyll Bradley

    Artists in Isolation, Studio K3, Zurich, Switzerland

    April 2020

    My work ‘Umbrella Work (blue)’, 2017 features in Exhibition Two, the online show curated by Clare Goodwin of Studio K3, Zurich to support artist’s visibility and creativity during COVID 19.

    Photo: Jyll Bradley

    ‘M.R.’, a new film for 2021

    Work in progress, April 2020

    I am currently working on ‘M.R.’ an autobiographical film which will premier at The Folkestone Triennial in 2021. ‘M.R.’ is the story of an artist, her artwork and the world they make together. Exploring ideas of adoption, place and identity ‘M.R.’ is a creation story for our times.

    Photo: Jyll Bradley/Thierry Bal

    ‘Pardes’, my new commission for The Fruitmarket Gallery. Edinburgh.

    Work in progress, March 2020.

    A prototype section for ‘Pardes’ my major new commission for The Fruitmarket has been built in my studio. Due to COVID 19 the work will now open in November 2021. ‘Pardes’ is engineered and built by long-term collaborator Ben Godber.

    Photo: Jyll Bradley

    MCDC dance performance at ‘Green/Light (for M.R.)’

    December, 2019

    MCDC performed their work ‘Paranoid About Our Origins’ within my Folkestone Triennial installation as part of the town’s Living Advent Calendar programme. Choreography by Michaela Cisarikova. Costumes by Rane Jiang.

    Photo: Rane Jiang.

    ‘Opening the Air and other stories’

    HS Projects, Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG
    June – December 2019

    Daily from 9am-6pm (not weekends)

    I am currently having a solo presentation of my work at Howick Place, a space curated by HS Projects. I am showing works that respond closely to the interior architecture and differing light sources within the building as well as relating to my life in London.

    ‘Dutch/Light (for Agneta Block)’ featured in the London Evening Standard

    My work ‘Dutch/Light (for Agneta Block)’ featured in the print edition of the Evening Standard as part of Sculpture in the City 2019.
    Photo of artwork: Stephen White

    Currency/Dial, 2019

    New sculpture commission
    I have recently completed a commission for a private home in Mallorca, Spain. The work is from a new family of cast aluminium and edge-lit plexiglas wall-reliefs. Each is unique and derives from the architectural design of an early glasshouse.

    Currency/Dial, 2019

    New sculpture commission
    I have recently completed a commission for a private home in London, UK. The work is from a new family of cast aluminium and edge-lit plexiglas wall-reliefs. Each is unique and derives from the architectural design of an early glasshouse.

    ‘Dutch/Light (for Agneta Block)’ featured in The Times

    27 June 2019

    My work ‘Dutch/Light (for Agneta Block)’ featured in both print and online editions of The Times as part of the launch for ‘Sculpture in the City’ 2019.

    Photo credit: Richard Pohle for The Times.

    Sculpture in the City 2019

    27 June 2019 – May 2020

    My work ‘Dutch/Light (for Agneta Block)’ has been selected for Sculpture in the City 2019. This City of London-wide exhibition sees sculptures by leading international artists sited amidst some of the most iconic architecture in the world. Artists this year include Lawrence Weiner, Do Ho Suh, Nancy Rubins, Leo Fitzmaurice, Reza Aramesh, Jennifer Steincamp and Nathan Coley.  ‘Dutch/Light’ is installed against Sir John Cass Primary School in Aldgate Square. 


    Carbon Copy

    Jyll Bradley + Bridget Smith

    Collections Gallery, HSBC, Level 6, 8 Canada Square, London E14 5HQ
    29 May – 26 July 2019

    Jyll Bradley and Bridget Smith first met as students at Goldsmiths College (1985 – 1988) and independently gained recognition for their cutting-edge work with photography and the photographic image. Over time both have moved away from traditional photographic representations towards an exploration of photography’s intrinsic elements – light and space. Curated by Jeremy Akerman.


    Dutch/Light x Alfred Dunhill, Spring/Summer Collection

    Historic menswear brand Alfred Dunhill have launched their Spring/Summer collection with images they took in and around Dutch/Light, my Turner Contemporary installation.
    Photography by Sarah Stenfeldt; the model is Thankyou Babacar.

    Open Construction

    Eastbury Manor House, Barking, Essex, UK
    14 – 30 March
    A Saturation Point Project curated by Patrick Morrissey and Hanz Hancock
    I am participating in a group show of artists working with abstraction – set amidst the extraordinary Elizabethan geometry of Eastbury Manor. Artists include Dominic Beattie, Tim Ellis, Neil Zakiewicz, Laurence Noga, Sarah Sparkes, Stephen Jacques, Hanz Hancock, Patrick Morrissey.

    Drawing Biennial 2019

    The Drawing Room, London, UK
    20 February – 26 March

    My work was selected for Drawing Biennial 2019 at The Drawing Room. 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.


    Little Architect and Pioneering Places: East Kent

    The Old Gas Works, Folkestone, UK
    October 2018 – March 2019

    Innovative educators ‘Little Architect’ have released a beautiful short film of their work with Folkestone children. Shot in and around Green/Light (for M.R.) – my Folkestone Triennial installation – their work is part of Pioneering Places: East Kent, an ambitious community project exploring the future potential of the town. Pioneering Places is part of the nationwide Great Place Scheme.


    Launch Pad LaB

    September – October 2018
    Charente, France

    I was invited to participate in Launch Pad LaB, a new artists’ residency program established in the grounds of La Boissière, an ancestral home in rural southwest France. Developed by the owner, contemporary art collector and philanthropist Veronique de Champvallier Parke in collaboration with Sarah Elson of Launch Pad, Launch Pad LaB offers artists the space and time for research and experimentation. My fellow residents for the six weeks were Mary Ramsden and Simon Callery.


    Opening the Air

    Sculpture in the City 2018, City of London
    27 June 2018 – May 2019

    My newly commissioned work Opening the Air, is now on view as part of Sculpture in the City 2018. SITC is a world-class public art exhibition set amongst the architectural landmarks of the City of London. My work is sited in St. Helen’s Square next to the Leadenhall Building (known as The Cheesegrater). Other participating artists include: Marina Abramovic, Sarah Lucas, Thomas J Price, Miroslaw Balka.


    (Image credit: Nick Turpin)


    Research Trip – Carse of Gowrie

    20 – 25 May 2018
    The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

    I undertook a research trip for my forthcoming solo presentation at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. I visited sites of ‘growing cultures’ – from eighteenth century glasshouses to heritage apple orchards.

    Dutch/Light (for Agneta Block)

    Dutch/Light (for Agneta Block) has been extended through to November 2018.

    Dutch/Light (for Agneta Block)

    Turner Contemporary, Margate and Yo Street Zone, Cliftonville

    Dutch/Light (for Agneta Block) at Turner Contemporary, Margate is the site for a new football skills video by Yo Street Zone. To watch please click the link www.youtube.com.

    Art Brussels

    New Art Centre, Art Brussels, Tour and Taxis
    18 – 22 April

    I will be showing work at Art Brussels for the first time with New Art Centre, Roche Court alongside Phyllida Barlow, Toby Ziegler, Dorothy Cross, David Annesley, John Hubbard, Johannes Nagel.


    Some Islands

    Coleman Project Space, London, UK
    19 January – 11 February

    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.


    Green/Light (for M.R)

    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.


    Dutch/Light (for Agneta Block)

    Turner Contemporary, Margate
    12 August–25 February

    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



    Green/Shade (2017)

    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.

    Dutch/Light (for Agneta Block)

    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


    Hop/Garden (working title)

    Permanent artwork

    National Magazine House, Soho, London, UK
    Modus Operandi
    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.


    Drawing Biennial, 2017

    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.

    Jyll Bradley in conversation with Eliza Gluckman

    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).

    Jyll Bradley in conversation with Brigitte Orasinski

    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.


    Span, (2017)

    Permanent artwork

    The Tambulaine Hotel, Cambridge, UK
    Commission Projects

    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.

    Jyll Bradley in conversation with Paul Hobson, Director of Modern Art Oxford

    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.

    The Evelyn Commission, 2016

    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.

    Native People – music video, 2016

    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

    The Royal Academy Magazine 2016

    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.’

    Espalier, (2016)

    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.


    Government Art Collection, 2016

    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
    Arbroath, Scotland

    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.


    Commission Projects, Cambridge

    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.

    Riverside, Hull

    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.

    Le Jardin hospitalier Jyll Bradley, New publication 2015

    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.

    Available in the UK from L’étrangère: www.letrangere.net
    Distributed in France by www.lespressesdureel.com
    ISBN: 978-2-84066-786-5
    80 pages

    Drawing Room Biennial 2015, The Drawing Room, London, UK

    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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    Le Jardin Hospitalier (2015) Hôpital Roger Salengro, CHRU, Lille, France

    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.