Jacqueline Bradley

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.

Her practice begins with found objects and plant matter, which are further extended through casting, construction and sewing. The artworks shift between intimate and immense; assemblages of ideas, places, times, stories, and experiences, in which meanings are multiple and simultaneous. Bradley frames the outdoors as site where complex and pressing issues intersect; issues of history, ecology, colonisation, gender and geology. In her works, the outdoors emerge as a collection of entangled systems and meticulous processes of which she is only a part.