About the artist
Jacqueline Bradley is a Canberra-based artist who makes sculptural, wearable and performance works using found objects, fabric, metal and timber. Her practice focuses on the use of clothing and outdoors equipment in sculpture to simultaneously invoke a physical experience in, and subjective interpretation of, the outdoors. Her works draw heavily on experiences of the outdoors in Australia, and are strongly influenced by an interest in gender politics. These pieces are a self-portrait in the landscape; a tangible barrier defining both the artist/wearer and her relationship to the outdoors.
Since graduating from the ANU School of Art (SOA) in 2007 Bradley has exhibited nationally and internationally. She has collaborated with artists and curators in Australia and Overseas, worked with National Parks staff and landscape architects on projects regarding performance in the landscape in Canada and Australia, and been acquired into private collections nationally. Significant exhibitions include the 2017 installation Climbing Equipment at the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, 2015 finalist in the australian National Self Portrait Prize and the European touring exhibition FuturoTextiles (2012 – 14). Significant achievements include winning the inaugural Harris and Hobbs Small Sculpture Prize (2014) and being recipient of the CAPO Rosalie Gascoigne Memorial Award (2014). Bradley is currently a lecturer and Phd candidate at the ANu school of art and design