Jyll Bradley &
Stuart Brisley



Jyll Bradley’s wide ranging artistic practice has encompassed photo-based studio work such as light boxes and her unique ‘light drawings’, public art projects in which she has worked closely with local communities, and writing for radio. In all her work she makes the political personal, but always with a poetic sensibility to place and individual identity. Bradley’s studio work has been inspired by aspects of minimalism and feminism. She makes beautiful, enigmatic objects often containing parallel narratives whose meaning is never fully fixed. Light is an important protagonist in her work and she talks of using it to “bring things into the present”. Her public projects have involved a collaborative search for meaning in “place”.

Jyll Bradley (b.Folkestone 1966) was educated at Goldsmiths College (1985–88) and the Slade (1991–3). Since the early 1990s she has exhibited her work in numerous notable exhibitions both in the UK and internationally including The British Art Show, Hayward Gallery, London and tour (1990), Maureen Paley Interim Art (1989), the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2008) and the inaugural show at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, London (2009). Bradley has also undertaken major commissions for the re-opening of Arnolfini, Bristol, UK (2005), and solo British Council funded projects with Museo De Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia and Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou, China (both 2004). In 2008 her Residency within Liverpool Botanical Collection formed one of the significant commissions for the city’s year as European Capital of Culture. Bradley’s work was recently the subject of a major survey show Airports for the Lights, Shadows and Particles first shown at The Exchange (Newlyn Art Gallery) in 2010 and touring to the Bluecoat, Liverpool 2011. In 2013 she had a solo exhibition at The National Library of Australia, Canberra; for which she was the only international artist commissioned as part of the city's centenary celebrations.

Bradley will have her first solo exhibition with Mummery + Schnelle in 2014.


The Bridge

Look at me now and here I am

Their flight is knowledge, space is their alienation


Vessels (Galápagos)



Airports for the Lights, Shadows and Particles (2006–11)




Audiences (Galápagos)


Lovers, neighbours, friends