About the work
Jacqueline Bradley explores a physical and visceral relationship to the outdoors through sculpture, installation and assemblage. 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 rich with expectations, mythologies, and growth.
Fold line is a subtle architectural intervention and an edition of folded booklets in the arboretum village centre. Together, these two elements act as an index to the site, or a prompt to consider the mirrored nature of the arboretum – above and below ground.
This work considers the temporal and invisible elements of the site, indicating the stirrings of the spring and the underground growth of the forests with a gesture and a complied document. The folding booklet include texts and images from artists, poets and plant biologists.
Contributing writers – Bridie Lunney, Dr Veronica Briceno, Daniel Harris Pascal
About the artist
Jacqueline Bradley is an artist concerned with bodily relationships to the outdoors. She has exhibited and collaborated with artists and curators in Australia and internationally. Major projects include installations for the National Portrait Gallery, inclusion in the European Touring exhibition, FuturoTextiles, and development of work in consultation with National Parks staff in Gros Morne, Newfoundland.
In early 2019 Jacqueline was funded to exhibit works from her PhD series Well Equipped and to develop and construct a large artwork at the Australian Embassy Gallery in Washington, D.C. Her practice is discussed in Columbia Universities Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary, and in 2021/22 Bradley undertook a residency at the Canberra Glassworks and exhibited a solo exhibition at the Glassworks Gallery.
Dr Bradley is a lecturer at the National Art School and works between Sydney and Canberra.
- Fold Line
- Vinyl line applied to glass, printed folded booklet (unlimited edition)