Jacqueline Bradley makes sculptural and performative objects, installations and costumes using building materials, household items, fabric and wallpaper. Her work explores ideas of home and a sense of place, with an emphasis on sewing and a focus on the hand of the maker. These works investigate her experiences of construction of home and identity in an Australian society; how these spaces are defined, how we integrate or separate ourselves from the surrounding environment, both constructed and natural, and the way in which aspects of a past heritage are embraced, ignored or forgotten.
Jacqueline is a Canberra based artist working from ANCA studios. Since graduating from ANU School of Art in 2007 her work has been exhibited in ACT, NSW, SA, VIC, the UK and Canada, and she has recently presented a solo exhibition at the Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman house. She is currently the recipient of an Australia Council for the Arts Artstart Grant and lectures in the sculpture workshop at the ANU School of Art.
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