Drawing Biennial 2019

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 20 February – 26 March · Auction: 11 March 10am – 26 March 9.30pm


Jyll Bradley

Umbrella Work (Yellow)

Year 2019
Medium Carbon line and fluorescent paint on coloured carbon paper, hot mounted on fluorescent green Plexiglas
Dimensions 25 cm diameter
Bidding Open Mon 11 March, 2019 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

About the work:

Umbrella Work refers to the rural practice of stringing a hop garden ready for spring growth – literally creating space by drawing patterns through air with coir. This new drawing - layering paint and line – evokes a childhood moment of looking up through a strung hop garden and experiencing space as volume. The work brings memory to the present through pairing vintage carbon paper with contemporary Plexiglas; its circularity suggests coinage, a personal currency of mark-making.

About the artist:

Jyll Bradley (b.1966, Folkestone) lives and works in London. Graduated from The Slade School of Art, London (1993); and Goldsmiths College, London (1988). Residencies include Launch Pad LaB, France (2018); and Hospitalfield, Scotland (2015). Select solo exhibitions and projects include Dutch/Light (for Agneta Block), Turner Contemporary, Margate (2017-18); Green/Shade, Riverside Projects, Hull (2017); Brigitte, Strange Cargo, Cheriton (2017); The friend I have/is a passionate friend, Mummery+Schnelle, London (2014); City of Trees, National Library of Australia, Canberra (2013); Lovers, neighbours, friends, artconnexion, Lille (2012); The Botanic Garden, The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2008); and Esencia Floral, Museo de Antioquia, Medellin (2004). Select group exhibitions include Sculpture in the City, London (2018); Some Islands, Coleman Projects, London (2018); Neo-Geometry, New Art Centre, Roche Court (2017); Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London (2017 and 2015); The Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone (2014); The Negligent Eye, The Bluecoat, Liverpool (2014); Galapagos, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2012); point-horizon-structure, Mummery+Schnelle, London (2012); Inaugural Exhibition, The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, London (2009); and Human Cargo, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth (2007). Her works are held in public and private collections including The United Kingdom Government Art Collection; The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; The National Library of Australia, Canberra; and Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, Canberra.