Dr. Jacqueline Bradley among finalists of Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2019

Jacqueline Bradley, Rock Shoe, 2018, rock, shoe, wax, epoxy, leather, 14 x 18 x 20cm. Photographer: Brenton McGeachie.
Tuesday 28 May 2019

Alumna and Sculpture Lecturer, Dr Jacqueline Bradley has been selected as a finalist for the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2019 sculpture for her sculpture, Rock Shoe

The Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2019 is the 10th anniversary of this annual acquisitive award and exhibition organised by the Deakin University Art Collection and Galleries Unit. One outstanding entry is awarded $10,000 and becomes part of the Deakin University Art Collection. 

Judging the award this year is Leanne Willis, Senior Manager, Art Collection and Galleries at Deakin, artist Louise Weaver, and arts writer & curator Professor Ted Snell.

The exhibition of the finalists work will be exhibited from the 29 May to 12 July 2019 at Deakin University Art Gallery and the award recipient will be announced at the exhibition recetion, 6pm Wednesday 29 May 2019. 

For more information about the prize, please visit the Deakin University website. 

Dr Jacqueline Bradley is a Canberra-based artist who makes sculptural, wearable and performance works using found objects, fabric, metal and timber. Her work is concerned with the layers of meaning, history and experience that intersect in contemporary relationship to the outdoors. Bradley was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy from the ANU School of Art and Design in 2018. She is currently a lecturer at the ANU School of Art and Design in the discipline of Sculpture.

Bradley has exhibited and collaborated with artists and curators in Australia and internationally, and worked with national parks staff and landscape architects on site-specific performances in both Canada and Australia. Significant exhibitions of Bradley’s work include the 2017 installation, Climbing Equipment at the National Portrait Gallery of Australia, in the National Self Portrait Prize Exhibition 2015 (Australia) and the European touring exhibition FuturoTextiles (2012 – 14). Recently, Bradley has been curated into a range of national and touring exhibitions focused on wearable sculpture, environmental concerns and feminism. In September 2018, Jacqueline exhibited her final body of research for her PhD, titled, Well Equipped, at the ANU School of Art and Design Gallery.

The recipient of a range of awards and prizes, including the inaugural Harris and Hobbs Small Sculpture Prize and the Rosalie Gascoigne Capital Arts Patrons Organisation award, Bradley has also been shortlisted for numerous significant art awards including the Hobart City Art Prize, the Hutchins Prize and the John Fries Award. Herher work is held in numerous private collections nationally.


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