Mythology – Julie Bradley @ Belconnen Arts Centre

19 Aug – 11 September 2016

Julie Bradley has created a wonderful set of works around the theme of Mythology. Each work is a hint towards mythological entities and the creations contain elements of the godhead’s attributes embedded in the work.

Bradley creates layered works with paper and lots of geometric elements. They have a puzzle elements that engage the viewer.

Below are some samples and some gallery material.

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Capital Chemist Art Award 2015 @ Tuggerenong Arts Centre

17-29 August 2015

Nearly forty works from some of the best artists in the Canberra region are on display in the Capital Chemist Art Award 2015 exhibition at Tuggerenong Arts Centre this week. Lots of styles and media are used and the quality is pretty good. All pictures are on sale ranging from $150 to $6,800,

There are several of my favourite local artists with entries in the Award. Julie Bradley’s Bestiary is a beautiful collection of smaller images reflecting her love of nature.
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Adrienne Conway produced a great almost haunting picture called Lords of the Waterhole.
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Below are several pics of some of the other varied works in the show and the full gallery sheet and price list.
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Display Suite @ M16 Artspace

6 – 23 August 2015
Display Suite was a chance to exhibit around 20 people who have connections with the M16 Artspace. . The result was a delightful varied set of creative products that delighted the mind and heart.
the artists listed below and the artworks are represented below with a sample of types or works.

Exhibiting artists: Angela Bakker, Julie Bradley, Di Broomhall, Bronwyn Davies, Nicola Dickson, Jane Dunn, Elizabeth Faul, Megan Jackson, Fiona Little, Timo Nest, Andrea McCuaig, Sarah Murphy, Ian Robertson, Robyn Setchell, Marje Seymour, Kerry Shepherdson, Barbara van der Linden, Gina Wyatt.
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Telling Tales – Julie Bradley @ Canberra Contemporary Arts Space, City

Julie Bradley creates complex interwoven works that refer to folk stories, myths and legends. There is an exhibition of nine of her works at the Canberra Contemporary Arts Space, City Gallery. It is worth seeing them all together to see the engaging ric beauty of her creations. Some pictures are below and the gallery sheet.
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2014 M16 Artists’ Exhibition @ M16 Artspace

M16 Artspace is such a vital creative hub I love seeing each of their exhibitions. Last weekend we sent to the last days of an exhibition featuring around 30 of the artists who call the old Griffith Primary School their artistic home. An exhibition with such a great range of artists was a real treat. The best way for me to show this is by including a snap with the name and the artist of several of the ones I liked lots followed by the gallery sheet.

The first is Tyre Swan Song by Ria Tierney Such a beautiful screen print of what I regard as grotesque garden features.

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The second one is this Nautical Miles by Kerry Shepherdson. The colours and shapes are so vibrant they almost look like they are moving on the wall.

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From the next artist Megan Jackson I have included three -Stacked 1 11 111. I love these because my brain cannot stop working with what is there.

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The next one is a surprise. Thor Beowulf’s Ganesh Bonsai was not what I was expecting in this exhibition but loved it at first sight – Bonsai is such a creative artistry mixing sculpture or solid objects with unique living elements.

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Julie Bradley is one of those artists that has a wonderful sense of beauty. This work called The Transformation of Daphne has such layered engagement and integrated parts I go back to looking at it repeatedly.

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The final one in this post is a shimmering work by Sarah Murphy called Mantle for another time. This has an antique elegance about it that is a bit shattered when you read the blurb that says it is made of beer bottle caps and brass wire. I love the title and the elegance build from such mundanty.

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