Green/Light (for M.R.), 2014
Jyll Bradley works in a broad range of media including drawing, photo-based studio works and large-scale public art projects. Her public projects often involve engagement from local communities, searching collectively for meaning in the idea of ‘place’. Light is an important protagonist in her work and she talks of using it to “bring things into the present”. For The Plot Jyll is also contributing a new film that draws on the 2014 commission.
For Folkestone Triennial 2014, Bradley presented Green/Light (for M.R.), a major sculptural light installation created for the former Gasworks site on the junction of Ship Street and Foord Road North, Folkestone. Now derelict, the site was once a hub of energy and the place where gas was first generated for the town’s lighting. The creation of the installation was an intense personal journey for Bradley, who was born in Folkestone in the same year that the Gasworks were decommissioned, but has lived her adult life as a successful artist in London. Green/Light (For M.R.) was made with the engagement of the local residents association. The sculpture’s exciting, immersive, reflective space invites the further regeneration of the site for the local community.