Craft ACT CEO launches Julie Bradley's Paper, scissors, rock

Craft ACT Associate Member Julie Bradley will be exhibiting her latest work at ANCA Gallery, with our CEO, Rachael Coghlan opening the exhibition on Wednesday 21 March, from 6pm. 

Paper, Scissors, Rock is a collection of works on paper by Julie Bradley which draw on the rich, layers of meaning and symbolism associated with stones. Within different cultures stones have been used to represent permanence and strength, to celebrate and memorialize as well as to mark births and deaths, express love and hate. They are also respected for their practical uses, to both build up and to break down.
Using the techniques of stencilling, collage and drawing, Bradley creates works on paper which investigate the idea of connectedness and express aspects of an emotional landscape and states of being. The narrative plays a central role in Bradley’s practice, with images acting as a vehicle for her personal story and life experiences.
Bradley’s mixed media images of stones represent and contrast the ephemeral with the seemingly permanent. The overlapping forms in her compositions imply the passing of time and forms appear to come forward and recede in the shallow space where they are suspended.

The exhibition runs from 21 March to 8  April, and there is an artist floor talk at 2pm on Saturday 31 March. 


Image credits: Mother lode, 2018. Mixed media gouache and collage,170 x 168 cm. Photo: Andrew Sikorski, Art AtelierJulie Bradley,
Featured image: Split rock, 2018, detail. Mixed media gouache and collage, 100 x 131 cm. Photo: Andrew Sikorski, Art Atelier