Alice Bradshaw

Alice Bradshaw
Born 1983 BirthUK.
Lives and works in HomeNorth England, UK.


I intend to create a sense of curiosity through the manipulation of mundane objects and materials. Mass-produced, anonymous objects are often rendered dysfunctional caricatures of themselves. My intent is to blur distinctions between the absurd and the mundane by creating or accentuating subtleties, whilst addressing concepts of purpose and futility.

I hold the belief that the environment in which a work exists becomes integral to the work itself. Consequently, the work I make or select for show tends to become site-responsive, exploring ideas of locality and displacement.



Currently resident at Bates Mill, Huddersfield.

Centrifuge began with a trip to Documenta 12 in August 2007 and is a collaborative project with 20 North England based artists, Dirk Fleishmann, Imogen Stidworthy and The Salford Restoration Office.

I am co-founder and co-director of Manchester based artist collective Contents May Vary co-organising and co-curating exhibitons. I instigated Contents May Vary Publications and co-edited Issue I. We will be working with Castlefield Gallery Project Space in 2008.

I will also be working on Calderdale’s Cultural Strategy in 2008


Exquisite Creature 1/81 Bouverie St Carlton, Melbourne (AU) Saturday 5th July 2008 7pm

5th One Minute Film & Video Festival Aarau (CH) 22nd – 24th August 2008

Ha Ha Road Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, 11th September – 12th October 2008

Syndrome Antwerp (BE), September 2008


Temporary Art Show, Bates Mill, Huddersfield, May 2008

ONEWORD, Victoria Baths, Manchester & Bates Mill Huddersfield, June – November 2007

Commissioned residency with Contents May Vary at MASA, Salford, Greater Manchester, October 2007

Miniature Art Show, 42 New Briggate, Leeds, September 2007

Under Maintenance, Victoria Baths Manchester, June 2007

Housework|Beckenham, London, May – June 2007

GIFT, Museum MAN, Liverpool Independents Biennial, November 2006

Objects In Waiting, End Gallery, Sheffield, October 2006

Apartment presents Contents May Vary, Apartment, Manchester, October 2006

Contents May Vary & Pineapple Folk @ Zion Arts Centre, Manchester, September 2006

MMU Fine Art Degree Show 06, Manchester, June 2006

Variables, 224A Burton Road, Manchester, June 2006

Where To? London, April 2006

Oldham Open, Gallery Oldham, Nov 2005 – Jan 2006

Ten By Ten, The Reading Rooms, Manchester, June 2005

The Good Life, Apartment, Manchester, April 2005

Dive, Victoria Baths, Manchester, March 2005


Contents May Vary Issue 2, July 2008: Untitled (From tThe Rocks Remain)
Artsource Newsletter Vol II no. VII, February 08: Alice Bradshaw: Manipulating The Mundane by Chris Brunelle

Talenteer First Issue: LO-FI, Summer 07: limited edition Brown Paper Bags

Daily Constitutional Issue #4: UNTITLED, June 07: Defining The Object (abstract)

Art Art Art Issue II: Events Special, May 07: Under Maintenance

Daily Constitutional Issue III: nyi, December 06: Contents May Vary

Contents May Vary Issue I, June 06: editor; Untitled, Untitled (Contents May Vary) & Untitled


Fine Art (Sculpture) 1st class BA (Hons) – Manchester Metropolitan University 2006