Alice BradshawAlice Bradshaw
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