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Rachal Bradley, After Venice, 2013..Image courtesy of the artist and Piper Keys, London, photo credit Michael Heigemeil

Gasworks presents Interlocutor, a solo exhibition by Rachal Bradley.

Rachal Bradley was born and raised in Blackpool and is now based in Nottingham, where she lives with her partner and son. Bradley is a lecturer in the Fine Art Department at Nottingham Trent University. Recent solo presentations include, Of Sex, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Frieze, London (2016); Foreign Press, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich; and Only for Loving Medium, Present Future, Artissima, Turin, selected by Fatima Hellberg (both 2015). Selected group exhibitions include, TG, Nottingham at SUNDAY art fair; Le Bourgeois, 3236RLS, London; Neo-Pagan Bitch Witch’, curated by Lucy Stein and Franc-Lise McGurn, Evelyn Yard, London; Je Suis Feministe, Penarth Centre, London (all 2016); Repeating, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster; and CLINIC, a two-person exhibition with Patricia L Boyd, YEARS, Copenhagen (2014).

Commissioned by Gasworks through the Freelands Artist Programme. With additional support from Cockayne—Grants for the Arts and the London Community Foundation; and Exhibition Programme Supporter 2017-18, Catherine Petitgas.

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Rachal Bradley is the second artist to benefit from the Freelands Artist Programme, a 3-year programme for emerging artists based outside London, made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Freelands Foundation. The programme combines Gasworks’ 3 month residency with an exhibition and a series of public events. 

The Freelands Artist Programme marks an exciting new departure for Gasworks, whose groundbreaking residency programme is known for supporting emerging international artists and can now, for the first time, be offered to a UK-based artist. The programme provides the selected artists with the freedom to research and develop new work in London, while also receiving curatorial support towards an exhibition and a public programme at Gasworks. The 2016/17 Freelands Artist Programme recipient was Jamie Crewe.