London Met artist receives Fellowship for youth engagement

Rachal Bradley will work with young people on a year-long project, which will be presented as a new commission at Bristol-based international centre for contemporary art, Spike Island.

Date: 15 December 2021

Head of Art (Interim) at London Met, Rachal Bradley, has been awarded the Spike Island and Creative Youth Network Engagement Fellowship for Artists.

This Fellowship will see her work with alumni of Creative Futures, a network which gives young people in Bristol and South Gloucestershire the opportunity to expand their horizons through creative pursuits, including cooking, DJing, arts, activities, discussions or debates. All activities are all planned to encourage and empower each young person to find their voice and reach their potential.

Rachal and selected Creative Futures alumni will collaborate over a year-long project to be presented as a new commission at Bristol-based international centre for contemporary art, Spike Island, in autumn 2022.

Rachal Bradley is an artist and writer currently based in London. In her work, Bradley aims to understand the formative and formal relationships between the body and systemic structures within society.

By way of industrial appropriation, poetic hacking, reconfiguration, recalibration and the readymade, her sculptural practice attempts to create the conditions for an erotic encounter with infrastructure. Bradley has exhibited across Europe and the UK, and she contributes to the journal Texte Zur Kunst from time to time.

She is currently co-authoring the book Indebted Vision with artist Inka Mei├čner and working in her studio in South East London whilst teaching at London Met.