Interview with Jyll Bradley

15 March 2016

As travellers enter and leave Folkestone West station on the train, they will be able to view a new Cheriton landmark - the captivating new sculpture Espalier, created by artist Jyll Bradley for the 2016 Cheriton Light Festival. Click to view Jyll Bradley's interview.

An espalier is a technique for training fruit trees so that maximum sun reaches the ripening fruit. This new work draws upon Bradley's childhood memories of Kentish orchards. Created for the sunny southerly wall of Strange Cargo the work celebrates the twin colours of growth - green leaf and red fruit.

Strange Cargo is delighted that Espalier is going to remain in position on Strange Cargo's Cheriton gallery for the foreseeable future, welcoming visitors to Cheriton by casting constantly changing shadows, the colours of Kentish orchards during the day and a glorious and colourful beacon at night to welcome people home.

Espalier is a companion piece to Jyll's compelling 2014 Folkestone Triennial artwork Green Light in Folkestone.