Jyll Bradley’s Dutch/Light (for Agneta Block), currently on display at Chatham Historic Dockyard. Photo credit: Thierry Bal. ““I call the work Dutch/Light (for Agneta Block) because the first person to ripen a pineapple in Europe was Agneta Block, a Dutch horticulturalist and art collector. Pineapple growing using the ‘Dutch Light’ and southerly wall system was the focus of early Anglo-Dutch horticultural exchange. I feel the story of the Dutch raid is very male; a fascinating by-product of it is a woman growing a pineapple – and our love of glasshouses today.” Jyll Bradley”

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