Offerings de-instalment. 24th – 26th March 2018

My solo exhibition ‘Offerings’ ends this Friday, 23rd March. You have until 5pm this day to visit the exhibition on site at R Space Gallery, Lisburn Northern Ireland.

As from Saturday 24th through to Monday 26th March I will again be working on site at R Space, de-installing my ‘Offerings’. The Gallery will be open 11am – 5pm on these days for visitors to drop in and ‘meet the artist’ and view the works being de-installed. I hope you can make it.

Works in the Exhibition are;

Anti form Sculptures; ‘Bit of Skirt.’  ‘Waisted/wasted.’  ‘Since I fell for you’

Wall based sculptures;  ‘In 1962 the birth control pill was available but….’   and  ‘Legs’

Hair works;   ‘Ladies Companions.’   ‘Reclaiming ones….’     ‘When I get older….’   ‘Lippy’ ‘Excess’ ‘Unruly’

Lucy Brown. Offerings Installation view. R Space Gallery 2018. foreground left -Waisted/wasted, right-Bit of Skirt back – Since I fell for you

Lucy Brown. Offerings Installation view. R Space Gallery. 2018. Foreground right Bit of Skirt. left Waisted: wasted. back since I fell for you

Lucy Brown. Offerings. R Space Gallery exterior Lisburn. NI 2018. In window – In 1962 the birth control pill was available but…’

Lucy Brown. Offerings R Space Gallery. far left; wall based hair work. When I get older…. right Waisted; wasted

Lucy Brown Offerings R Space Gallery 2018. left Waisted: wasted detail. right Bit of Skirt. Detail

Lucy Brown. Offerings R space Gallery 2018. Since i fell for you. detail


Lucy Brown ©2018



the secrets we keep from ourselves…. (tswkfo)

My work the secrets we keep from ourselves….’ (2012-2015) is currently part the ‘Lace Unveiled’ exhibition at Newstead Abbey 10 March – 22 April 2018.

Lace Unveiled includes work by contemporary artists inspired by lace displayed within the rooms of Newstead Abbey, the ancestral home of the Romantic Poet Lord Byron. Which are on shown alongside objects from the world-class Nottingham City Museums & Galleries Lace Collection. This is the first time the secrets we keep from ourselves….’ will be installed solely byThe Nottingham Museums Team since the work was acquisition into Nottingham’s Textile Art Collection in 2016. I am very excited to see if my 218 page document of Installation Guidelines has worked ! ‘the secrets we keep from ourselves…’ is installed in Byron’s Dressing Room, which is next to his bedroom. Other Artists included in the Exhibition are Joana Vasconcelos, Joy Buttress, Manolis Papastavrou and Shane Waltener.

Lace Unveiled is part of Nottingham Museums’ Lace Unravelled public programme, which includes a symposium, which I am going to this week (15th and 16th March) and Lace Walks. Please follow link for further details.

All photos ‘the secrets we keep from ourselves’ Artists Studio Installation 2015 ©Lucy Brown


Offerings Exhibition at R Space Gallery. Lisburn NI is now open!

The Exhibition install went well, took 8 days working on site. The opening reception took place on Saturday 24th February and I ran a ‘Reconsidering Clothes’ workshop on Wednesday 28th February. I have very much enjoyed the process of working with the gallery space. ‘Bit of Skirt’ and ‘waisted: wasted’ were finally completed in the gallery. Photos below are of installing the work, including the much needed scaffolding tower which, at times, seemed to became part of the work. Offerings continues until Friday 23rd March 2018.

All photos ©Lucy Brown 2018

‘Offerings’ Solo Exhibition by Lucy Brown. 24th Feb – 23rd March 2018. R-Space Gallery Lisburn Northern Ireland



Installation planning….

In three weeks’ time I will be working on-site on my installation for Offerings for R-Space Gallery, Lisburn. Have been thinking through and rehearsing how to install, but I suspect this will all change on location, due to light, environment and emotional state ! I am looking forward to working with the space.



Solo Exhibition and the reveal of Professor Catherine Harper’s essay


Solo Exhibition by Lucy Brown

24th February – 23rd March 2018

R-Space Gallery

32 Castle Street


Northern Ireland

BT27 4XE

Opening reception and artist talk Sat 24th February 2-4pm – please come and join us

Meet the Artist days 27th & 28th February 11am – 5pm

‘Offerings’ will bring together new and existing works from 2010-2017, including woven anti-form sculpture and hair-works. These works uses a mixed palette of old, unwanted clothing, hair and domestic related textile items as raw materials, and often depart from personal or collective experiences and explores themes around the body, femaleness, re-invention, textile histories and craft-labour. As from the 19th February I will be in residence at R-Space Gallery, installing the exhibition. As part of the exhibition I will be working in the Gallery while open to the public, finalising the installation on 27th and 28th February 2018, drop in and have a chat with me about the work in situ.

I am also delighted to reveal Professor Catherine Harper’s newly written essay titled ‘Lucy Brown: ‘secrets she keeps from herself’ is now available to read on the R-Space Gallery’s Website –

Above image – detail of ‘Bit of Skirt…’ Offerings series. by Lucy Brown




My first ‘2018’ exhibition is a Solo Show !

‘Offerings’ from 24th February till 23rd March 2018 at R-Space Gallery  32 Castle Street Lisburn Northern Ireland  BT27 4XE

The opening of ‘Offerings’ will be on Saturday 24th February and I will be working in the Gallery for a couple of days the following week…. all welcome and more details to follow in the New Year. All good wishes for the Festive Season.






I will be exhibiting new work in RED; Please come to the exhibition launch…..see further details below. Thank you

Artists Jane Andrews, Lucy Brown, Gabby Dempster, Helen Goodwin, Caitlin Heffernan, Eva Kalpadaki, Jane Ponsford, Teresa Whitfield & Jayne Wilson

Warmly invite you for the launch of our first joint exhibition on


Red has been the basis for Platform’s collective exhibition and research. Red is evocative, it exudes drama, danger, sex appeal, glamour and politics. Taking individual starting points to Red, influenced by their own practice, the artists explore interior and exterior space, identity, displacement, materiality, the body, ways of seeing, storytelling and rituals. The exhibition includes  painting, sculpture, film, site-specific installation, photography and drawing



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