Veils – A temporary outdoor work for Lace Works Exhibition by Lucy Brown

Veils, 2012. Machine lace net curtains (brise-bise) made from synthetic fibre.

Veils is a temporary intervention on the colonnade immediately outside the main entrance of Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery. The colonnade is home to a group of portrait busts – sculptures in bronze and marble of writers and poets associated with Nottingham, including Lord Byron, DH Lawrence and Henry Kirke White.  For Lace Works Exhibtion, three of these portrait heads have been shrouded in fabric and the folds held in place by cord bound round each sculptural form.

Veils, entrance to Nottingham Castle Musuem & Art Gallery    veils. detail - William and Mary Howitt  Veils. left of door entrance Veils. detail Lord Byron Veils. detail. DH Lawrence Veils. right side of entrance

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‘the secrets we keep from ourselves…’ 2012 on display until 10th Feb 2013

Final Installation for Lace Works Exhibition at Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery.

the secrets we keep from oursleves. by Lucy Brown 2012 LB3. the secrets we....2012 detail

the secrest we keep... installation view the secrest we keep from ourselves. detail

Materials used – Nottingham Leavers Lace trim, ribbon, vintage and second hand ‘St Michaels’ (Marks and Spencer’s) and ‘Golden Charm’ negligée’s, petticoats, high neck day dress, pins, nails.

’Lace Works – Contemporary Art & Nottingham Lace’ – Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery 10th November 2012 – extended until 10th February 2013. www.mynottingham.gov.uk/nottinghamcastle

‘Lace Works’  is part of ‘Lace: Here: Now’  – a season of lace exhibitions and events that celebrate the heritage of the Nottingham Lace industry and demonstrates that lace still inspires, fascinates and excites. www.laceherenow.co.uk