Last few days to view ‘waiting for you too…’ & ‘please don’t look at me like that’ in situ

‘Re-Fashioned’ Exhibition at the Old Fire Station, Oxford ends this Saturday, ( 25th April 2015). ‘Waiting for you too…’ is currently on show in the Gallery space along with works by Shelly Goldsmith, Sally Richardson and Bill Jackson. ‘Please don’t look at me like that’ is in the Old sire Station Arts & Crafts Shop window. I will de-installing and packing up both works on Sunday 26th April.

Re-Fashioned Exhibtion overview at the old fire station Oxford

Re-Fashioned Exhibition. Right; works by Shelly Goldsmith Left; ‘Waiting for you too…’ by Lucy Brown

Lucy Brown. waiting for you too... detail

‘Waiting for you too…’ by Lucy Brown. detail

Lucy Brown. please don't look at me like that. overview

‘Please don’t look at me like that.’ by Lucy Brown. In window situ. Arts at the old fire Station. Oxford

Lucy Brown. please don't look at me like the detail

‘Detail – ‘ Please don’t look at me like that’ by Lucy Brown

 

‘Re-fashioned’ – Arts at the Old Fire Station (AOFS) Oxford until 25th April 2015 http://www.oldfirestation.org.uk

 

 

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Elsa’s leaving home….

‘Leaving Home: A new setting for site-specific contemporary craft’. Current exhibition at Contemporary Applied Arts, London 17 April 2015 – 31 May 2015.

Part of my site-specific work “They loved to breathe beauty, tradition and romanticism…”, originally made for the National Trust Property Nymans in Sussex is currently on show in ‘Leaving Home’. This part of the work is a film, in which I star as Elsa, a fictional character who explores Nymans House and Gardens through her changes of vintage clothes….

Elsa walking through the great hall ruins, Nymans House

“They loved to breathe beauty, tradition and romanticism…” Film still. Elsa walking through the Great Hall Ruins at Nymans. Film still credit – Paul Dutnall. Junk TV

Elsa viewing Maud Messels sewing box. Nymans House

“They loved to breathe beauty, tradition and romanticism…” Film still. Elsa viewing Maud Messels’ Georgian sewing box in the Garden Hall, Nymans House. Film still credit – Paul Dutnall. Junk TV.

“They loved to breathe beauty, tradition and romanticism…” was commissioned by Unravelled Arts for ‘Unravelling Nymans’ exhibition of 2012. The installation consisted of a vintage garment woven sculpture, short film, framed film stills and small woven hair mementos set up in a fake room setting on location. The installation explored the lives and creativity of the Messel Women, Maud Messel and her daughter Anne Countess of Rosse, who lived at Nymans.

‘Leaving Home’ raises questions around what happens when site-specific works are moved to a new setting. Further details are at http://www.caa.org.uk and http://unravelled.org.uk/