the secrets we keep from ourselves….

… how to stabilize and where to start with you… I guess the re-tensioning of multi sectioned lace trim warps of…. dark grey first… choices to be made; what to lose, keep hidden and show? Seams, edges, lace trims and hems to be self contained, reliant on warp and weft tensions…

Lucy Brown. the secrets we keep... stablizing detail 2015 Lucy Brown. the secrets we keep.... stablizing 2015

 

 

The Dreaming House | Art Textiles at Newstead Abbey| Exhibition

This summer, my works; ‘Squeeze’ and ‘Petti-fur-coat’, are part of ‘The Dreaming House’ Exhibition. 18 July – 27 September 2015. In Newstead Abbey, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, NG15 8NA

‘The Dreaming House’ pays homage to Newstead Abbey’s history as the ancestral home of Lord Byron, where many of the personal items that belonged to the great Romantic poet are displayed.

‘Squeeze’ and ‘Petti-fur-coat’ are both part of Nottingham City Museums and Galleries Contemporary Art Textiles collection. Other artworks by Emily Bates, Heather Belcher, Caroline Broadhead and Grayson Perry are part of the collection and are also on show as part of ‘The Dreaming House’ until 27th September 2015

For further details please visit

http://www.nottinghamnewsteadabbey.co.uk/50662-2

Squeeze by Lucy Brown. 1999

Squeeze by Lucy Brown. 1999. Woven Sculpture. Materials used; Size 18 dyed nylon Nightdress. Stainless steel & sprung wire. Cotton. 164 X 14 x 20 cm Photographer credit; Sara Morris, courtesy of the Crafts Council; Only Human Exhibition 1999-2000 Scanned from original 35mm transparency. Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society Special Collection Scheme on behalf of the Contemporary Textile Art Collection, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery (UK) with funds from the Arts Council Lottery, 2003.

Petti-fur-coat by Lucy Brown. 1999

 Petti-fur-coat by Lucy Brown 1999. Woven Sculpture. Materials used; Size 14 Acrylic, Cotton and Acetate Fake Fur Coat. Stainless steel & sprung wire. Cotton.                   290 x 32 x 16 cm. Photographer: Sara Morris, courtesy of the Crafts Council; Only Human Exhibition 1999-2000 Scanned from original 35mm transparency. Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society Special Collection Scheme on behalf of Contemporary Textile Art Collection Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery (UK) with funds from the Arts Council Lottery, 2003.

 

‘From Back to Front’ An online exhibition

My work is currently of the online Exhibition ‘From Back to Front’, selected and curated by Professor Jessica Hemmings and commissioned by the American Tapestry Alliance.

Please follow the links…

exhibition images: http://americantapestryalliance.org/exhibitions/tex_ata/from-back-to-front/from-back-to-front/

exhibition essay: http://americantapestryalliance.org/exhibitions/tex_ata/from-back-to-front/

 

 

‘The secrets we keep from ourselves…’

I am delighted that my work ‘the secrets we keep from ourselves…’ will be part of Nottingham City’s Museums and Galleries Fine Art Textile Collection, UK.  This large scale woven textile installation will sit alongside my other works; ’Squeeze’, ‘Petti-fur-coat’, ‘Odd one out’ and ‘The Brides Clothes’ already part of the same collection. ‘the secrets we keep from ourselves…’ was commissioned by Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery UK with funding from the Arts Council England through The National Lottery, for ’Lace Works – Contemporary Art & Nottingham Lace’ exhibition, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, England. 10th November 2012 – 10th February 2013. As the work is complex to install with transient fragments that response to the exhibition space I am spending some time in the studio working on stabilizing the more transient seams and lace trims while writing up, documenting and drawing out guidelines for installation of the work.  To a certain extent this means re-adjusting and re-working…

The secrets we keep from ourselves by Lucy Brown.  Overview. Installed at Nottingham Caste Museum and Art Gallery, England. Part of ’Lace Works – Contemporary Art & Nottingham Lace’ exhibition. Photographers credit John Hartley 2013

The secrets we keep from ourselves by Lucy Brown. Overview. Installed at Nottingham Caste Museum and Art Gallery, England. Part of ’Lace Works – Contemporary Art & Nottingham Lace’ exhibition. Photographers credit John Hartley 2013

The secrets we keep from ourselves....just unpacked and back in the studio...

The secrets we keep from ourselves….just unpacked and back in the studio…