Artist Lucy Brown makes work for exhibitions and commissions, and develops short and long term education projects for arts organisations, schools, colleges and universities. Her practice is process and material based and is located on the critical borders between making and fine art. Brown makes woven sculptural installations using vintage, second hand and discarded clothing as raw material.The work explores narratives around boundaries, re-invention, body absence / presence, space, femaleness and craft-labour.
Studied BA Textiles at Goldsmiths’ University of London; graduated in 1995. Awarded Crafts Council Setting up Grant in 1999. First major Solo Exhibition: Intimate Foundations, toured south east of England 2000-2001. Other exhibitions include Out of the closest, Sotheby’s London; The Unexpected, Sotheby’s’ New York; The Brides Clothes, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham; Wearable / Unwearable, National Craft Gallery. Ireland; Thread Bare. Rochester Art Gallery; Flexible 2, Dutch Textile Museum Tilburg & European Tour; Merging Cultures, Merging Arts. National Gallery of the Cayman Islands.
Lucy Brown is currently an exhibiting and committee member of The 62 Group of Textiles Artists. Works are in both public and private collections including; Nottingham Castles’ Contemporary Textile Collection, Brighton & Hove Museums Crafts Collection and Goldsmiths Constance Howard Centre for Textiles special collections.
This blog has been set up to experiment with documenting the process of making, installing and concluding work through opening up the creative journey to others. The first project to be presented in this way was Offerings for The Project Space at COLLECT 2012.
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