This Autumn my Artwork “a bit of skirt” will be presented in the most Prestigious International Textile Art Exhibition; The 16th Triennial of Tapestry; Breaching Borders, at The Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz, Poland; from 5 Oct 2019 to 15 March 2020. “A Bit of Skirt” was selected out of 585 worldwide applications and will be one of 55 works. The Triennial attracts the world’s leading artists and I will be the sole Artist representing the UK in the Exhibition. The British Council will be an honourable patron of 16th Triennial. This year the Triennial is being curated by Marta Kowalewska – Chief Curator of the Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź. https://cmwl.pl/public/?lang=en
Very exciting news: My work “the secrets we keep from ourselves…” is on the front cover of the current Surface Design Journal US edition, Spring 2019. Inside is Professor Catherine Harper’s new phenomenal Essay titled “Domestic Spaces: The Uncanny Lucy Brown”.
Come and see Lucy Browns’ New studio and meet Loom !
You are warmly invited to Lucy Browns’ Open Studio weekend at Phoenix Brighton.
Friday 17th May 6-9pm is the Private View and Looms’ Party. All welcome.
And then the studios are open to the public on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 11am – 5pm.
You will find Lucy and her loom on the 3rd floor studio number 3S10. Phoenix Brighton 10–14 Waterloo Place Brighton BN2 9NB https://www.phoenixbrighton.org/
Catherine Harpers reflective essay ‘Lucy Brown: “Secrets She Keeps from Herself”’ has been published in the Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice. Routledge Taylor and Francis Group. 2019
Catherine Harpers’ ABSTRACT explains….
“An interview in 2015 with artist Lucy Brown in her Brighton studio gave rise in due course to this reflective essay. In it I consider the particular moment of meeting, capturing that in text, before Brown was required to move to a different studio space and adopt a different way of thinking and working. Essentially, this text is about that moment, and my cerebral and visceral response to an artist in her seemingly natural environment articulating her concerns and obsessions, rather than a holistic and overarching analysis of Brown’s oeuvre. KEYWORDS: Spider, woven, embodied, female, vintage, intimate” Catherine Harper (2019): Lucy Brown: “Secrets She Keeps from Herself”, Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice, DOI: 10.1080/20511787.2018.1553763
Bit of Skirt. detail. by Lucy Brown. Photo Credit Simon Mills
Ctrl/Shift New Directions in Textile Art
A touring exhibition from the 62 Group in partnership with MAC Birmingham.
Ctrl/Shift now continues its tour to The National Centre for Craft & Design (NCCD) in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. 2 February – 22 Apr 2019.
Ctrl/Shift takes shifts and changes as its theme, in particular it is centred on artists whose practice is or has transformed, in small or large ways, especially towards expressions of innovation in textile art.
The Private View for Ctrl/Shift on 1st Feb 2019 6 – 8pm is part of NCCD’s ‘Celebration of Textiles’ Fri 1 Feb – Sun 3 Feb. All welcome and all events are drop-in, no need to book.
My works ‘Total Support’ and ‘Lippy, Excess, Unruly’ will be on display there.
Hope you can get along.
Exciting news as Ctrl/Shift; New Directions in Textile Art Exhibition is to tour! The next confirmed venue is The National Centre for Craft & Design NCCD in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. 1st February – 21 April 2019. Further venues to be announced. Lucy Browns’ Artworks ‘Total Support; Lippy; Excess; Unruly’ are part of the Exhibition.
The Exhibition takes shifts and changes as its theme, in particular it is centred on artists whose practice is or has transformed, in small or large ways, especially towards expressions of innovation in textile art. These shifts may be around changing attitudes to control; the introduction of new materials and techniques; and/or the impact of innovative ideas and evolving technologies.
Ctrl/Shift; New Directions in Textile Art is A 62 Group Exhibition in partnership with independent curator Liz Cooper and mac Birmingham.
The National Centre for Craft and DesignNavigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7TW http://nccd.org.uk/
Photos of Cntrl/Shift installed at MAC Birmingham Summer 2018