Line/Extended has been open for 4 weeks now. The opening reception on the 17th October involved a short speech and Q&A with exhibiting artists Rosana Antolí, Andrea V Wright and myself. Artist Jane Grisewood was not able to join in with the Q&A as Jane was otherwise engaged… performing her ‘Blind Drawing’ in the Gallery for the duration of the opening. In Line/Extended, I am exhibiting anti-form works ‘you will miss me when I go… and ‘Waisted/Wasted’, from my Offering series 2012-2019.
UHArts | University of Hertfordshire
College Lane, Hatfield
Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB
Tel: 01707 28 53 95
A few photos below from the Opening on 17th October 2019
Left to right ; Photo Credit UHArts | University of Hertfordshire Line/Extended Opening; Speeches and Artists Q&A. Installation Overview; Lucy Brown; Lucy Brown talking with gallery visitor. Sculpture Overview by Andrea V Wright; Jane Grisewood performing Blind Drawing with participant; Final Blind Drawing overview by Jane Grisewood.
‘Ctrl/Shift. New Directions in Textile Art’ A 62 Group of Textile Artists Exhibition
21 July – 9 Sept 2018
First Floor Gallery
Cannon Hill Park
0121 446 3232
Tuesday – Sunday (including Bank Holiday Mondays): 11am – 5pm
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. 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.
The exhibition concept has been developed in partnership with the 62 Group and independent curator Liz Cooper.
Can’t quite believe it is a month ago that I de-installed Offerings 2018…… time speeds but strangely stretches…The works came down quicker than they went up…… And you bought me to my knees….. Photos from de-installing Offerings at R-Space Gallery. Lisburn. Northern Ireland. 24-26th March 2018
My solo exhibition ‘Offerings’ ends this Friday, 23rd March. You have until 5pm this day to visit the exhibition on site at R Space Gallery, Lisburn Northern Ireland.
As from Saturday 24th through to Monday 26th March I will again be working on site at R Space, de-installing my ‘Offerings’. The Gallery will be open 11am – 5pm on these days for visitors to drop in and ‘meet the artist’ and view the works being de-installed. I hope you can make it.
My work ‘the secrets we keep from ourselves….’ (2012-2015) is currently part the ‘Lace Unveiled’ exhibition at Newstead Abbey 10 March – 22 April 2018.
Lace Unveiled includes work by contemporary artists inspired by lace displayed within the rooms of Newstead Abbey, the ancestral home of the Romantic Poet Lord Byron. Which are on shown alongside objects from the world-class Nottingham City Museums & Galleries Lace Collection. This is the first time ‘the secrets we keep from ourselves….’ will be installed solely byThe Nottingham Museums Team since the work was acquisition into Nottingham’s Textile Art Collection in 2016. I am very excited to see if my 218 page document of Installation Guidelines has worked ! ‘the secrets we keep from ourselves…’ is installed in Byron’s Dressing Room, which is next to his bedroom. Other Artists included in the Exhibition are Joana Vasconcelos, Joy Buttress, Manolis Papastavrou and Shane Waltener.
Lace Unveiled is part of Nottingham Museums’ Lace Unravelled public programme, which includes a symposium, which I am going to this week (15th and 16th March) and Lace Walks. Please follow link for further details.
The Exhibition install went well, took 8 days working on site. The opening reception took place on Saturday 24th February and I ran a ‘Reconsidering Clothes’ workshop on Wednesday 28th February. I have very much enjoyed the process of working with the gallery space. ‘Bit of Skirt’ and ‘waisted: wasted’ were finally completed in the gallery. Photos below are of installing the work, including the much needed scaffolding tower which, at times, seemed to became part of the work. Offerings continues until Friday 23rd March 2018.
Opening reception and artist talk Sat 24th February 2-4pm – please come and join us
Meet the Artist days 27th & 28th February 11am – 5pm
‘Offerings’ will bring together new and existing works from 2010-2017, including woven anti-form sculpture and hair-works. These works uses a mixed palette of old, unwanted clothing, hair and domestic related textile items as raw materials, and often depart from personal or collective experiences and explores themes around the body, femaleness, re-invention, textile histories and craft-labour. As from the 19th February I will be in residence at R-Space Gallery, installing the exhibition. As part of the exhibition I will be working in the Gallery while open to the public, finalising the installation on 27th and 28th February 2018, drop in and have a chat with me about the work in situ.
I am also delighted to reveal Professor Catherine Harper’s newly written essay titled ‘Lucy Brown: ‘secrets she keeps from herself’ is now available to read on the R-Space Gallery’s Website – http://www.rspacelisburn.com/offerings/
Above image – detail of ‘Bit of Skirt…’ Offerings series. by Lucy Brown