Installation planning….

In three weeks’ time I will be working on-site on my installation for Offerings for R-Space Gallery, Lisburn. Have been thinking through and rehearsing how to install, but I suspect this will all change on location, due to light, environment and emotional state ! I am looking forward to working with the space. http://www.rspacelisburn.com/offerings/

 

 

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Solo Exhibition and the reveal of Professor Catherine Harper’s essay

‘Offerings’

Solo Exhibition by Lucy Brown

24th February – 23rd March 2018

R-Space Gallery

32 Castle Street

Lisburn

Northern Ireland

BT27 4XE

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

 

 

 

My first ‘2018’ exhibition is a Solo Show !

‘Offerings’ from 24th February till 23rd March 2018 at R-Space Gallery  32 Castle Street Lisburn Northern Ireland  BT27 4XE

http://www.rspacelisburn.com/future-exhibitions2/

The opening of ‘Offerings’ will be on Saturday 24th February and I will be working in the Gallery for a couple of days the following week…. all welcome and more details to follow in the New Year. All good wishes for the Festive Season.

 

 

 

 

RED

I will be exhibiting new work in RED; Please come to the exhibition launch…..see further details below. Thank you

Artists Jane Andrews, Lucy Brown, Gabby Dempster, Helen Goodwin, Caitlin Heffernan, Eva Kalpadaki, Jane Ponsford, Teresa Whitfield & Jayne Wilson

Warmly invite you for the launch of our first joint exhibition on

SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER  2-4 PM

Red has been the basis for Platform’s collective exhibition and research. Red is evocative, it exudes drama, danger, sex appeal, glamour and politics. Taking individual starting points to Red, influenced by their own practice, the artists explore interior and exterior space, identity, displacement, materiality, the body, ways of seeing, storytelling and rituals. The exhibition includes  painting, sculpture, film, site-specific installation, photography and drawing

WHERE TO FIND US THE GRANGE, ROTTINGDEAN, BN2 7HA

HOW TO GET TO US FROM BRIGHTON

By Bus: 2, 12, 14B, 14C, 27, By Car: A259 Coast Road, B2123 from A27

By Bike: Undercliff Walk from Brighton Marina

 

 

British Home Stores; BHS, Brighton closes

A sad time for England’s’ high street – BHS’s closure takes with it many jobs, a brand identity and an archive of a British retail business dating back to 1928. When I was little, I remember being taken on shopping trips on the bus along the sea front into Worthing with my Nan, ‘Nanny Brown’ (my Dads Mum). We would go into BHS and my Nanny Brown would buy me matching vest and knickers which would have an animal on the front…. the kitten ones seem to have stuck in my head.

I have quite a few pieces of second hand BHS clothing in my own archives of raw materials. Some of these clothes I have used in past works and some I may keep as part of my own archive collection.

The work ‘S-t-r-e-t-c-h’ which I made in 1999 was woven from a size 12 British Home Stores (BHS) Polyester full petticoat, which I bought in a Brighton charity shop and had been hand dyed. Acting as a vertebra, the black lace running the full length of the petticoat became the focus of the work.

‘S-t-r-e-t-c-h’ was exhibited in group and solo exhibitions including ‘Out of the Closet’ 2000 Sothebys London and ‘Intimate Foundations’, 2000-01, first touring solo exhibition. The work was purchased back in 2001 by the former South East Art Collection, now Brighton & Hove Museums Collection.

BHS Brighton Last Day 24.08.2016BHS Brighton ClosedStretch by Lucy Brown 1999Intimate Foundations by Lucy Brown Hove Museum 2001

Photo credits; Top  BHS Brighton Last day 24th Aug 2016. middle right BHS Brighton closed middle left Lucy Browns’ ‘S-t-r-e-t-c-h’ 1999. © Uses a British Home Stores (BHS) Polyester full petticoat, size 12 (hand dyed). 130 x 125 cm. Photographers credit James Newell Bottom Lucy Browns’ Intimate Foundations. Solo Touring Exhibition. Hove Museum and Art Gallery 2001©

The final handover of ‘the secrets we keep from ourselves…’ 2012-2015

I am really so pleased to announce that ‘the secrets we keep from ourselves…’ (tswkfo) is now all safely in the store of Nottingham City Museums Art Textile Collection. This is to be the works’ new home. It has taken me a while to stabilize and prepare the work ready for its departure and to complete a 200 plus page document of installment guidelines and image library to support future installs of the work.

‘the secrets we keep from ourselves’ joins The Brides Clothes, The Brides Clothes Underwear, The Brides Clothes Wedding Album (2000-01), Squeeze (1999), Petti-fur-coat (1999) and Odd one out (2000), all part of Nottingham City Museums Contemporary Art Textile Collection.

My thanks to the team at Nottingham Museums for all their continued support, patience and assistance getting the tswkfo to it new home.

tswkfo. Lucy Brown 2012-15Lucy Brown. the secrets we keep from ourselves.  DetailThe Brides Clothes. Lucy Brown 2000-01Petti-fur-coat_Squeeze Lucy Brown 1999

Photos from top left – the secrets we keep from ourselves. Artist studio 2015 – Lucy Brown© tswkfo. Work in progress detail – Lucy Brown© The Brides Clothes 2000-01. Angel Row Gallery Nottingham. Opening event 2001 Angel Row Gallery © Petti-fur-coat and Squeeze 1999. Pages from Only Human Exhibition Catalogue. Crafts Council 1999-2000. Craft Council Gallery©

East Sussex Open 2016 – Open !

The Towner Art Gallery’s East Sussex Open Exhibition 2016 opens today. My work ‘All at Sea’ is part of this exhibition and I attended the private view summer party event last night. What a great evening – Thank you Towner Art Gallery for another splendid opening.

This year ‘East Sussex Open’ brings together a diverse range of works by 70 East Sussex Artists, which were selected by a judging panel consisting of by Jenni Lomax, Director, Camden Arts Centre, Brian Cass, Towners’ Head of Exhibitions and Melanie Manchot, Artist. For the first time the Exhibition is presented the Towners’ Second Floor Galleries. On the ground and first for galleries there are two other major exhibitions; ‘Some Are Nights Others Stars’ an international group show, in full Towner Art Gallery style and ‘David Bomberg: A Sense of Place’. All three Exhibitions are free entry. ‘David Bomberg: A Sense of Place continues until 11th September. ‘Some Are Nights Others Stars’ and East Sussex Open 2016 continue until 25th September.

For full details for a great day out at one of the South Easts’ most prestigious and inclusive art venues please visit http://townereastbourne.org.uk it is well worth the visit!

‘All at Sea’ is a site Specific work originally made for and exhibited on the Ross Tiger fishing Trawler, Grimsby in 2014 for The 62 Group of Textile Artists Exhibition ‘Ebb & Flow’. Being selected for the Towner’s Art Gallery’s ‘East Sussex Open’ 2016 gives the work its debut in a Gallery Context. Further information about this work is on this blog and at http://www.axisweb.org/artist/lucybrown

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Above – ‘All at Sea’ Detail. by Lucy Brown. Photographer credit; David Ramakalawon