Line/Extended Exhibition and online essay response

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.

Dr Barbara Brownie, Associate Dean of School and Lecturer in Visual Communication at the University of Hertfordshire, has written an essay responding to Line/Extended; Material doodles and drawing through space. 

Line/Extended continues until 20 December 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.

My ‘(A) bit of skirt’ now on show in The 16th International Triennial of Tapestry. Lodz. 2019

On Saturday 5th October 2019 The 16th International Triennial of Tapestry; ‘Breaching Borders’ opened at The Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz, Poland. My Artwork “A bit of skirt” is part of this Prestigious Exhibition. With huge thanks to my 27 Crowd funder Supporters (see below), I flew out to Poland on Tues 1st October 2019 to install my ‘bit of skirt’ in situ, stayed in Lodz for the opening weekend and flew back to the UK on Mon 7th October 2019. There two other exhibitions which are part of the Triennial are ‘National Exhibition of Polish Tapestry’ curated by Janis Jefferies and ‘National Exhibition of Polish miniature Textiles’ curated by Anna Sliwa.

It is a great honour to be part of this amazing Triennial, and to be exhibiting in such a remarkable, breathtaking venue. ‘A Bit of Skirt” is one of 55 works in the Triennial and I am the Sole Artist representing the UK in the Exhibition. The Triennial is documented indepth in its own publication with supporting essays by Ann Coxon and Marta Kowalewska and also in pictures on the Central Museum’s website, (link below). ‘Breaching Borders’ continues until 15 March 2020.

Images left to right: The 16th International Triennial of Tapestry. Lodz. 2019; Logo. The 16th International Triennial of Tapestry. Lodz. 2019 exhibition overview. The Central Museum of Textiles. Lodz. Outside. Lucy Browns ‘Bit of Skirt’ Overview.  Lucy Browns ‘Bit of Skirt’ in situ. Text about Lucy Browns ‘Bit of Skirt’. Lucy Brown talking about her Bit of Skirt 16ITT_6.10.2019. The 16th International Triennial of Tapestry. Lodz. 2019 exhibition overview. The Central Museum of Textiles. Lodz. Bit of Skirt 2nd floor. The 16th International Triennial of Tapestry. Lodz. 2019. Sunday performance by Aleksandra Chciuk and Kuba Krzewinski

The 16th International Triennial; Breaching Borders (16thITT) is on at The Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź. PL 93-034 Łódź, ul. Piotrkowska 282.

5 Oct 2019 to 15 March 2020

https://cmwl.pl/public/galerie/16-miedzynarodowe-triennale-tkaniny,62

My very special thanks to my 27 Crowd Funder Supporters who are: RF Stone, Sam Brown, Hannah Lamb, Judy Dwyer, Teresa Whitfield, Sue Stone, Ann Goddard, Rose Knox-Peebles, Linda Kite, Jane Andrews, Deirdre Figueiredo,  Closs & Hamblin, Jan Miller, Wendy Howells, Martina Margetts,  Jane Ponsford, Corinne Wooff, Yasmin Canvin, Robert Martin, Alice Crane, Caren Garfen, Jeanette Appleton,  Emily Jo Gibbs, Susan D’souza, Penny Burnfield, Julie Bentley, Jae Maries.

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‘A Bit of Skirt’ in The 16th International Textile Triennial. Lodz, Poland. 2019-20

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

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/send-lucy-to-poland-a-bit-of-skirt

Ctrl/Shift; New Directions in Textile Art Touring 2019 onwards !

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

the secrets we…. Virtual Exhibition Tour

Earlier this year my work  ‘the secrets we keep from ourselves…’was installed  in Lord Byron’s Dressing Room at his ancestral home, Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire. The work was part of the ‘Lace Unveiled’ exhibition 10 March – 22 April 2018. This is the first time ‘the secrets we keep from ourselves….’ was installed solely by The Nottingham Museums Team since the work was acquisition into Nottingham’s Textile Art Collection in 2016.

A virtual tour of the work in situ can be viewed here https://v21artspace.com/lace-unveiled-newsteadabbey

Photo credit – Freddy Griffiths 2018© | Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

 

And my next Exhibition is…..

I am delighted to be exhibiting work in

‘Ctrl/Shift. New Directions in Textile Art’ A 62 Group of Textile Artists Exhibition

21 July –  9 Sept 2018

MAC Birmingham

First Floor Gallery

Cannon Hill Park

Birmingham

B12 9QH

0121 446 3232

Tuesday – Sunday (including Bank Holiday Mondays): 11am – 5pm

Free admission

 

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.

A couple of flirts to tempt you….

Total Support by Lucy Brown. Detail. Photo Credit; Yeshen Venema ©

Unruly by Lucy Brown. Detail. Photo credit; Alison Bettles ©

 

For further information please visit –

https://macbirmingham.co.uk/exhibition/ctrl-shift

http://www.62group.org.uk/

https://lizcooper.org/

The 6th Riga International Textile and Fibre Art Triennial: Identity’ 6th June to 16th September, 2018. Arsenāls Exhibition Hall, Riga. Latvia.

I had such a wonderful time in Riga last week. The press conference and opening of The 6th Riga International Textile and Fibre Art Triennial at the ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall, Torņa Street were lively and well attended. The exhibition itself spans across three vast arched spaces, presenting a diverse body of Contemporary Art Textile work, interweaving thinking around the exhibitions’ selected theme of Identity. Each art work had been well placed and given space to breathe… The exhibition is supported by its publication giving a generous double page spread to each of the 85 selected artists. The following two day International conference IDENTITĀTE / IDENTITY, took place on the 7-8 June in the beautiful terracotta Art Museum “Riga Bourse” in Dom Square.

I am very proud and honoured of being part of both the 6th Riga International Textile and Fiber Art Triennial and its two day conference. I met so many incredible fellow Textile Artists from around the world !!! My thanks to; Velta Raudzepa, MA, Project Manager of the Triennial and Head of collections, Latvian National Museum of Art/ Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, the Organizing Committee of the Triennial and the Museums’ teams who all worked so hard to bring this important and monumental exhibition and programme together.

For further information please visit   http://www.lnmm.lv/en/visit/exhibitions/4304-the-6th-riga-international-textile-and-fiber-art-triennial-tradition-and-innovation

Lucy Brown 2018©

ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall, Torņa Street. Riga Latvia

Entrance to ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall

6th Riga Triennial 2018 Exhibition overview

6th Riga Triennial 2018 Exhibition overview

6. 6th Riga Triennial 2018 Exhibition overview; Lucy Brown’s work right in display case

Lucy Brown Artist, UK with her Artwork ‘Ladies Companions’

8. 6th Riga Triennial 2018 Exhibition overview; Foreground; Lucy Browns’ ‘Ladies Companions’

Art Museum “Riga Bourse”. Dom Square. Riga Latvia. Conference took place on 7-8 June

10. Detail of façade Art Museum “Riga Bourse”. Dom Square. Riga Latvia.

Detail of Art Museum “Riga Bourse”. Dom Square. Riga Latvia.

Cover of Exhibition Catalogue – The 6th Riga International Textile and Fibre Art Triennial: Identity’