Final work in situ. Shed Space Gallery Residency. Old Fire Station Gallery, Oxford 2016

A few photos of the final work in situ…Working live in a gallery is always full of surprises. I had some lovely unexpected conversations with gallery visitors during my two day shed space residency. These exchanges and visitors re-actions to an artist working in the gallery all at some level inform the work made in situ. Thank you to those of you who visited.

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Work made by Lucy Brown during Shed Space Gallery Residency. Arts at the Old fire Station. Oxford June 2016. Copyright – © Lucy Brown 2016

 

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Gallery residency – Work in progress; Shed Space Exhibition 2016

Working with a knicker elastic warp stretched around the gallery architecture steel post and attached to the ‘shed space’ shed, I have been free fall weaving and un- weaving with a mix of nylon undergarments and stockings… starting with the basement foundations of the Former Lucas Underwear Factory building in George Street Oxford…

Lucy Brown Shed Space Artist Residency 2016 before working in situ

Above; Shed Space Exhibition. Old Fire Station Gallery Oxford. Left ‘Total Support’ by Lucy Brown

Lucy Brown Shed Space Artist Res. Warp in progress 2016

above; Warp in Progress. Lucy Brown. Gallery Residency. Shed Space Exhibition Old Fire Station Gallery Oxford

Lucy Brown. Shed Space Artist Residency 2016. Lucy Brown working in situ Lucy Brown Former Lucas Underwear Factory building june 2016

above left; Lucy Brown weaving in situ. Gallery Residency. Shed Space Exhibition Old Fire Station Gallery Oxford

above right; Back of the former Lucas Underwear factory building. Back of George Street Oxford. Lucy Brown. Research

Next weeks’ Artist Residency…… the things we lost in the fire…. ???

Just thinking through my forthcoming 2-day Gallery Residency as part of the Shed Space Exhibition at The Old Fire Station, Oxford. My current research has brought me to the former Lucas Underwear factory and its fire of 1965…. In 1965 The Old Fire Station would of still been active as a fire station… The Former Lucas Underwear Factory building still stands opposite the Old Fire Station in George Street, Oxford….. some thing to mull over….

 

I will be weaving in response to my research findings somewhere in the gallery at The Old fire Station on Friday 24 June & Saturday 25 June, 11am – 6pm. I am also leading a two hour workshop session on Saturday 25 June, 1pm – 3pm.

 

Shed Space continues until 2nd July 2016 at The Gallery, Arts at the Old Fire Station (AOFS). 40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ. Tel 01865 263990

For further information and booking please go to http://www.oldfirestation.org.uk/exhibit/shed-space/

 Lucas underwear factory oxford fire 1965

Invitation to studio viewing of ‘the secrets we keep from ourselves…’

Lucy Brown is hosting a public studio work viewing for

‘the secrets we keep from ourselves…’

On Saturday 7th November 2015

12 noon till 5pm at Robertson Yard Studios, 42A Robertson Road, Brighton BN1 5NJ

All Welcome – you are advised to wrap up warm!

Nearest train station; Preston Park – Brighton bus routes; 5 and 5A – On-Street pay and display parking in Robertson Road and surrounding area 1 hour £1 and 2 hours £2.

Please note; Robertson Yard is a private studio complex and not normally open for public visits – there is NO step free access at Robertson Yard. If you require step free access please contact Lucy to discuss your requirements. If you are unable to attend on the 7th then the work can also be viewed by appointment. Please do get in touch if you would like to arrange an individual viewing.

‘the secrets we keep from ourselves…’ was originally commissioned by Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery for ‘Lace Works; Contemporary Art & Nottingham Lace’ Exhibition 2012/13. Over the last year Lucy has been stabilizing the work and completing instalment guidelines ready for ‘the secrets we keep from ourselves…’ to be handed over to ‘her’ new, permanent home; Nottingham’s’ Contemporary Art Textile Collection.

Lucy would like to thank Deborah Dean, Victoria Hobbs and Pamela Wood at Nottingham Castle, Museums and Galleries for their continued support, patience and agreeing to fund the additional studio space to help with the conclusion of ‘the secrets we keep from ourselves…’

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Come and see ‘the secrets we keep from ourselves…’ fill this space!

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Re-fashioned’ exhibition. 6th March – 25th April 2015

‘Re-fashioned’ opens today at the Old Fire Station Gallery in Oxford. The artists exhibiting as part of ‘Re-fashioned’ are Bill Jackson, Lucy Brown, Sally Richardson and Shelly Goldsmith. I have been installing ‘Waiting for you to…’ and ‘please don’t look at me like that’ at the Old Fire Station Gallery this week ready for today’s opening of ‘Re-fashioned’. I will be leading a workshop event on Saturday 11th April 2015 at the Old fire Station. For further details and visiting times for Re-Fashioned please see link below.

photos – Installing ‘Waiting for you to…’ and ‘ please don’t look at me like that’ for Re-Fashioned, Old Fire Station. Oxford.

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Lucy Brown. Installing please don't look at me like that. OFS oxford

Lucy Brown. Installing Please don't look at me like that

 

 

Arts at the Old Fire Station

Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AQ

www.oldfirestation.org.uk

 

Something a bit different….

One of the things I like about being part of the 62 Group of Textile Artists is that the 62 Group opens up unexpected opportunities. The Groups forthcoming exhibition ‘Ebb and Flow’ is one of those opportunities. For the past five months I have been working on a site specific work titled ‘All at Sea’ for the enchanting Ross Tiger ex- fishing trawler.

‘All at Sea’ will be part of ‘Ebb and Flow’ running from 9th Sept to 2nd Nov 2014 across 2 venues, The Fishing Heritage Centre and The Grimsby Minster. The exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive education programme.

The Ross Tiger is part of the North East Lincolnshire Museums exhibits and she now rests at the back of the Fishing Heritage Centre in Alexandra Dock, Grimsby. Access via daily guided tours, some of which are led by ex-Grimsby trawler fishermen.

Ross Tiger overview outside Ross Tiger. Onboard outside

The Ross Tiger was built in Selby in 1957. She is thought to be the oldest middle-deep water side-trawler in the country. She represents an almost extinct breed of vessels that once made up the largest fishing fleet in the world.

I will be installing ‘All at Sea’ on the Ross Tiger sometime over the next week or so. Further details and photos of work in situ to follow shortly.

For full details about ‘Ebb and Flow’ visit www.facebook.com/ebbandflow.62groupexhibition and http://www.62group.org.uk/category/news/