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 2020,62

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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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

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


Offerings de-install 2018

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

Lucy Brown 2018©


Offerings de-instalment. 24th – 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.

Works in the Exhibition are;

Anti form Sculptures; ‘Bit of Skirt.’  ‘Waisted/wasted.’  ‘Since I fell for you’

Wall based sculptures;  ‘In 1962 the birth control pill was available but….’   and  ‘Legs’

Hair works;   ‘Ladies Companions.’   ‘Reclaiming ones….’     ‘When I get older….’   ‘Lippy’ ‘Excess’ ‘Unruly’

Lucy Brown. Offerings Installation view. R Space Gallery 2018. foreground left -Waisted/wasted, right-Bit of Skirt back – Since I fell for you

Lucy Brown. Offerings Installation view. R Space Gallery. 2018. Foreground right Bit of Skirt. left Waisted: wasted. back since I fell for you

Lucy Brown. Offerings. R Space Gallery exterior Lisburn. NI 2018. In window – In 1962 the birth control pill was available but…’

Lucy Brown. Offerings R Space Gallery. far left; wall based hair work. When I get older…. right Waisted; wasted

Lucy Brown Offerings R Space Gallery 2018. left Waisted: wasted detail. right Bit of Skirt. Detail

Lucy Brown. Offerings R space Gallery 2018. Since i fell for you. detail


Lucy Brown ©2018


Offerings Exhibition at R Space Gallery. Lisburn NI is now open!

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.

All photos ©Lucy Brown 2018

‘Offerings’ Solo Exhibition by Lucy Brown. 24th Feb – 23rd March 2018. R-Space Gallery Lisburn Northern Ireland



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.



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.

.Lucy Brown. Detail Final work Shed Space Residency Oxford 2016 Lucy Brown. Final work. Shed Space residency Oxford 2016 Lucy Brown. Shed Space Res. Final Work. 2016  Detail Lucy Brown. Shed Space Res. Final Work. Detail 2016

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