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‘All at Sea’ is a site Specific work originally made for and exhibited on the Ross Tiger fishing Trawler, Grimsby in 2014 for The 62 Group of Textile Artists Exhibition ‘Ebb & Flow’.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
Above – ‘All at Sea’ Detail. by Lucy Brown. Photographer credit; David Ramakalawon
If you were unable to view ‘Elsa’ in the recent exhibition ‘Leaving Home: A new setting for site-specific contemporary craft’, at the Contemporary Applied Arts, London which ended on the 31st May, for one week only ‘Elsa’ can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/97659590
‘Elsa’ stars is a short silent film, part of the site-specific work ‘They loved to breathe beauty, tradition and romanticism…”, originally made for the National Trust Property, Nymans. The film follows “Elsa”, a fictional character relative of the Messel family, invented and performed by Lucy herself. Elsa explores Nymans hoping to learn something about her family roots and heritage. As Elsa moves through the gardens, ruins and interior rooms she senses the presence and lives of her relations Maud Messel and Anne Countess of Rosse. The film uses the Nymans house and gardens as a film set, exposing the spaces within the property that the pubic don’t get to visit; such as the ruins of the Great Hall, or spaces which are cordoned off; like the Garden Hall where Elsa peers into Mauds’ sewing box. Elsa also takes a moment where the original staircase once stood.
Some of the vintage garments worn by Elsa in the film, were used as raw material in the garment woven sculpture installation. The film developed from Browns’ desire to select the vintage garment raw materials through the on-site wearing on location at Nymans.
Filmed on location at Nymans, West Sussex. February 2012. With thanks as always to the National Trust (Enterprises) Ltd, Paul Dutnall Junk TV and Unravelled Arts.
Elsa’s running time is 5min 42 sec. and can be viewed until the end of the longest day – Sunday 21st June…. Summer Solstice 2015!
Film Still – Elsa heading for the Entrance at Nymans, National Trust
I am really very pleased that my work – ‘since i fell for you…’ (2010) has been selected for the East Sussex Open 2013 at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne. The exhibition, in its fourth year, will take place from 9 March – 28 April 2013.
I will be exhibiting new work in ‘Package Tour’ at The knitting and stitching shows 2012. ‘Package Tour’ is the final exhibition of The 62 Groups year long events which are celebrating the 62 Groups 50th Anniversary.
I will be invigilating ‘Package Tour’ on Sunday 14th October from 1.30pm at Alexandra Palace. 62 Groups’ Package Tour is on Stand TGJ3. Please introduce yourself if you are visiting!
My work in Package Tour: ‘In1962 the birth control pill was available…’ (detail) 2012 Weave. Vintage 1960’s Northern Irish “Strelitz” (regd.) dress designed in a moygashal (regd.) fabric. Vintage girdle elastic, suspender ends.
I am delighted to announce that ‘Offerings’ is now part of the 62 Group of Textile Artists Exhibition- ‘62@50’- New Works Celebrating The 62 Group of Textile Artists’ 50th Anniversary 16th July – 17 August 2012 – at The Holden Gallery.
Like in ‘Offerings’ for Project Space at COLLECT 2012, I will be working on site during public opening hours in the Holden Gallery finalising the work. My on-site working days at Holden Gallery are
– Monday 16th July 10am – 4pm
– Tuesday 17th July 10am – 4pm
– Wednesday 18th July 10am – 4pm
– Thursday 19thth July 10am – 4pm
– Monday 30th July 10am – 4pm
– Tuesday 31stth July 10am – 4pm
The private view for 62@50 is on Friday 20th July, 6-8pm. You are warmly welcome. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the Private view but there will be other 62 Group members present.
I am also currently exhibiting in ‘Unravelling Nymans’. 4th May – 31st October 2012 at Nymans House and Gardens. National Trust. West Sussex. The commissioned new works are “i serve only you….” and “They Loved to Breathe Beauty, Tradition and Romanticism” which is an installation consisting of vintage garment woven sculpture/s, a short film and small woven hair mementos. (Seehttp://www.unravelled.org.uk for full details).
I am pleased to announce that my new site-specific works for ‘Unravelling Nymans’ group exhibition are now on show. The works have been commissioned by ‘Unravelled Arts’. There are 12 Artists involved with this exhibition and works can be found inside Nymans House and outside in the gardens and grounds. Nymans is a National Trust property and a delight to visit! The exhibition continues until 31st October 2012. My new installation consists of woven garment sculpture, small woven hair works and a short film. For further information please visit: http://www.unravelled.org.uk/nymans.html