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


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

‘the secrets we keep from ourselves…’ 2012 on display until 10th Feb 2013

Final Installation for Lace Works Exhibition at Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery.

the secrets we keep from oursleves. by Lucy Brown 2012 LB3. the secrets we....2012 detail

the secrest we keep... installation view the secrest we keep from ourselves. detail

Materials used – Nottingham Leavers Lace trim, ribbon, vintage and second hand ‘St Michaels’ (Marks and Spencer’s) and ‘Golden Charm’ negligée’s, petticoats, high neck day dress, pins, nails.

’Lace Works – Contemporary Art & Nottingham Lace’ – Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery 10th November 2012 – extended until 10th February 2013.

‘Lace Works’  is part of ‘Lace: Here: Now’  – a season of lace exhibitions and events that celebrate the heritage of the Nottingham Lace industry and demonstrates that lace still inspires, fascinates and excites.

undo and redo

Not sure about the black lace from the evening gown, too new, not enough history, although like to black lace reference in contrast to yellow embroidery analgise handmade gown fabric…

Option between the neckline focus and strap line tension band, more scope in neckline…possibly…both to be undone and reworked…