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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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


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 and


Veils – A temporary outdoor work for Lace Works Exhibition by Lucy Brown

Veils, 2012. Machine lace net curtains (brise-bise) made from synthetic fibre.

Veils is a temporary intervention on the colonnade immediately outside the main entrance of Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery. The colonnade is home to a group of portrait busts – sculptures in bronze and marble of writers and poets associated with Nottingham, including Lord Byron, DH Lawrence and Henry Kirke White.  For Lace Works Exhibtion, three of these portrait heads have been shrouded in fabric and the folds held in place by cord bound round each sculptural form.

Veils, entrance to Nottingham Castle Musuem & Art Gallery    veils. detail - William and Mary Howitt  Veils. left of door entrance Veils. detail Lord Byron Veils. detail. DH Lawrence Veils. right side of entrance

inside outside

Combining outer layer of yellow handmade gown and pale pink st Michael negligee, focus on neck line with frilly, lacy, ribbon bow details. Weaving tightly in centre,  loosely on the out-skirts, ribbon warp to be threaded like the ribbon detail… neckline and shoulders a point of entry/exit…  working both sides, inside outside,   Front warps back warps becoming one, at a point of meeting, then splitting into two layers.  Two seams from the negligée becoming part of the warp skeleton, exposing  White St. Michael label woven label with pale blue lettering.