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/

 

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.