A review on Phoenix Spotlight Event – 10th Sept 2018

 

It’s not often an artist get the opportunity to reflect on their own public artist talk, but taking part in Phoenix Spotlight allowed me to not only reflect on my practice, but also on how I talk about my work, thanks to a review on Phoenix Spotlight event by Jake Francis for The Verse.

I have to admit I was more nervous than usual, and after a few conversations after the event understood this to be because I was presenting on home ground and to other Phoenix Artists and Staff, which made the event intimate and a space to bare all. I could not tell you what I said during the 45 minuet talk about my practice, but gauging from the lovely audiences response to Tom Heatleys’ and my own talks, as well as Jake Francis review, it seems the event went well.

Thank you to everyone who came along and to the Phoenix Spotlight organisers for making it a nurturing and supportive event.

To read Jake Francis review of the evening please visit http://theverse.co.uk/homepage/review-phoenix-spotlight-phoenix-studios-brighton-10-09-2018/

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The 6th Riga International Textile and Fibre Art Triennial: Identity’ 6th June to 9th September, 2018. Arsenāls Exhibition Hall, Riga. Latvia.

I had such a wonderful time in Riga last week. The press conference and opening of The 6th Riga International Textile and Fibre Art Triennial at the ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall, Torņa Street were lively and well attended. The exhibition itself spans across three vast arched spaces, presenting a diverse body of Contemporary Art Textile work, interweaving thinking around the exhibitions’ selected theme of Identity. Each art work had been well placed and given space to breathe… The exhibition is supported by its publication giving a generous double page spread to each of the 85 selected artists. The following two day International conference IDENTITĀTE / IDENTITY, took place on the 7-8 June in the beautiful terracotta Art Museum “Riga Bourse” in Dom Square.

I am very proud and honoured of being part of both the 6th Riga International Textile and Fiber Art Triennial and its two day conference. I met so many incredible fellow Textile Artists from around the world !!! My thanks to; Velta Raudzepa, MA, Project Manager of the Triennial and Head of collections, Latvian National Museum of Art/ Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, the Organizing Committee of the Triennial and the Museums’ teams who all worked so hard to bring this important and monumental exhibition and programme together.

For further information please visit   http://www.lnmm.lv/en/visit/exhibitions/4304-the-6th-riga-international-textile-and-fiber-art-triennial-tradition-and-innovation

Lucy Brown 2018©

ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall, Torņa Street. Riga Latvia

Entrance to ARSENĀLS Exhibition Hall

6th Riga Triennial 2018 Exhibition overview

6th Riga Triennial 2018 Exhibition overview

6. 6th Riga Triennial 2018 Exhibition overview; Lucy Brown’s work right in display case

Lucy Brown Artist, UK with her Artwork ‘Ladies Companions’

8. 6th Riga Triennial 2018 Exhibition overview; Foreground; Lucy Browns’ ‘Ladies Companions’

Art Museum “Riga Bourse”. Dom Square. Riga Latvia. Conference took place on 7-8 June

10. Detail of façade Art Museum “Riga Bourse”. Dom Square. Riga Latvia.

Detail of Art Museum “Riga Bourse”. Dom Square. Riga Latvia.

Cover of Exhibition Catalogue – The 6th Riga International Textile and Fibre Art Triennial: Identity’

An International Exhibition announcement!

I am very honoured and delighted that my work ‘Ladies Companions’ has been selected for ‘The 6th Riga International Textile and Fibre Art Triennial: Identity’

The Exhibition is from 6th June to 9th September, 2018. At Arsenāls Exhibition Hall, Riga. Latvia. The Exhibition and programme of events has been organized by the Latvian National Museum of Art/ Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga.

218 applications were submitted for selection and judged by the jury, consisting of the following experts:

  • Signe Kivi, textile artist, Director of the Tartu Art Mueum (Estonia),
  • Laima Oržekauskiene, textile artist, Professor, Kaunas Art Institute (Lithuania),
  • Pasi Välimaa, textile artist and designer, Professor, University of Gothenburg, HDK Steneby (Finland/ Sweden),
  • Velta Raudzepa, MA, Head of collections, the Latvian National Museum of Art/ Museum of Decorative Arts and Design,
  • Egils Rozenbergs, textile artist (Latvia).

 

The jury passed out a decision that 85 artworks from 28 countries will enter the Triennial. An International Conference exploring related themes in The Exhibition is to be held on 7th and 8th June. As part of this conference I will be presenting my lecture titled ‘Hair; Locks, curls, thimbles and dresses’ on Friday 8th June.

This year, 2018, Latvia is celebrating the centenary anniversary of the Republic of Latvia and the Triennial will be part of the festivity cultural programme….. There is a fantastic line up of Artwork in the Triennial as well as the extended Exhibitions programme in and around Riga.

For further information please visit http://www.lnmm.lv/en/visit/exhibitions/4304-the-6th-riga-international-textile-and-fiber-art-triennial-tradition-and-innovation

Lucy Brown

Ladies Companions. 2016

Hand woven hair work mementoes

Materials used; Human hair, Silk and cotton thread, vintage sewing tools.

Photographers credit Alison Bettles ©

Solo Exhibition and the reveal of Professor Catherine Harper’s essay

‘Offerings’

Solo Exhibition by Lucy Brown

24th February – 23rd March 2018

R-Space Gallery

32 Castle Street

Lisburn

Northern Ireland

BT27 4XE

Opening reception and artist talk Sat 24th February 2-4pm – please come and join us

Meet the Artist days 27th & 28th February 11am – 5pm

‘Offerings’ will bring together new and existing works from 2010-2017, including woven anti-form sculpture and hair-works. These works uses a mixed palette of old, unwanted clothing, hair and domestic related textile items as raw materials, and often depart from personal or collective experiences and explores themes around the body, femaleness, re-invention, textile histories and craft-labour. As from the 19th February I will be in residence at R-Space Gallery, installing the exhibition. As part of the exhibition I will be working in the Gallery while open to the public, finalising the installation on 27th and 28th February 2018, drop in and have a chat with me about the work in situ.

I am also delighted to reveal Professor Catherine Harper’s newly written essay titled ‘Lucy Brown: ‘secrets she keeps from herself’ is now available to read on the R-Space Gallery’s Website – http://www.rspacelisburn.com/offerings/

Above image – detail of ‘Bit of Skirt…’ Offerings series. by Lucy Brown

 

 

 

New Publication

My works  ‘the secrets we keep from ourselves’ and ‘Veils’ which were commissioned for ‘Lace Works’ Exhibition at Nottingham Castle Museum 2012-13 are now featured in a new book – ‘LACE HERE NOW’ edited by Amanda Briggs-Goode and  Deborah Dean, published by Black Dog Publishing. The book brings together past, present and future narratives around Nottingham Lace, drawing on ‘Lace: Here: Now’ 2012/13 – http://blackdogonline.com/all-books/lace:here:now.html

‘Lace: Here: Now’ 2012/13 was 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. www.laceherenow.co.uk

’Lace Works – Contemporary Art & Nottingham Lace’ took place at Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, England. 10th November 2012 – 10th February 2013 and was part of Lace: Here; Now.

Works ‘the secrets we keep from ourselves…’ and ‘Veils’ were commissioned by Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, with funding from the Arts Council England through The National Lottery.