With International Women's Day in mind, we continue to highlight inspirational female makers and designers around the world. For today, we take a look at the wonderful work of artist Lucy Brown...
Lucy Brown uses old, unwanted, second-hand and vintage clothing, along with hair and personal artefacts as her material. A contemporary textile artist, Brown studied Textile Art at Goldsmiths University and has developed a practice that puts women’s history at the forefront; through the body, dress, material and craft-labour.
Offerings is Brown’s latest solo exhibition now on at R-Space Gallery in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. This show brings together new and existing works from 2010-2017, including woven anti-form sculpture and Brown’s hair-works. Some of these pieces have never been publicly shown before, and have remained in what Brown refers to as their ‘studio limbo state’.
Referred to as ‘a serious, committed and talented creator’ by Catherine Harper, Brown has developed a practice that is entirely process and material based, creating work that straddles the critical borders between what is considered ‘making’ and ‘fine art’. And, unsurprisingly, her latest show is no exception.
Offerings, until 23 March, R-Space Gallery
The Linen Rooms, 32 Castle Street, Lisburn. Northern Ireland BT27 4XE