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Lucy Irvine in Horsham
Masterclass: Sculpture + Meet the Artist
February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm| $45
Enmeshed exhibition artist Lucy Irvine visits us from her home in Canberra. Irvine has established herself as an artist who interconnects craft and art genres. Initially interested in basketry and vessels, she taught herself weaving techniques that have become increasingly sculptural and site specific. Her expansive organic forms, made from industrially and utilitarian materials, now make exciting connections between art, design, architecture and geography discourses.
Since arriving from Scotland in 2003, Irvine has studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, and is currently undertaking a practice-led PhD at the Australian National University, Canberra.
This year she created site specific public works for Canberra Airport and Holmesglen TAFE in Melbourne. In 2016, Irvine was selected to represent Australia at the 15th International Triennial of Tapestry, Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz, Poland. Her work has been included in major survey exhibitions Strung, weaving practices from Australia and Papua New Guinea, Queensland Craft and Design Centre (2016); the 2015 Australian Tapestry Design Prize for Architects; the National Gallery of Victoria’s Melbourne Now (2013); and the 1st Tamworth Textile Triennial, Sensorial Loop (2011).
Working with everyday materials like cardboard, newspaper and masking tape, Irvine will demonstrate how to create a woven skin and experiment with forms that shift, make connections with their surroundings and activate space. This 1.5 hour masterclass is suitable for Adult.
Meet the Artist: Lucy Irvine
Join us as we hear Enmeshed exhibition artist Lucy Irvine discuss the evolution of her to sculpture practice to work with unconventional materials and push the boundaries of contemporary textile practice; a unique approach which has led to the inclusion of her work in major survey textile exhibitions in Australia and internationally.
Presented as part of Enmeshed: woven artworks from the Ararat Regional Art Gallery Collection. Until 4 March 2018.
Bookings: 5382 9575