Enmeshed exhibition artist visits from Canberra. Lucy Irvine is 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, make exciting connections between art, design, architecture and geography discourses.
Irvine studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, and currently undertaking a practice-led PhD at the Australian National University, Canberra.
She created site specific public works for Canberra Airport and Holmesglen TAFE, Melbourne. Irvine represented Australia at the 15th International Triennial of Tapestry, Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz, Poland. Her work has been included in exhibitions Strung, weaving practices from Australia and Papua New Guinea, Queensland Craft and Design Centre (2016); 2015 Australian Tapestry Design Prize for Architects; National Gallery of Victoria’s Melbourne Now (2013); and the 1st Tamworth Textile Triennial, Sensorial Loop (2011).
Masterclass: Sculpture - 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 90 minute masterclass is suitable for Adults.