Approved: 13.04.2011

Lydia Halcrow

Artist, Lecturer / academic, Maker, Researcher

Approved: 13.04.2011

I make paintings, drawings and prints that are based on walks within a place and using walking as a way to closely observe the materials and processes that give a place its unique identity. All of these tiny marks act as clues telling us how we navigate and exist within a place, the textures of the surfaces underfoot, what features will alter with the weather over time, the trace we leave behind. Coming together the work forms an alternative map of my walks, which for the last 3 years have focused on the Taw Estuary. A non digital, fragile record of entropy, materials and mark-making, mainly on paper and OS map that is made through using my body as a drawing and recording tool. 

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    Artist Statement

    I make paintings, drawings and prints that are based on walks within a place and using walking as a way to closely observe the materials and processes that give a place its unique identity. All of these tiny marks act as clues telling us how we navigate and exist within a place, the textures of the surfaces underfoot, what features will alter with the weather over time, the trace we leave behind. Coming together the work forms an alternative map of my walks, which for the last 3 years have focused on the Taw Estuary. A non digital, fragile record of entropy, materials and mark-making, mainly on paper and OS map that is made through using my body as a drawing and recording tool. 

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    CV & Education

    2019 Exhibitions

    Exhibitions 2019

    “Art and Environment’, Burton at Bideford Artist Commission, Opens 4th December https://www.burtonartgallery.co.uk/burton-at-bideford-announces-emerging-artist-commission/

    ‘A Gathering of Unasked Possibility’, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, 14th -20th November for events visit www.unaskedpossibility.art

    'Loss & Lucidity', Fabrica Braco de Prata, Lisbon, Portugal, 8th - 18th August 

    'This Woman's Work', Fringe Arts Bath, 24th May - 9th June

    'Re-Imagining Places and Landscapes through Walking Practices and Methodologies', conference panellist, EUGEO 2019 conference, Galway, Ireland, 15th - 18th May 

    'Incendiary', Lansdown Gallery, Stroud, 5th - 10th Feb

    2018 Exhibitions

    'Mapping Place', Solo Show, Contains Art, Watchet, North Somerset, Solo Show, Aug - Sept

    '1000 days in...', Two-person Show, Bath School of Art and Design Gallery, Sion Hill, July

    'Hold the Line', Solo Show, Arcade Cardiff, May - June

    'Between The Shadows and The Light', The Pound Arts, Corsham, Wiltshire, March - April

    2017 Exhibitions

    'Embodied Cartographies', Fringe Arts Bath, Walcot Chapel Gallery, Walcot Street, Bath, 26th May - 11th June 2017

    'Foundlings', Fringe Arts Bath, 8 New Bond Street, Bath, 26th May - 11th June 2017

    'Library of Pilgrimages', Space Place Practice, Trowbridge Arts Centre, 6th September - 4th November 2017

    'A Sense of Place', National Brain Appeal, The Oxo Gallery, London, 29th September - Oct 1st  2017

    Residencies 2017

    Arts in The Alps Doctoral Spring School, practice based research into 'Gestures of here & there: la fabric sensible des lieux' Site specific response to disused industrial site. June 2017 

    2016 Exhibitions

    'Walking...Landscape...Memory', Salisbury Arts Centre, Jan 4th - Feb 27th 2016

    'Imagined Landscapes', Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, Feb 6th - 12th June 2016

    2015 - 'The Box Project', University of Aberystwyth Art Gallery, March 2015

    2014 - Finding Place, Corsham, July 2014, Freud's House, London, March 2014.

    2013 - Just Passing Through, Musgrove Gallery, Taunton 2013 - Something of Place, Museum in the Park, Site Festival 2013, Stroud

    2012 - Migration, American Museum, Wiltshire 2012 - Museum Box, University West of England, Bristol 2012 - Museum Box Project, Corsham Court, Postgraduate Gallery 2012 - This is the way the world ends, Fringe Arts Bath, Bath 2011 - BV Open Studios Show, BV Studios, Bristol

    2011 - Studio 17, Spring Show, Motorcade / Flashparade Gallery, BV Gallery, Bedminster, Bristol

    2010 - Masters of Fine Art Show, Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University 2010 - Open Studios Group Show, BV Studios, Bedminster, Bristol 2010 - Segue Interim Show, Sion Hill Gallery, Bath

    Solo exhibitions 2009 - Wonderings Through Wilderness, Bath Artists Studios, Bath

    Artist talks

    2017 - Embodied Cartographies Symposium

    2017 - Bath Spa MA Research Methodologies

    2016 - Walking...Landscape...Memory, Salisbury Arts Centre

    2012 - Museum Box Symposium, UWE, Bristol

    Private collections - Bath School of Art & Design Private Art Collection , Bath Spa, Newton Park and Corsham

    Competitions,

    Prizes and awards 2013 - Black Swan Arts Open 2013, Black Swan, Frome

    2011 - The Open West, Summerfield Gallery, Pittville Studios, Cheltenham