LUCY UNWIN

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Statement

 

The inspiration for my work derives from natural forms, be it organic shapes found in nature or the human figure. My steel work concentrates on the human form often portraying its physical power when it is pushed to extreme levels of exertion and flexibility, sometimes representing my own experiences within sport. When working with stone I use the natural shape of the material for guidance before releasing the form within. The physical process of working, which is often very demanding is important to me, as by combining physical and mental energy I am able to create the desired outcome.

My human figure work is currently enthused by the ‘Defining Beauty, the body in ancient Greek art’ exhibition at the British Museum in 2015. I am building a body of work exploring anatomy, drapery and the changing perception of the human figure and modern ideals of beauty.”

 

Biography

2016on form, Asthall Manor.
2016Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden.
2015Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall
2015RSMA Open Exhibition, The Mall Gallery, London
2015Summer Exhibition, Delamore Arts, Devon.
2015Permanent commission for Ellesmere College, Shropshire.
2015'Summer Exhibition' Moncrieff Bray Gallery, west Sussex.
20142 Permanent Sculptures for St Mary's School, Cambridge.
20145 Site specific sculptures commissioned for Babraham Institute, Cambridge.
2014'A celebration of Sculpture' Doddington Hall.
2014Garsington Opera House, Wormsley Estate.
2013OnForm, London. The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras.
2012Sculpture at Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire
2012Skulpturpark, Hunnebostrand, Sweden
2012'On Form' Asthall Manor, Oxfordshire
2012Glynedebourne Opera House
2012Site specific commission for Hotel Geysir, Iceland.
2011'Life' exhibition, Delfina Gallery, London.
2011Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, West Sussex.
2011Commission for Weatherspoons, 'The Swatters Car', Middlesbrough.
2011'Fresh Air 2011' Quenington, Gloucestershire.
2011'Sculpture at The Grove', London.
2009‘Shadow Casting Performance’, collaboration with John Taylor & Joel Gray, Area10, Peckham, London.
2009'Summer Exhibition', Limberhurst Art Centre, Cambridheshire.
2009The Hunter Gallery, Long Melford.
2008Collect4 Exhibition, The Empire Gallery, London.
2008The Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail, Norfolk.
2008Commission for Winchester University.
2009The Sculpture Show, Gloucestershire & Kent.

 

Lucy Unwin was born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk and grew up in East Anglia, she now works in her studio in the inspirational Cotswold countryside. Lucy studied Fine Art Sculpture at Winchester School of Art graduating in 2006 with a BA in Fine Art Sculpture. Since graduation she has continued to develop her work in both metal and stone, taking several trips to Pietrasanta, Italy to source materials and develop her stone carving skills. Lucy has sold work internationally to Europe, the USA and the Caribbean as well as being commissioned a monumental sculpture for public display in Iceland. Reputable exhibitions include Onform 2012 & 2013, Glyndebourne Opera Festival and Uddenskupltur 2012, Sweden. 

Exhibition History

2017SJE Arts, Oxford
2017Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden
1017Delamore Arts, Ivybridge.
2016on form 2016, Asthall Manor.
Summer 2016Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden.
July 2015Summer Exhibition, Delamore Arts, Devon.
2015'Summer Exhibition' Moncrieff Bray Gallery, West Sussex.
Summer 2014Garsington Opera House, Wormsley Estate.
June 2013OnForm London, The Crypt Gallery St Pancras, London.
June 2012Skulpturpark, Hunnebostrand, Sweden
August 2012Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire
June 2012'On Form' Asthall Manor, Oxfordshire
May 2012Glyndebourne Opera House
September 2011Moncieff-Bray Gallery, West Sussex.
June 2011'Fresh Air 2011', Quenington, Gloucestershire.
June 2011The Bergh apton Sculpture Trail, Norfolk.
Summer 2011'Sculpture at The Grove', The Grove Hotel, London.
September 2009‘Shadow Casting Performance’, collaboration with Professor John Taylor & Joel Gray, Area10, Peckham, London.
May 2009Limberhurst Summer Exhibition, Cambridgeshire.
Summer 2009The Sculpture Show, Gloucestershire, Kent.
May 2009The Hunter Gallery, Long Melford.
March 2009Marie Curie Cancer Charity Exhibition, Cherry Trees School, Bury St Edmunds.
October 2008'Collect4', The Empire Gallery, London.
May 2008'The Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail', Norfolk.
May 2007'Art In The Garden' summer exhibition, Harrold Hillier Garden, Hampshire.
June 2006Winchester School of Art Degree Show