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Lucy Tomlins BSc, BA, MA

Selected artist profile information for this contemporary British Sculptor
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Sculptor Lucy Tomlins BSc, BA, MA
Lucy Tomlins

About Lucy Tomlins

Lucy Tomlins is interested in the metaphors inherent in material and form, and those generated by the juxtaposition of multiple elements within an environment. How, through careful placement can you construct narratives not readily available in the individual components, emphasise a specific viewpoint and/or encourage different ways of looking at the world? Dealing with issues in an abstruse way with a non-prescriptive level of narrative; work is offered to the viewer as an alternative entry point to sociological debate.

Exhibition History of Lucy Tomlins

Selected Group Shows:
- Under the Cloche or, You Always Catch Me Napkin, Collaboration with George Little, Bosse and Baum, London 2015
- ‘Feed me, Feed me’, (two person show with George Little) ; postponed – new location/date tbc
- ‘Lucy Tomlins and Becky Whitmore – new works’, BayArt, Cardiff; Sept – Oct 2013
– RBS Bursary Awards 2013, South Kensington, London, Sept – Oct 2013
- ‘Objectify’, High House Gallery, Oxfordshire, Jun – Sept 2013
– ITV Television Centre, Southbank, London; ‘Read between the lines’, an Open Draw exhibition; 3 August – 21 September
– Royal College of Art MA show; June 2012
– Cowley / Coutts Sculpture Exhibition, Cowley Manor, Gloucestershire, May – September 2012
– Royal College of Art, Kensington; ‘RCA Secrets’, November 2011
– Ramsgate Summer Squall Festival; ‘Descent into the maelstrom’, Monkey Cage Gallery, Ramsgate, August 2011
– Mile End Art Pavilion, London; ‘Mile End Open’, April 2011, curated by Alisn
– The Edinburgh Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art; ‘BYOB’; February 2010
– Royal College of Art Interim Show, The Upper Gulbenkian Gallery, South Kensington, London; May 2011
– Royal College of Art, Kensington; ‘RCA Secrets’, November 2010
– Howie Street project space, RCA, Battersea; ‘The drawing show’; October 2010
– Ground Floor Left, Tudor Grove, Hackney; ‘Nowhere Near’; October 2010
– Ground Floor Left, Tudor Grove, Hackney; ‘Seven and Twelves’; April 2010
– Rich Mix Arts Centre, Tower Hamlets; ‘Identity and Migration’;November 2009
– 80 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London; ‘in/flux’;September 2009
– Hackney Wicked Festival, the Red House, Hackney Wick; ‘Pattern making for beginners’; 1 August 2009
- AVA Gallery, University of East London, June 2008
- Trinity Buoy Wharf, East London, March 2008
- Transparency and solidity, December 2007 - The Rag Factory, Heneage St. (off Brick Lane), London
- Cafe Gallery, Southwark Park, November - December 2007
- AVA Gallery, University of East London, June 2007
- Trinity Buoy Wharf, East London, February 2007
- `Heresy`, December 2006 - Temporary exhibition space on Essex Road, Islington
- Cafe Gallery, Southwark Park, November - December 2006
- AVA Gallery, University of East London, June 2006
- Trinity Buoy Wharf, East London, 2006.

Biography / CV of Lucy Tomlins

An artist and experienced design consultant with responsibilities as brand guardian; art director of photography, video and print-marketing; print production managerment; and in-house photographer.

2008/09 Producer, Hackney Transients Art Project (htap)
Current Director and Producer, Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre

Artist Statement of Lucy Tomlins

My practice places equal importance on process, aesthetic and concept. I believe these are inherently linked. A found object or a happy accident is not enough. Either can be an element that makes up part of the whole, it can inform or inspire, but each must be further developed - an element of skill is essential when producing a great piece of art.

A number of dichotomies play out in my work. I allow materials to inform and guide my work to some degree, whilst at other times I seek to control materials, manipulating them to my desired ends. There is a constant battle for control between myself and the material, producing both planned and unexpected results.

My works takes a long time to develop. I believe a lengthy development process allows for greater understanding of the many facets of that which you are producing. There is an important manual hand-making element - be that carving into plaster or shaping in metal - within my work. Repetition is inherent in my work and there are often casting processes involved. Once the mould is created, the automated nature of the process frees the mind to conceptualise around the work, challenging its validity and offering up further development.

Awards and Prizes of Lucy Tomlins

Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award; 2013
Recipient of the Deutsche Bank Creative Enterprises 2012 Award in Art, Deutsche Bank/Royal College of Art, London
Shortlisted for the Coutts Cowley Manor Arts Award, Cowley Manor, Gloucestershire; 2012
Winner of the 13th Annual Battersea Park Sculpture Award; the Friends of Battersea Park/Royal College of Art; 2011

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Lucy Tomlins

Zabludowicz Collection
various private collections

Qualifications / Education of Lucy Tomlins

MA Sculpture; Royal College of Art; 2010 – 2012
BA Fine Art (p/t) ; the University of East London; 2005-2010
BSc Management Sciences - 2.1; UMIST (now part of Manchester University) ; 1999-2002

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Lucy Tomlins

2015 Art as Food, Food as Art: Lucy Tomlins and George Little, Imogen Greenhalgh for Sleek magazine
2013 Interview with Lucy Tomlins for Zabludowicz Collection Invites, Ellen Mara De Watcher
2013 Ten Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award Winners 2013, Momardi
2013 The 10 Best Places to See Garden Sculpture this Summer, The Telegraph
2013 RBS Bursary Show Catalogue, Royal British Society of Sculptors
2013 Selected for the Catlin Guide 2013, a book of promising recent UK arts graduates
2012 Cream of the Crop, Blouin Art Info
2012 Artslant
2012 Temperate Tastebuds, Critical writing by David Anfam
2012 Introducing RCA graduate: Lucy Tomlins, Happy Famous Artists
2011 Artchronika (text by Valerij Ledenev), December 2011 / January-February 2010, #10, Russia, Moscow-based, text by Valerij Ledenev
2011 Giant Sculpture Unveiled in Battersea Park, Wandsworth Guardian
2011 Giant Sculpture Unveiled in Battersea Park, This is Local London

2014 On Your Marks: A Nomadic Season of Events, written by Marsha Bradfield / edited by Lucy Tomlins&Marsha Bradfield
2014 ‘Both in Progress`: Artichoke House and A Typology of Sculpture, written by Marsha Bradfield and Lucy Tomlins

Price Range of Work

Lucy Tomlins's work has a price range of around £959

Mediums utilised

Lucy Tomlins's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Lucy Tomlins's work is found in the following categories on site:
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Abstract Modern Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary
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