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Philippa Lawrence

Philippa Lawrence

Philippa Lawrence, from the series 'Out of Site: studio' (2018)

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Philippa Lawrence’s practice embraces land and environmental art, the use of textiles in a fine art context, and the relationship between art, craft and design. Her philosophy is one of learning through making, engaging with studio practice as well as site-specific responses. Interest relates to human relationships to material, labour, land and boundaries and an increasing concern with an encroachment on wild spaces: both the public and geographic, and the private and internal.

Her work pivots on material exploration, drawing out a material’s ability to carry metaphor and speak of human experience, and in a positioning of materials to assist an understanding or an analysis of site and a re-activation of space. She is especially interested in the potential for the language of textiles to connect people to place.

Lawrence was awarded funding from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2016 to research threatened craft industries. Her work has been presented in Japan, Czech Republic, Australia, Canada, USA and Singapore, and exhibited in significant international Textile Art exhibitions, most notably Cloth & Memory {2} at Salts Mill, Saltaire (2013).

She is currently developing work for exhibition at Hestercombe House Gallery, November 2018.

She is Principal Lecturer at Cardiff School of Art & Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University.

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