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Illumini Event 2012 Illumini will take you on a journey of Victorian hauntings, explore the dark side of a city long forgotten. Take torch light tours beneath the haunted streets of the city
Lucy Sparrow is a textile artist based in Bath.
Her biggest work to date has been 'The Bakerloo Tapestry' which is an enormous fabric tube map, painstakingly embroidered with the names of all 270 stations.
She has exhibited in both Brighton and London with Prescription Art and Guerilla Zoo and continues to work on her practice in a one woman mission to convert the world into a fluffier place.
As well as taking part in many group shows in 2011, 2012 is the year of Lucy Sparrow's first solo show. Since the previous Illumini Event in 2010, she has exhibited all over London and curated her first show in Manchester. Below is a list of exhibitions that she has been involved in.
'Imitation Show', Hoxton, April 2012
‘Dark Satanic Mills', Greater Manchester, December 2011
Urban Group Show at The Muse 269 Portobello Road , September 2011
‘InsideOut & Vice Versa', Notting Hill , August 2011
‘Whitecross Street Party', East London , July 2011
‘Factory Project', Red Bull Studios, West London Art Factory & Graffik Gallery, London Bridge-July 2011
‘Modern Panic', The Old Abattoir, Clerkenwell-June 2011
‘Art Invasion' London West Bank - April 2011
‘Get Rolling' West London Art Factory- April 2011
‘Art and Escape', King's Cross-September 2010
Illumini Event 2010 ‘Secret Subterranean London', Shoreditch -September 2010
Resistance Gallery, Bethnal Green -September 2010
Guerilla Zoo Panic Exhibition, The Old Abattoir, Clerkenwell -November 2009
Prescription Art, Brighton Festival -July 2009
Elementree Studios, Brighton Festival-May 2009
Ever since she fell hard for the tiny yet detailed cans of oysters and green beans that populated the kitchen in her sister's dollshouse Lucy Sparrow has been fascinated with unusually sized everyday objects and packaging. Picking up coloured chalks and papier maiche in her early years, she quickly moved on after discovering her destined medium, felt. The scissors, needles and ideas flew almost faster than her fingers could keep up and soon the world possessed a giant Gameboy and a life size felt AK47.
Looking to subvert the harmful and celebrate the anthropomorphism of the every day in soft sculpture, Lucy's work has found critical acclaim in the underground art scene, having exhibited with some of the best known street artists in the UK. As well having sold art extensively through-out London and Brighton Lucy has also steadily under taken more and more commission work for clients such as Tesco, private collectors and galleries.
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Above images copyright of Lucy Sparrow 2012