Lucy Gunning has been commissioned to make new work for The Bower and its location within Brunswick Park. Over the summer she has been observing the park as a space designated for urban nature and pastime and its human and non human occupants; becoming an occupant herself. She has also been engaging with the wider social and political contexts of the building and the area, responding to what isn’t there as well as what is. Gunning has developed an installation for the particular context of the gallery, including occasional live interventions which will coexist with life in the park.
Lucy Gunning’s practice is an encounter with space, the intangible and the present moment. She makes installations that juxtapose elements and stages live events that have a prosaic relation to the performative, and is also involved in ongoing collaborative practice. Recent exhibitions include: [these roarers] Whitstable Biennale 2018 with Bernice Donszelmann and Helen Robertson. ‘Plan Un-plan’, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich University, 2017. ‘Against Landscape’, Reid Gallery, Glasgow school of Art, 2017. ‘Architecture as Metaphor’, Griffin Gallery, London, 2017. Residencies include the Kenneth Armitage Foundation 2012-14, The Wordsworth Trust 2007, The British School in Rome 2001, and she received The Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists in 2001. She is a Senior Lecturer at Chelsea College of Art, and the 2018-19 recipient of the Lorne Trust Scholarship. Her work 'The Horse Impressionists', 1994, is part of the group exhibition Knock Knock at the South London Gallery from 22 Sep - 18 Nov 2018. She is represented by Matt’s Gallery, London.