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Artist CV

EDUCATION
2012     MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art
2010     BA Fine Art, University of East London
2002     BSc Management Sciences, UMIST

 

PRIZES & AWARDS
2018     Mother Art Prize, Mimosa House Gallery, London (Shortlist)
2018     Arts Council International Development Grant: Galería de Arte Mexicano, CDMX, Mexico
2015     Deutsche Bank trophy commission (DBACE)
2013     Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award
2012     Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprises in Art, Deutsche Bank/Royal College of Art, London
2012     Coutts / Cowley Manor Art Award, Gloucestershire (Shortlist)
2011     13th Annual Battersea Park Sculpture Award

 

PUBLIC SCULPTURE / INSTALLATION
2019      Concrete Country in Red, Art Collection, University of Warwick
2018      Concrete Country in Red, RHS Flower Show, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
2017      Pylon and Pier, Sculpture At Bermondsey Square, Vitrine, London
2013      Saturday Worship, Worcester Cathedral
2012     Concrete Country in White, Grizedale Sculpture Forest, Lake District
2012     Concrete Country in Blue, Cowley Manor, Gloucestershire
2011     Concrete Country in White, Battersea Park, London

 

EXHIBITIONS

Solo
2015      Under the Cloche or, You Always Catch Me Napkin, Collaboration with George Little, Bosse and Baum, London
2013      Saturday Worship, Worcester Cathedral
2013      Zabludowicz Invites Lucy Tomlins, Zabludowicz Collection, London
2012     Concrete Country in White, Grizedale Sculpture Forest, Lake District
2011     Concrete Country in White, Battersea Park, London

Selected Group Shows
2019      PARC Exhibition, Museo etnológico, Castellón, Spain
2019      Mother Art Prize, Mimosa House, London
2018      RHS Flower Show, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
2018      Synergia, GalerÍa de Arte Mexicano (GAM), Mexico City
2016      Use/User/Used, Zabludowicz Collection, London
2013      Lucy Tomlins & Becky Whitmore – New Works, BayArt, Cardiff
2013      RBS Bursary Award Show, the Royal British Society of Sculptors, South Kensington
2013      Objectify, High House Gallery, Oxfordshire
2012     Read Between the Lines, ITV Television Centre, Southbank, London (an Open Draw exhibition)
2012     Show RCA, School of Fine Arts, Battersea, London
2012     Cowley / Coutts Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Cowley Manor, Gloucestershire
2011     RCA Secrets, RCA, Upper Gulbenkian Gallery, Kensington Gore, London
2011     Descent into the Maelstrom, Ramsgate Summer Squall Festival, Monkey Cage Gallery, Ramsgate
2011     Mile End Selected Open, Mile End Art Pavilion, London April (an Alisn exhibition)
2011     Interim Show, Henry Moore Gallery, RCA, Kensington Gore, London
2010     BYOB, The Edinburgh Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art
2010     RCA Secrets, Upper Gulbenkian Gallery, RCA, Kensington Gore, London
2010     The Drawing Show, Howie Street project space, RCA, Battersea
2010     Nowhere Near, Ground Floor Left, Tudor Grove, Hackney
2010     Seven & Twelves, Ground Floor Left, Tudor Grove, Hackney
2009     Identity and Migration, Rich Mix Arts Centre, Tower Hamlets
2009     in/flux, 80 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London (an htap exhibition)
2009     Pattern Making for Beginners, Hackney Wicked Festival, the Red House, Hackney Wick, London (an htap exhibition)

 

ART FAIRS
2019     ZONAMACO, Mexico City (GalerÍa de Arte Mexicano (GAM))
2010     Buy Art Fair, Manchester (Dot-Art gallery)

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2019     PARC, Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre, Castellón, Spain

 

MAJOR PUBLIC / PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Art Collection, University of Warwick
Zabludowicz Collection
The Forestry Commission
Juan Antonio Pérez Simón

 

PUBLICATIONS, ARTICLES & REVIEWS
2017    Lucy Tomlins: Pylon and Pier – Review, This is Tomorrow, 4 September 2017
2017     Did He Fall or Was He Toppled? Wall Street International, 8 August 2017
2017     Lucy Tomlins’ Artwork for Vitrine’s ‘Sculpture At’ Launched Last Night in Bermondsey Square, Artattack, 31 March 2017
2017     Pylon and Pier Interview, Traction Magazine, 31 March 2017

2015     Zabludowicz Invites

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, 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

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2016     Sculpting Practice – Catching a Train on the Move, London 2015, Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre, written by Marsha Bradfield & Lucy Tomlins, Cornerhouse Publishing
2014     On Your Marks: A Nomadic Season of Events, Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre, written by Marsha Bradfield / edited by Lucy Tomlins & Marsha Bradfield
2014     ‘Both in Progress': Artichoke House and A Typology of Sculpture, Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre, written by Marsha Bradfield and Lucy Tomlins

 

OTHER
Current    Director and Producer, Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre
2018        Artist Residency, GAM, Mexico
2008/09  Producer, Hackney Transients Art Project (htap)

This is Not Just Any Food

A series of six light boxes holding photographs of tempting plates of food that include meat sculpted in stone and plasticine. These consider the falsity of advertising and how our understanding of objects become skewed by imaged representation; the meal you prepare at home never quite as good as the picture on the Marks and Spencers ad. I worked with a chef who created a menu specifically for my sculpted meat and we lived this process of falsification together by using the same preparation tricks as a food photographer to make often raw and inedible food look enticing and desirable.

Part of an investigation considering consumer urges and the manipulations employed by the food industry.

 

This Is Not Just Any Food
Duratran transparencies
in bespoke aluminium light boxes
45cm (w) x 30cm (h) x 5cm (d)
2012

Saturday Worship

Integrating the specific acoustics and distinct echo of Worcester Cathedral’s ‘whispering room’ into the composition, Saturday Worship is a site-specific, multi-channel sound sculpture, non-linear in its construction, that reflects on the human desires that draw people together to worship and the uncanny similarity to the intense feelings and emotions experienced at religious places of worship and every match-day, around the country, at these second ‘cathedrals’.

Considering the over-arching themes of euphoria, religion and the power of tribe and sparking both calmness and unease, peace and disruption, the work draws on the particularities of the physical space and histories of the Chapter House with wider social experience.

Inspired by the ritualistic singing of Psalm 23 The Lord is my Shepherd by West Bromwich Albion football fans after they score, this sound installation composes moments recorded at a premier league football match interlaced with the Worcester Cathedral boys choir, re-interpreted for this specific site and context. It juxtaposes the intense passion and beauty of choral voice in worship with the overwhelming mass euphoria and fervour of thousands of football fans themselves breaking into religious song at the scoring of a goal.

Mixed across multiple channels and speaker locations around the room, the audio creates an immersive experience that pushes and pulls the audience around the space; an activation of the physical space re-sculpted through sound.

In collaboration with composer Rob Allen and with special thanks to West Bromwich Albion Football Club and Worcester Cathedral Boys Choir.

 

Saturday Worship (11 minute multi-channel audio loop)
The Chapter House, Worcester Cathedral
2013
Photographs: Dominic Tschudin