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Sculpture (MA)

Lydia Brockless

b. 1991, High Wycombe, UK (she/her)

MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, 2021

BA (Hons) Fine Art, Leeds College of Art, 2014

Lives & works in Essex, Kent & London, UK

Exhibitions include:

PROXY (2021), Cromwell Place, London, UK; Off Trail (2021), AIR Gallery, Altrincham, UK; Estuary Festival (2021), Thames Estuary, UK; Dirty Hands and Revelations – The Great Oxygenation Event (2020), Standpoint Gallery, London, UK; These Are The Days My Friends (2019), Kupfer Projects, London, UK; Lunar Gardening (2019), Kingsgate Project Space, London, UK; The Kiss or Poison Boyfriend or Jesus’ Blood (2016-17), Intercession Gallery, Northampton/Project 78 Gallery, St. Leonard’s-On-Sea/Kingsgate Project Space, London, UK; In This Soup We Swim (2016), Kingsgate Project Space, London, UK; Uncommon Chemistry (2016), Observer Bld., Hastings, UK; Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2015), Nottingham/London, UK.

Awards & Residencies include:

This Must Be The Place micro-commission (2021), Cement Fields & Ebbsfleet Development Corporation; South Downs Wild Camp / Merz Research Trip (2021) with Millie Laing-Tate; MA Dissertation Prize (2020), Henry Moore Institute; Graduate Residency (2014), The Art House Wakefield.

Public Engagement, Participatory and Education Collaborators include:

Turner Contemporary, The Huguenot Museum, Cement Fields, Esther Collins, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, UAL Future Creatives, BackWoods, Merziety, Millie Laing-Tate, MERZ Gallery

Writing about writing, talking about talking, making rocks about rocks, printing images about images- it’s all I ever do because everyone loves a good story, right? 

It didn’t come out how I expected, but it’s what I meant.

image: (Reimagined) A Rock for an 'N' (2021)

Deep Thames // Visit Cretaceous

Commissioned by Cement Fields as part of This Must Be the Place, and supported by Ebbsfleet Development Corporation and Arts Council England.

Originally presented as part of Estuary 2021

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VISIT CRETACEOUS — digital image
Deep Thames // Visit Cretaceous
Deep Thames // Visit Cretaceous — film still
NO RECOVERY — film still
DEEP THAMES — digital image
MADE GROUND — film still
OXYGEN (2021) — Clay impression plaster cast; 38x20x1cm
OXYGEN (2021) — Clay impression plaster cast; 38x20x1cm
Going To Na-Ture (2020) — Clay impression plaster cast; 27x15x1cm
Love Letter
Grey Matter ▲ Water on Mars (2020) — Fabric dye on paper; dimensions variable, each character 14x14cm
The Great Oxygenation Event (2020) — Woodcut on newsprint; each approx A1
Containing a Night at the Pub