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Sue Lawty
Born: 1954, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Sue Lawty Stone Drawings and Lead Weavings

19sl Stone Drawing: Series 0414, Sue Lawty
natural stone on gesso, 6 panels, 10.5” x 8.25” each, 2010, $7,400

20sl Woven Lead: Series 1210, Sue Lawty
lead warp and weft, hand woven and beaten, plexi, 10.5” x 8.25” each, 2010, $7,400

Sue Lawty Lead WEaving Details
Sue Lawty Lead WEaving Details

 

Sue Lawty stone work
15sl Calculus, Sue Lawty, natural stones on gesso, 78.75" x 118", 2010, $48,000
Sue Lawty stone detail
sue lawty 1sl LINE
Sue Lawty
linen, hemp, paper, cotton tape, pewter
96.75" x 12" x 1.25"
240.5 x 30.5 x 3 cm, 2005
$7,500
tapestry detail
sue lawty 7sl LEAD III
Sue Lawty
lead warp and weft,
hand woven & beaten

24" x 18" x 1.5"
2007-2012
$2,400
sue lawty 10sl
STONE CIRCLE

Sue Lawty
natural stones
on gesso

40" x 40" x 1.5"
2004
$7,000
sue lawty 10sl LEAD IV
Sue Lawty
lead warp and weft, hand woven & beaten

24" x 18" x 1.5", 2007
$2,400
sue lawty






2sl Detail TERRA
Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England (Concealed-Discovered-Re-vealed, solo exhibition, permanent collection); Bankfield Gallery and Museum, Halifax (Rock-Raffia-Linen-Lead, solo exhibition, permanent collection); Central Museum, of Textiles, ?ódzę, Poland (International Triennial of Tapestry); Bury St. Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffolk England (Arttextiles I and 2, traveling exhibitions); the Barbican Centre, London, England (Woven Image: British Contemporary Tapestry, traveling exhibition); Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum, Spokane, Washington (Tapestry: Contemporary Imagery/Ancient Tradition, traveling exhibition); British Crafts Centre, London, England (Wall Hung Textiles); Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne, Australia (Sue Lawty: A Woven Language, solo exhibition); Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK (Taking Time, traveling exhibition, catalog).Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, England (Cloth & Culture NOW, traveling exhibition, catalog); Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Ireland (Contemporary Textile Art: International Open); The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (The Fine Art of Weaving, catalog); The Haymarket Hotel, London, UK (acquisition); Leeds Museums and Galleries Collections (permanent collection); British Embassies, Jordan and Ghana (permanent collection); Stoke-on-Trent City Museum and Art Gallery, UK. Artist-in Residence: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England. Artist; Victorian Tapestry Worksop, Melbourne Australia. Research Fellow: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History; Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
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6sl Detail GRID
Statement:
‘I seek an understated restraint, balance, tension, rhythm: an essential stillness.

The work is rooted in an emotional, spiritual and physical engagement with the land, drawing on direct experiences of remote, raw, edgy landscape and specifically rock. It has been described as ‘meditative… a deeply contemplative experience’.

Constructed pieces and drawings in two and three dimensions are abstract and minimal. They explore repetition and interval; investigating territories of expression in raphia, hemp, linen, lead, stone or shadow.
                                                                                                Sue Lawty

‘…Lawty is developing links between contemporary use of unconventional materials and traditional practice… Cultural and personal narrative is concerned with the substance of things, the nature of cloth; it’s structure and feel. She is exploring ideas of individuality and universality, a single thread within a piece of cloth, or a single stone on a beach made of millions of stones. The mapping of place and space, the structure of the landscape, the sense of time…’
                                                                                                Professor Lesley Millar

Cloth and Culture NOW
January 29, 2008 - June 1, 2008

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ UK
T: 01603 593199, http://www.clothandculturenow.com

Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester
Autumn 2008 (additional venues in 2009)

sue lawty

The exhibition Cloth & Culture NOW brings together 35 artists from Estonia, Finland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania and the UK, including Agneta Hobin, Merja Winquist and Sue Lawty. Textile has played an important role in the cultural identity of these countries and each of the artists is using that textile history to investigate the importance of specific cultural identity and trans-cultural influences in their work.

Most of the selected artists have made new work for the exhibition, reflecting the social, political and utilitarian history of textile within the context of shifting experiences of culture and tradition. These works include the contemporary use of traditional techniques and materials: knit, tapestry, embroidery, felt making, plus explorations of new materials and technology, large architectural installations, performance work, video, narrative based textiles, decorative textiles.g experiences of culture and tradition. These works include the contemporary use of traditional techniques and materials: knit, tapestry, embroidery, felt making, plus explorations of new materials and technology, large architectural installations, performance work, video, narrative-based textiles, decorative textiles.

A 180-page book, Cloth and Culture NOW, has been published to accompany the exhibit. Order at http://www.clothandculturenow.com/book.html.


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