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Lucy Andrews, Artist in Residence 2019

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Artist Statement: Lucy Andrews makes sculptures, installations and architectural interventions. She combines natural and industrial materials to form dynamic, unstable  arrangements in which  time-based processes are alluded to.
She works with water, dust, soot, industrial waste, spider silk, rocks, and molten plastic, addressing  the provenance and longevity of these  materials and probing their fundamental nature as well as the concept of nature itself.

The work communicates  a sense of critical mass and contingency through  forms that are fluid, amorphous and yielding, revealing  the agency of  'matter  out of place' in both  human and non-human systems. Recently she has been working on constructed ecosystems in which  plant-based and plastic components interact with each other.

Biography: Lucy Andrews was born in Stoke-on-Trent, U.K. in 1978 and studied Sculpture and Art History at NCAD, Dublin. In 2016 she completed a masters degree in Fine Art at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. She has exhibited extensively within Ireland at Project Arts Centre, IMMA, Rua Red, Limerick City Gallery and Taylor Gallery, and also at Le Plafond, Amsterdam and 1646, The Hague. In 2018 she attended the residency programme of the Bemis Centre for Contemporary Arts, Nebraska, USA. She is the recipient of various awards including the Temple Bar Gallery and Studios Graduate Award (2012) the Dublin City Council Arts Bursary, (2014) and the Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Bursary (2018).