Little Chaos, 2013
Nylon cord, cable ties, steel and paint
103 x 110 x 45cm
Photo: Mick RIchards
Lucy Irvine is a Canberra-based artist and educator, currently undertaking a practice-led PhD at the Australian National University. Her research explores emergent knowledge practices that attend to the relational and epistemological repercussions of how we map, model and make in response to, and indeed as part of, a phenomenal world. Asserting that weaving intertwines knowing with time and space; Irvine is developing spatially, temporally and materially emergent strategies to participate across art, design, architecture and geography discourses.
“Lucy Irvine’s work Little Chaos (2013) “intertwines knowing with time and space”, extending its fibrous tendrils into space, architecture and geography. Having trained as a fine artist, Irvine is increasingly incorporating more craft elements into her practice, utilising weaving techniques that stem from an armature that offers internal support to her robust yet delicate-looking structures. In her site-specific commissions, Irvine has been intrigued by the alchemical ability of large works to create new spaces for the viewer.”
– Louise Martin-Chew