Constance Howard Gallery & Textile Archive
Monday, December 2, 2019
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Deptford Town Hall Goldsmiths University London
Constance Howard Textile Archive, Goldsmiths University London

ress Release: Forthcoming exhibition

Bummock: The Lace Archive

Exhibition: 15 November – 16 January, Monday – Friday 11am-5pm

Constance Howard Gallery

The Bummock is the large part of an iceberg hidden beneath the surface of the sea. The exhibition at the Constance Howard Gallery is the result of a residency that researched unseen parts of the Lace Archive, Nottingham as catalysts for the creation of new artworks. The aim of the wider project, led by artists Danica Maier and Andrew Bracey, was to create artistic responses to unseen or undervalued parts of archives to generate new readings, knowledge and artworks.

Artists Bracey, Maier and Lucy Renton spent two and half years rummaging, exploring and making. Artworks were created as a response to the Lace Archive and will now be shown alongside objects selected by the artists from the Goldsmiths Textiles Collection in a third iteration of this touring exhibition. Their rummage of the Goldsmiths Textile Collection was directed by the parameters of their artistic practices developed during their residency at the Lace Archive.

Andrew Bracey is an artist based in Waddington. His practice hovers on the fringes of painting, as it crosses over and expands into installation, curation, sculpture, drawing and animation. Solo exhibitions include Isherwood Gallery, Wigan; Usher Gallery, Lincoln; Nottingham Castle; Manchester Art Gallery; Transition Gallery, London and firstsite, Colchester. He is Programme Leader of MA Fine Art at The University of Lincoln.

Danica Maier is an American born artist currently living and working in Lincolnshire, UK. Her practice uses site-specific installation, drawing and objects to explore expectations, with subtle slippages which transgress propriety. She is also part of artists’ group Returns, which explores the post-industrial landscape, manufacturing and craft skills. Focusing on shared interests in disrupted repetition, the glitch and line, with composer Dr. Martin Scheuregger, Maier is exploring and rendering as music, technical lace diagrams in Score: Mechanical Asynchronicity.

Lucy Renton is a London based artist who has exhibited widely, in Europe, UK and beyond, working in a range of modes and media including sound, performance, film, video and more recently sculptural installation. Member of research faculties at the Universities of East London and of Kingston, she co-curated artist residency and symposium ‘inside inside’ as part of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennale in 2016, and was recently awarded a Doctorate in Fine Art for her research title ‘Decoration Reframed’.

Martin Scheuregger received a PhD in Music from the University of York in 2015. He is a Lecturer in Music at the University of Lincoln and Artistic Director of contemporary music group Dark Inventions. In recent years Martin’s music has been performed in the UK and internationally by CHROMA, Orkest de Ereprijs, Dark Inventions, Kreutzer Quartet, The 24, Richard Casey, Stef Conner, Chimera Ensemble, University of York Chamber Orchestra, and others.

Talking Textiles, Friday 22nd November, 2019, 4-5pm:

Artists Lucy Renton, Danica Maier and Andrew Bracey will discuss their project, Bummock: The Lace Archive, giving a unique insight into the connections of it to items selected from the Constance Howard collection.

Public Opening, Friday 22nd November, 2019, 5-8pm:

The public opening of the exhibition will feature a live performance by clarinetist, Jonathan Sage, of Score: Mechanical Asynchronicity by Maier and Scheuregger.

On the night Bummock: The Lace Archive publication will available to purchase for a special discounted price. It features essays by Pennina Barnett, Fiona Curran, Janis Jefferies, Sian Vaughan and interviews with the artists.



Constance Howard Gallery

& Goldsmiths Textile Collection

Deptford Town Hall

New Cross

SE14 6AP




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