Hear from multi-disciplinary artist Lucy Humphrey about her practice and experiences exhibiting in one of Australia's largest public art events as she joins the panel for 'From Studio to Clifftop: insights into the artists and process behind Sculpture by the Sea'.
As an emerging designer working across the fields of art and architecture, Humphrey has recently been recognised with the University of Sydney’s Young Alumni Award for Achievement (2012), the Helen Lempriere Scholarship as emerging sculptor (2013) through Sculpture by the Sea, the QANTAS Spirit of Youth Awards Runner Up (2013), and is currently shortlisted for the 2016 Dulux Study Tour and the Lost at E Minor Young Creative Australians Award (2016).
Alongside her creative work, writing and teaching, Humphrey has been an invited speaker at leading events and institutions including the ARUP Design School, the Australian Institute of Architects (Tusculum NSW), Pecha Kucha for Sydney Art Month, the University of Sydney, the University of Technology and the 2015 AIA Australasian Student Congress.
Humphrey’s work reflects a dedicated interest in sculpture and site specific installation, and seeks to create a heightened sense of awareness and appreciation for the natural world. Through her sculptural installations, Humphrey pursues an interest in environmental art with a focus on materiality, sustainability and the creation of ephemeral works that are highly responsive to space and place.
Her installations explore bold conceptual ideas, unusual material applications and new fabrication technologies. These sculptural explorations pursue a passionate interest in the potential to celebrate nature, by incorporating kinetic or dynamic elements that respond to the surrounding environment. In this way Humphrey seeks to create intimate and highly site specific responses to the particular qualities of a chosen site, with a conceptual anchor.
In combining architectural training with art practice, her work seeks to create moving, physical and highly engaging experiences for audiences, with artworks that are deeply connected to their place.