Lucy Harvey

My art practice is research led and often use objects, materials and process to explore the documentation of the human condition in material culture and place. I appropriate the language and practice of social sciences and museum studies in order to create sculpture, installation and public activity which explore the function of collection and heritage.

I work from, and co-direct Paradise Works, Salford, and teach Critical & Contextual Studies at Salford University School of Arts & Media. In 2018 I was selected for the Castlefield Gallery & a-n Artists’ International Delegation 2018 to Budapest and to programme a-n’s Assembly Salford, a day event exploring the ways in which artist-led activity might adapt to retain their presence in rapidly expanding urban centres. In 2016 I coordinated and curated the Place + Production programme for Rogue Artists’ Studios which marked the group’s final year at Crusader Mill.

Previous artist commissions and residencies include Trust New Art, Canal & Rivers Trust, 42nd Street Manchester, Castlefield Gallery & New Art Gallery Walsall. My work was acquired for the permanent collection at MIMA in 2010.