Bummock: The Lace Archive

24 January - 16 February 2019, 00:00
Cambridge campus

Display of various lace artworks

Private view: 5pm, Thursday 31 January 

The Bummock is the large part of an iceberg hidden beneath the surface of the sea. The exhibition is the result of a residency that researched unseen parts of the Lace Archive as catalysts for the creation of new artworks.

Three artists, Andrew Bracey, Danica Maier and Lucy Renton spent two and half years rummaging, exploring and making. The artworks created will be shown alongside images of the archival material that was used as the starting point for the artists’ research.

This exhibition forms part of a larger project Bummock: New Artistic Responses to Unseen Parts of the Archive. The aim is to create artistic responses to unseen or undervalued parts of archives to generate new readings, knowledge and artworks. Many stored items and documents are collected but remain unseen or uncatalogued; often only the important elements of archives and collections are made public. The artists also seek to develop alternative methods for researchers to access archives.

Event Details

24 January - 16 February 2019, 00:00
Cambridge campus
Ruskin Gallery
Free to attend