Felt Cornershop installation by Lucy Sparrow
Felt Cornershop installation by Lucy Sparrow where everything is made of felt – felt chips, felt canned ravioli, felt ketchup, beer, magazines, even the cash register. This awesome little shop is open for business until August 31, open every day from 10am – 7pm : 19 Wellington Row, London. The month-long installation ‘The Cornershop’ has been visited by both local passers-by and art lovers, who can not only view the products, but can handle, buy them, participate in workshops. And these hand sewn, embroidered products are true pieces of art. British textiles artist Lucy Sparrow has embraced a role of an artist and a shop-keeper.
Lucy Sparrow had her first solo show “Imitation” in 2012 at Hoxton Gallery, London. She has attracted major paid commissions, including Urban Take-Over at Hannah’s, Seale-Hayne (Devon) in conjunction with the Victoria & Albert Museum’s touring Street Art exhibition. As the only textile artist on the urban street-art scene her work was featured alongside notable street artists such as Banksy. She has a weekly commission with Time Out London featuring felt mini-structures of iconic London buildings. She has worked on a series of participatory art projects with activist collectives, including Greenpeace and UK Tar Sands Network (work featured in UK and Canadian National press). Lucy Sparrow has lots of experience to bring to Cornershop, experience not only as an artist, but also as a curator, and of all stages from setting up, to marketing and running the exhibition.