School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
Dr Lucy Woollett also known as Lady Lucy - makes paintings, drawings and moving image. Her work is strongly informed by her interest in the social function and value of her activities as an artist and more specifically as a painter. She seeks to find meaning and political application in the process of painting and draws on the art historical lineages of collaborative art practice and portraiture. She is currently undertaking a residency at the Royal Marsden Hospital. She is a co-founder of The Drawing Exchange events with Kayle Brandon. Past projects and exhibitions include CPortraits For Services, Gifts and Favours, Museum of London (2017), Shrine to Dissent, Day of The Dead Festival, Bargehouse, London (2014), The Whitechapel Gallery Staff Portrait Studio (2011) and Volunteers, Festival of Britain Southbank Centre (2011). Lucy completed her practice-based PhD at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton in 2022 with her doctoral project The Value of Portraiture, Painting as a Socially Engaged Practice. The research investigates how the process of portrait-making can function as a socially engaged practice, and ideas around art as gift, as means of exchange and the use value of art.
2016 - 2022 PhD Practice based Fine Art Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton
2008 MA Fine Art Chelsea, College of Art and Design
1993 - 1996 BA Fine Art Printmaking Exeter College of Art and Design, University of Plymouth
1992 - 1993 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Maidstone School of Art, Kent Institute of Art and Design
Lucy is an Associate Lecturer on BA Fine Art in the academic year 21/22 teaching into studio / placement and and critical studies modules.