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Inspired by Elizabethan riffs, cuffs and lace, Laura Marsden creates sculptural works from waste plastic bags, aiming to change the way we view waste products. She transforms them them into contemporary works, using traditional stitch techniques.

Marsden’s work explores themes such as traditional ‘women’s work’; challenging this view using various stitch techniques to comment on current affairs and global concerns. The artist’s work also often confronts the stigma surrounding mental health issues and medication, using delicate materials to express the fragility of these concerns.

Laura Marsden

Following a BA and MA in Textile Design, at Chelsea College of Art, Laura Marsden exhibited at several shows including Origin, the Contemporary Craft Fair and Made Brighton amongst others.

Marsden has exhibited Internationally, such as The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney for a large contemporary lace exhibition. The Victoria and Albert Museum, London purchased two Eternal Lace 21st Century Ruffs for their permanent Contemporary Collection.

She has completed numerous private commissions and was recently selected to become a member of S.E.W, who promote stitched works as fine art, a view which she is passionate about. Marsden was a finalist in the prestigious Hand & Lock Prize in 2018.

 

www.lauramarsdenlace.com

Instagram: @ lamarsdenlace / Twitter: @LauraAMarsden

Hertfordshire Open 2020

This artwork was selected for the first Hertfordshire Open Exhibition. The exhibition online galleries are hosted between www.uharts.co.uk and www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk and will be launched in stages throughout April 2020.

Over 180 artists with links to Hertfordshire submitted their work to be part of the inaugural exhibition. Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the exhibition features 80 stunning works by the 50 selected artists, creating an exciting mix of work by established artists alongside emerging talent and first-time exhibitors.

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