Lucy Wayman: Clovehitch, until 2021

Lucy Wayman has been commissioned to create a new public sculpture for the cycle path close to Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Wayman’s practice makes use of craft techniques, such as weaving, knotting and macramé, but at scale and with a dynamism that surprises. The work, created from marine rope, follows Wayman’s interest in the industrial and historic uses of rope, connecting ideas of system, control and release. Her approach to making mirrors the repetitive, industrial processes that originally produced the materials, but produces objects that are recognisable from the domestic realm. Her work revolves around material constraints, contrasts, and forms. The project will be accompanied by a number of events.

This is her first major outdoor commission and is supported by ESW’s partner Sustrans, through their ArtRoots programme.

Read an interview with Lucy Wayman here.

Lucy Wayman was selected for this commission from an open call to all of ESW’s members. Wayman has had a Graduate Studio at ESW since 2017 and has also been part of ESW Technical Academy since 2018, a year long training scheme for artists who want to gain experience as workshop technicians.           

Joanna Peace was commissioned  by ESW as part of EAF’s Art Late on 15 August 2019, to  respond to Lucy Wayman’s Clovehitch. A type-set version of Make and Model, 2019 is available to download here.


Sculpture Saturdays – Lucy Wayman

Saturday 10 & 17 August, 12 – 4pm

Tickets: £1, no need to book, just turn up.

Art Late – Leith

Thursday 15 August, 5.30-10pm

Tickets: £10 (£8 concs), book on EAF Website

Organised by Edinburgh Art Festival, this evening begins with an exploration of the exhibitions at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, before continuing on to Travelling Gallery, and finishing with a reading by Joanna Peace in response to Clovehitch. (Art Late events are taking place on 1, 8, 15 and 22 August – see EAF Website).

Find out about our Exhibition Tours and Sculpture Saturdays throughout Edinburgh Art Festival.

Image: Lucy Wayman ‘Undulating’, 2017, mop heads, metal and rope, courtesy of the artist.

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