Victoria Lucas: Where Rock & Hard Place Meet

An exciting new exhibition by Victoria Lucas has opened at Wirksworth’s Haarlem Artspace.

Exhibition poster for Where rock and hard place meet

A new site-responsive solo exhibition by Sheffield-based artist Victoria Lucas has opened at Haarlem Artspace, Wirksworth. Where Rock & Hard Place Meet will run for three consecutive weekends from 1 September – 15 September to coincide with Wirksworth Festival.

Where Rock & Hard Place Meet is presented as an installation that combines a variety of media, including video, sculpture and photography, the project has been developed during a month-long art residency at Haarlem Artspace. Reclaiming an island of physical space as a form of playful protest, the exhibition investigates culturally engrained representations of femininity using local sites and stories as a backdrop.

Victoria Lucas, Concrete Island, Mixed Media Installation, 2017 Photo: Jules Lister

The opening included large-scale projections on the outside of Haarlem Mill by The Collaborators (Kate Genever and Steve Pool). Video works by a selection of artists as well as Victoria Lucas were also shown.

Wirksworth Festival visitors will be able to see the exhibition and the open studios of Haarlem Artspace resident artists during the Art & Architecture Trail (8-9 September).

During opening weekends, the exhibition can be seen 10am – 4pm. On Saturday 15 September, 11am–1pm, there will be a special seminar with Victoria Lucas in conversation with Curator, Haarlem Artspace co-director Olivia Punnett. More details can be found on the Haarlem Artspace website.