Lucy Harrison is an artist based in London.


Commissions, Residencies and Projects


Lightboxes and Lettering, HLF funded project exploring the printing industry in east London (Rendezvous Projects)
Linear Park: Plot Lines, collaboration with Matter Architecture, commissioned by Waltham Forest Council in partnership with Create London as part of Making Places
Aldershot Heritage Trail; research and development working with Futurecity and Hat Trick Design
Self Build,
 exploring self-built sheds, shacks and shelters in Waltham Forest



Not A Split Second; Remembering the Docklands Bomb, collaboration with George Legg
WE (part 2), 2016-17, continuing project exploring the Warner Estate, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund & Arts Council England
Hampton Square
wall panels at Sheen Lane Centre, Mortlake, commissioned by Richmond Arts Centre at Orleans House Gallery


Social Cement, residency at Tate Modern Switch House Community Room
Artist in residence, Hackney Museum & Hackney Archives
Lea Bridge Links, funded by Waltham Forest Council
Art Cannot be Taught, commission for Borough Road Gallery


The Works, commission in Cambridge for Brookgate and Hill, managed by Commission Projects.


Good Company, part of Ilford This Way, commission for Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure
Home on High, commission for The Legacy List
W.E. (part one) first part of a project exploring the Warner Estate in Waltham Forest, in collaboration with Katherine Green.
Coxsone Sound Outernational meets SW1 Radio, collaborative event at Tate Britain


Carnaby Echoes, commissioned by Shaftesbury PLC and curated by Futurecity
A Club Collection
commissioned by the London Legacy Development Corporation as part of Forecasting North


Hostings, as part of A Million Minutes; Air Studio / Islington Council


Light Up Your Street and Mapping Your Manor, commissioned by the Olympic Delivery Authority and supported by Arts Council England
Tate Local & Pembroke House, project working with Tate Modern Regeneration & Community Partnerships at Pembroke House, Walworth
The Peninsula Papers, commission for Stream, Greenwich
Residency in Leysdown, Sheppey, commission for Art at the Centre, Swale


The Absent Collector, Crate Project Space, Margate
The Buxhall Bee, Hackney Wick, commission for Space Studios, London


Poetry Machines, Saison Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, London


The Stratford Grapevine; commission for Art on the Underground
Residency at Lokaal 01, Antwerp
Graves Gallery Youth Forum studio project, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield


Beacon Art Project, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire
Canvey Guides as part of Art U Need; an Outdoor Revolution. Public art commission on Canvey Island, Essex managed by Commissions East and curated by Bob & Roberta Smith


Residency at the former asylum on San Servolo Island, Venice
Hanging Around, wall commission for Bookartbookshop / Richard Makin as part of ‘5131N 0005W’

Selected Exhibitions

Not a Split Second, Republic, London


WE: the ex-Warner Estate in Waltham Forest, Vestry House Museum, London


Reading Room, Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, Canada


Thames Delta, Focal Point Gallery, Southend, Essex

The Tyranny of Grammar, Fishmarket Gallery, Northampton


Fourteen Interventions, Swedenborg House, London
The Absent Collector, as part of Bad Translation, Crate, Margate


Remains, ICIA, University of Bath (solo)
Micro-Pages, touring to libraries in UK
Å Reise (to travel), Galleri VOX, Bergen
Reg Perfect and the Squeegees, Portman Gallery, London
This Was Now; the Russell Herron Collection, Sartorial Contemporary Art, London
Poetry Machines, Saison Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, London (solo)
Afterwards, curated by Sharon Kivland, Mead Gallery, Warwick


Haunts, Outpost Gallery, Norwich (solo; included publication)
If You Build It They Will Come, G39, Cardiff
No Letters, Nettie Horn Gallery, London


Hope and Despair, Cell Project Space, London
O Dreamland, Greatstone, Kent; Transition Gallery / Club Shepway
Paulo Post Futurum, Museum of Breda / Lokaal 01, Breda, Netherlands
Beverli Ils; Someone Had a Real Problem, Zelle Arte Contemporanea, Palermo, Sicily


Peace Camp, Brick Lane Gallery, London
Lucy Harrison, Work 1999-2006, Michael West Gallery, Isle of Wight
Rag and Bone, Three Colts Gallery, London
Tres Riches Heures, Lokaal 01, Breda, Le BLAC, Brussels & Keith Talent Gallery, London
Deck of Cards, 39 Gallery, London


La Cheba Dei Mati (‘The Madmen’s Cage’), San Servolo island, Venice, curated by Irene Calderoni (catalogue)
After the Fact, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle (with Thomas Demand, Emma Kay, Matt O’Dell, Abigail Reynolds, Jamie Shovlin, Martin Vincent; catalogue)
For and From, Metropole Galleries, Folkestone, curated by Pete Fillingham
Carpet Slippers No Protection, George Rodger Gallery, Maidstone, Kent (publication)
Budget Bureau for Language and Applications, Centre d’art Contemporain, Geneva


Pilot, Limehouse Town Hall, London
Family Sagas, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
13th International Print Triennial, Tallinn, Estonia (catalogue)
Handluggage, K3 Project Space, Zurich


Please Take One, 39, London
A Reader, DomoBaal Contemporary Art, London (inc publication)


x mistakes y for z, Rotermann Salt Storage Exhibition Hall, Tallinn, Estonia, and Kilpkonna Gallery, Viljandi, Estonia (catalogue, newspaper)
Lightbox, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury (CD-ROM catalogue)


Never Look Here, Foyles Bookshop Gallery, London (with Christiane Baumgartner & Marilene Oliver)
Index, Stoke Newington Library, London
A Matter Of, curated by Les Buckingham, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
The Value of Straight Thinking, Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast
More Jets to More Places, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast


New Contemporaries 2000, Milton Keynes Gallery, Cornerhouse, Manchester, Inverleith House, Edinburgh (catalogue)
Fathom, The Study Gallery, Poole, Dorset
North East Open, Waygood Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
Anxious Words, curated by Sharon Kivland, Waterstones, Piccadilly
The Poster Show, Cabinet Gallery, London / Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York


Limit Less, curated by Matthew Higgs, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Panoramic, Eagle Gallery, London
A Disturbance of Memory on the Acropolis, curated by Sharon Kivland, Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research, London


A to Z, curated by Matthew Higgs, The Approach, London
Forest, The Bull & Last, London (co-curated with Bob Matthews)
Pretty Vacant, Artezium, Luton
What Difference Does it Make?, Cambridge Darkroom Gallery
Dryll / Pistol, G39, Cardiff




Visiting Lecturer, BA Fine Art (3D), Central St Martin’s


Visiting Lecturer, University of Bedfordshire


Visiting Lecturer, Middlesex University
Visiting Lecturer, MA Fine Art, Estonian Art Academy, Tallinn


Senior Lecturer in Fine Art (Print & Digital Media) at University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury (formerly KIAD).

Visiting lecturing including: Central St Martin’s, Royal College of Art (Printmaking), Camberwell College of Art MA, Ruskin College Oxford, Winchester College of Art, Sheffield Hallam University, Sunderland University, Northumbria University.