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Image shows a cropped section of artwork by Felicity Warbrick

Felicity Warbrick

Part of the New Light Prize Exhibition 2020

Felicity Warbrick’s recent work is principally about revealing what civilisations leave behind – the handmade 'traces' of everyday human existence. It's about a focus on the utilitarian beauty of pre-industrial, indigenous objects whether they're useful, such as a pair of shoes, a Scottish creel or woven hurdle, or purely decorative, like the Etruscan heads. She loves the fact that each object has its own story and has been made by human hands for a specific purpose. Where previously her drawings have concentrated on the exteriors of vernacular buildings, these drawings find her stepping inside, entering stage-like spaces in which objects are the protagonists.

Felicity studied at Chelsea College of Art and was an exhibitor in the Jerwood Drawing Prize (2011), Wells Art Contemporary (2018) and the RA summer show (2016 and 2019). She has shown with GBS Fine Art London, Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh, the Cat Street Gallery in Hong Kong, Waterhouse & Dodd in London and Oriel Davies Newtown.