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Posted: 7th May 2012

Experiences of Ageing
Lucy Lyons

This exhibition presents drawings and objects from a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship by the London artist Lucy Lyons. Lucy uses drawing as a method for gaining understanding of unfamiliar objects and to develop greater insight into the familiar – in this case the sometimes overlooked everyday aspects of ageing. The drawing process involves being in the presence of objects and spending a significant amount of time looking at them. Lucy Lyons collected her research in large bound books which are displayed in the exhibition along with a single set of prints made specifically for this exhibition and a selection of the investigated objects.

These very sketchy, quick drawings seem to convey so much through a few lines.

I particularly was drawn to the idea that rollators are an essential and beautiful object.

I don't think that there is much beauty within mobility aides and objects to assist with everyday living. Perhaps this is another idea I would like to explore.
Aesthetic beauty in the everyday, functional objects.

17 May 2012

No Country For Old Men
by Lanzavecchia + Wai

Speaking of whcih, that's exactly something that some designers have been looking at.

Not fully sure the objects look useable or sturdy, but if you were an older person who likes Ikea; these could be the designer aids for you...

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