Lydia Brockless

Lydia Brockless is an artist originally from High Wycombe, and who lived in Gravesend between 2014 and 2021. She studied at Leeds College of Art and the Royal College of Art, and her work spans a variation of media and materials. She is interested in the materials of planet Earth, their movements, and the forces behind them. She makes work about the mysteries of time and change, and likes to observe and interpret relationships between the complicated spaces of our inner worlds, and the complicated spaces outside ourselves. 

Lydia won the Henry Moore Institute Dissertation Prize in 2020, and in 2021 was awarded a micro-commission as part of Cement Fields’ project ‘This Must Be The Place’, which resulted in a short film presentation as part of Estuary 2021 festival. She has exhibited her work in group shows across the UK since 2014.

Lydia now lives in Northumberland, where she is developing a project entitled Field Shelter; the Field Shelter is a derelict stable situated in a field next to Hadrian’s Wall, which is being restored and converted into a making/learning/doing/being space. Its aim is to welcome visiting artists, tourists and local people to engage with creativity and the landscape in new and different ways.