Judith Brocklehurst is a sculptor, writer and researcher. Her practice is mutable. It changes to interact with the social circumstance she finds herself in. She often takes her lead from the place or situation in which the work is made, who she is making work with, where it will be seen and what materials are used.
The unwritten rules that the site and materials and processes suggest are used set parameters in which something unforeseen might happen. Working in different situations such as Great Ormond Street Hospital, the British Library, with schools and community groups in galleries and higher education, has led to an array of sculptural, working methods which explore areas of interest such as sound, rhythm, place, collaboration. Her practice centres on the performative aspect of making rather than the pursuit of an end result.
Judith has recently completed her practice-related PhD at UCL. As part of this research into contested public urban and virtual places she has presented papers at conferences in Taiwan and Cyprus and written a chapter for ‘The companion to Modern Art’.