Philippa Lawrence


Philippa Lawrence’s diverse practice embraces land and environmental art, the use of textiles in a fine art context, and the relationship between art, craft and design. Her philosophy is one of learning through making, engaging with studio practice as well as site-specific responses. Interest relates to human relationships to material, labour, land and boundaries and an increasing concern with an encroachment on wild spaces: both the public and geographic, and the private and internal.

Her work pivots on material exploration, drawing out a material’s ability to carry metaphor and speak of human experience, and in a positioning of materials to assist an understanding or an analysis of site and a re-activation of space. She is especially interested in the potential for the language of textiles to connect people to place.


Lawrence trained in Fine Art Printmaking at Norwich School of Art and the Royal College of Art. She works on site-specific projects, commissions and exhibitions. She has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally, including Japan, Canada, Iceland, Czech Republic and Australia. She is Principal Lecturer at Cardiff School of Art & Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University.