Lucy McMullen Graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1997 with a BA(Hons) in Embroidered and Woven Textiles. With her specialism in Woven structures McMullen developed three-dimensional and sculptural fabrics into products such as lighting and wall panels. By incorporating a wide variety of materials such as mirror, glass, metals and plastics she produce innovative, multi disciplinary work. As recognition of this McMullen received the Bram Stoker Medal for the Best Imaginative Work of the Year and The Incorporation of Weavers Glasgow Prize for Innovation. She was also selected to produce a commission for the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Her initial career achieved a diverse range of experience from private and corporate commissions, freelance design for companies such as habitat, costume design, visual merchandising and contributed regularly to exhibitions cutrated by Lapland a Glasgow based company exploring the boundary between Art and Design.
In 2005 McMullen graduated from The Royal College of Art with a Masters in Constructed Textiles. As a student McMullen was sponsored by an interior design company George Spencer to work in Guatemala producing a range of interior fabrics for their collection. She also worked on multi-disciplinary projects with vehicle design for Fiat and industrial design developing tactile responsive fabrics.
In 2005 McMullen was selected to become a Fellow at the Ann Sutton Foundation, a weave design research centre in Sussex. Here she produced “Maelstrom” commissioned by the architectural company DGEW as part of London School of Economics and Political Science project BOX, which brought together art and science.
This wealth of experience has lead to her current position as Lecturer in Textile Art and Textile Design, specialising in Print and Weave within the Textile Art, Design and Fashion course. McMullen also continues her own practice; regularly contributing to exhibitions, such as the RDS, Warp and Weft, recently Beauty is the First Test at R Space in Lisburn devising an education programme to complement the exhibition. McMullen has also worked within the Emmy award winning costume design department for Game of thrones.