'UNFOLD' by Lucy

'Three Gilded Sides of Losiny Ostrov' Acrylic and copper leaf on linen, 180x180cm.  Moscow Biennale 2018 © Lucy McLauchlan

'Three Gilded Sides of Losiny Ostrov' Acrylic and copper leaf on linen, 180x180cm.

Moscow Biennale 2018 © Lucy McLauchlan



Opening Friday 7th June, 6 - 11 pm

Until 15th June at Centrala
Minerva Works, Digbeth, Birmingham.

A collection of canvas and paper works,

painted in and across woodlands, waterways and wastelands.

National Losinyy Ostrov Forest, Moscow.  Photo ©  Matthew Watkins

National Losinyy Ostrov Forest, Moscow.

Photo © Matthew Watkins

Related events:

‘UNFOLD - Artist’s walk through’

Centrala, 2pm Saturday 8th and 15th June.

Lucy will walk through the show recounting her experiences and stories behind each piece. Tickets are not required for these events however booking is recommended. Entry to the exhibition is free.

'Junction Graffiti Weekender' - films & walks.

Digbeth 8th and 9th June.

Films running each day 1-5pm at The Ruin, Digbeth;

including Lucy’s award winning 'New Zealand' film by Matthew Watkins.

Guided graffiti walk along the Digbeth Grand Union Canal where Lucy’s murals trail the route.

‘Wonder - Where Reality And Imaginary Collide’

The Herbert Museum & Art Gallery, Coventry.

29 June – 15 September

Seven remarkable artists (with new site responsive works from Lucy McLauchlan) have been united to take you on a journey to enchanting new worlds, one of unexpected environments, and dreamlike realities.

UNFOLD Exhibition by Lucy

Photo © Jenny Moore

Photo © Jenny Moore


Collection of paper and canvas works brought together for the first time.
Opens 6pm Friday 7th June at Centrala in Birmingham.
Closing 15th June, open all week (except Monday)

(Please email for invitation to the private view or for sales catalogue)

A momentary look inside the artist’s current practice,
an extension from her murals into a more documentational form on paper, canvas and wood.

Sharing a common theme, each piece evolved from painting on site in different locations from Moscow to Bordesley. These works have grown from Lucy’s background in mural painting, relating directly through the very physical act of painting outside on site, dealing with varied surfaces and unknown external factors while considering it’s final ephemerality. All of which has intrinsically led her to capture these permanent manifestations.

Minerva Works
158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth
Birmingham B5 5RT

Photo © Matthew Watkins

Photo © Matthew Watkins

'Stadio Superficie No.1’ by Lucy


This is the local stadium in Grottaglie, Southern Italy. A past surface I've painted murals on that have since faded away. During my last visit I wrapped sections in paper, to take a more permanent record to print with.

A video below shows the whole process printing in Puglia with Studio Cromie.

'Stadio Superficie No.1’
New collection of mono-prints out now
each print unique, 1/1
70 x 100 cm
neon inks on heavy weight paper.

Available to buy from Studio Cromie

Mono-Print Diptych Release by Lucy


A new collection of mono-prints are to be released this week in the online shop with a pop-up show opening Thursday 14th Feb at The Framers Birmingham. These screen-prints are just a short run, each unique and come as a pair.

Mono-Print Diptych Release:

30 x 40cm mounted, signed and numbered

Individual prints 12 x 17cm, stamped and dated on the reverse

4 colour, hand-pulled screen print

on acid free 270gsm paper


(Head to the shop now)

As with all of Lucy’s screen-prints these too are hand-pulled, allowing Lucy to spontaneously position each layer and colour choice to produce an intuitively driven collection reflecting her mural painting process.

This technical experimentation combines multiple layers utilising mat inks against gloss inks, with fluorescent reds and metallic coppers creating a more textural set of mono-prints.

Contemporary Art Collection Acquisition by Lucy


Lucy is proud to announce that her EDP installation has recently been acquired by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for their permanent Contemporary Art Collection. The work dates back to her first solo show, shown at Lazarides Gallery Greek St, London. Driven by her speech impediment ‘Expressive Deviant Phonology’ and her battle to communicate, this installation challenged the artist to a more direct form of communication; one between brush and instrument as she spontaneously painted an entire room whilst musicians played within the space. This interaction saw both music and artwork develop and change as the conversation continued throughout the night with exchanges of sounds and gestural mark making.

Lucy’s work is held in many private and public collections. Including permanent collections of the V&A Museum London, the British Government’s Art Collection Rome, Urban Nation Museum Berlin, State Centre of Contemporary Art Moscow and Soho House Collections in the UK and West Hollywood.

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair by Lucy

Was a pleasure to be showing new work at the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair with Atelier Ji.

We printed a new 5 layer screen print at the fair which will soon be available on my shop and through Atelier Ji.

‘Remains’ 42 x 42cm on Somerset 300 gsm, edition of 30.

For this print I went back to what I regularly see and look for…

Remains - the faded abstractions of colour and texture found on walls before I climb up a ladder armed with my brushes and paint. Within my murals I leave these sections to reveal the wall's past history, adding to it’s story.