I watched Ai Weiwei's film 'Human Flow' the night before I was selling at the market. I couldn't comfortably sell without contributing something to this ongoing situation in the world. I decided to sell off my linocut's I made earlier in this year* and donate all profits. It's a small step but a start.
*At the beginning of the year I made a series of linocuts 'There Are Voices To Be Heard', based on drawings responding to the daily reports of the refugee crisis. Since then Brexit seems to have muffled over much of those reports. But with 65.6 million people forcibly displaced this is still a massive and vast issue.
This month I'll be sending out a free lucky dip gift with all online orders...
use the promo code FREEPOST for free postage on everything too.
Been experimenting in the print studio...over the next couple weeks I'll release small runs of a few favourites, here's the first 3 available now, inspired by my recent trip to New Zealand for the Paradox exhibition at Tauranga Art Gallery. The titles also pay homage to the musicians Fis & Rob Thorne's collaborative LP "Clear Stones" which accompanied the short film Matthew Watkins made documenting my time in Tauranga.
'Other Side' 'Clear Stones' 'Tauranga'
3 colour screen print (including metallic copper ink)
on 100% cotton 'Somerset Satin' paper, 300gsm
56 x 76 cm large with 4 deckled edges.
Limited edition of only 10 prints each.
All prints signed & numbered by the artist.
Hand printed in Birmingham 2017
UK artist Lucy McLauchlan was invited to New Zealand in April 2017 for the Paradox street art festival hosted by Tauranga Art Gallery and curated by Oi YOU! This short film by Matt Watkins documents behind the scenes of Lucy's process and environment while featuring the sounds of two unique New Zealand musicians; Fis (Oliver Peryman) & Rob Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu) with "Front Ear", a collaborative track taken from their LP "Clear Stones" released on Subtext Recordings.
Last week an extension to my previous exhibition in New Zealand opened in Nelson.
Nine new works are on show alongside the existing pieces taken from the Tauranga Museum installation.
Many thanks to OiYOU! for curating the show and to Nelson City Framers for hosting.
"Oi YOU! and Nelson City Framers are bringing a selection of works by the UK’s foremost female street artist, Lucy McLauchlan, to Nelson!
Lucy is represented by Banksy’s former manager Steve Lazarides and Banksy once said of Lucy “She draws like an angry sparrow stuck up a tree” but having seen her in action, we at Oi YOU!, feel that watching her works is more like a Russian ballerina performing Swan Lake.
After headlining in the hugely successful Paradox Street Art Festival in Tauranga, the works made specifically for that show are being made available alongside a bunch of artworks created specifically for Nelson. There will also be limited edition screen-prints available to ensure that there is something to meet all budgets."
Thank you everyone at Sorry Not Sorry Festival over the weekend - Arnaud, Dries, Albane, Gert and all of the crew. Thanks also to Jonas at Topy Copy for the Walk & Talk book he made from our trip in the Azores way back when. And as always many thanks to Matt Watkins for documenting and helping me paint.