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The Art Conference


The Art Conference 2016

Thank you to TAC01 for inviting me to participate and to all those who listened to me ramble on,

it was an inspiring weekend.

“The Art Conference supported by IWSC, launched in London Bridge on July 23- 24 and welcomed leaders from the worlds of art, technology and culture.
Showcasing 18 international keynote speakers, panel discussions and Q&A’s, along with 10 art installations by artists Mr.Penfold, Dan Witz, Will Vibes, Jordan Seiler, Colin McMaster, Robert Montgomery, Tinsel Edwards, Jose Montemayor, Maser and Lauren Baker.”

(Thanks to Mark and Matt for convincing me)


Categories : Art Fair  Interview
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Blackburn Open Walls



(Thank you to Andy Faraday for the photo)

Last week I painted the side of the local community centre for 8-18 yr olds, the Blackburn Youth Zone as part of Blackburn Open Walls. In between the rain and the EU Referendum, 6 wonderful walls were painted around the city centre.

During my visit I saw how the Youth Zone was a hub of activity and one of the few places everyone got together with no segregation, no cliques. My wall was to be a reflection of this unity.

Phytology Workshop


Since the installation of the sculptural pieces on the Phytology site earlier this month, the local schools have been involved with collecting – turning discarded objects into habitats for the local wildlife.

Encouraged by the  Non-Toxic Revolution over in California, we based our workshop around this idea of the conscious use and disposal of plastics and waste in general…the class made some truly beautiful pieces which shall be installed onsite sometime this month.

Grand Union Canal for City of Colours


Piece alongside the Grand Union Canal in Birmingham, included in the City of Colours weekend.

Many thanks to Nick Cleaver from the Canal and River Trust.







Categories : Murals

Dulwich Outdoor Gallery


Ingrid Beazley invited me to paint this 20m long hoarding that runs along a main cycle route out of Central London and into South London as part of her curated series ‘Dulwich Outdoor Gallery‘. The work references Winifred Knights’ painting ‘The Deluge’, currently on view at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.  Her paintings are exquisite and were particularly labour intensive, unfortunately she didn’t mange to finish many paintings before her untimely early death in 1947.

Many thanks to Ingrid and Tom, and all at JAG’s










A while back I was commissioned by Michael Smythe to create an installation that would accommodate various wildlife in The Phytology site. This hidden urban garden already houses bats, birds, foxes…a medicinal garden, a visiting herbalists, artists in residence and possibly the only worthwhile billboard in the whole of London that reaches across the estate over to the distant glass towers of the City.

Their gates opened last week for the season and on Resonance FM a beautiful program by Lucia Scazzocchio documenting the site was aired,

Clear Spot 26/05/16:

“The Phytology Hour features interviews with and original sound artworks by Michael Smythe, Gabby Boraston, Lucy Cash, Lucy McLauchlan, Lucía Montero, David Nash, James Nixon, Duncan Robertson, Stick In The Wheel, Sam Wallman & Sarah Westcott. Launched in Bethnal Green Nature Reserve in 2014, Phytology is a Nomad Projects commission, part physic garden; part cultural institute; part urban wilderness; and a platform for collaboration across the arts, humanities and sciences. The programme was produced by Lucia Scazzocchio.”

(thank you to Andrew Wong for the photo)

For my installation Places to Dwell that May Never Have Been Seen’ 

I spent some time collecting discarded objects otherwise destined for land fill to create location-responsive installations situated throughout the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve woodland. These sculptural works were considered so they could work as habitats for the local wildlife. Be that upturned bottles, inside the skulls, beneath the totem pole and between the computer components.

 The installation will be open to the public from May 7th till September 3rd, 2016.




NEW screen-print


It’s been a while since I last made my own screen prints, however last week I released two new prints at the Marrakech Biennale.

They are currently on display at Place des Épices, Marrakech and are now available, email: lucy at beat13 co uk

Hand printed in Birmingham by Mission Print.

‘Warley Woods (female)’ 44 x 51.5 cm, 3 colour including (professionally hand matched metallic copper ink to real copper leaf)

On 100% recycled acid-free 300gsm paper. Edition of 30. 2016

‘Warley Woods (male)’  44 x 54 cm, 3 colour including (professionally hand matched metallic copper ink to real copper leaf)

On 100% recycled acid-free 300gsm paper. Edition of 30. 2016

Categories : For Sale  Prints

Marrakech Biennale


Last week the Marrakech Biennale 6th edition launched. Founded in 2004, this is the first year that ‘street art’ has formed an integral part of the programme.

Alongside 10 other artists (from Moscow, Italy, UK, France, Germany and Morocco) I was invited to join the MB6StreetArt exhibition at the ‘BAB Groupe’ just nestled inside the Medina. Together we spread around Marrakech to paint murals within the city. All locations are on this map created by Urban Presents.

Exhibition study works ‘Male’, ‘Reliant’, ‘Female (plural)’, ‘Female (singular)’  Ink, acrylic, copper leaf on birch. 30 x 38cm 2016

Many thanks also to Ahmed, Amine and Ibrahim who helped with everything from ladders to sun hats.

Massive thanks to MB6StreetArt: Vestalia, Gladys, Elena and Terence for making it happen.

Ian Cox and Vanessa Lefebvre for the photography.

And of course to Matthew Watkins for keeping that rickety ladder upright to stop me falling off the roof…

So here I am…I was painting opposite local artist Kalamour. Each day we clambered up two levels, over Hassan’s corrugated iron home where he kindly took care of our brushes and paint overnight, and onto the fragile rooftops that skirt the Place des Épices within the Souks. This was a delicate manoeuvre, trying not to fall through and…not to tred on one of the many decomposing corpses littering the area. Huge eagles, owls, chameleons, various unidentified bones and skulls lay scattered around, half wrapped in plastic or hidden in bins and bags. Turned out the proprietor below is a witch doctor and these remnants was essentially his ‘supplies’…

Up high in the Atlas Mountains we painted the literacy school set up by the Abury Foundation.

A very warm and hospitable community who fed us throughout the day…

And finally…I never do interviews…even though i was dubbed with French translation I still don’t think I’ll ever do it again. TV. Not for me.

Collection…on show now


Currently on show at the Lazarides Gallery for the group show ‘Still Here‘. Running until 24th March.

‘Female (singular)
Ink, acrylic, copper leaf on birch. Framed 110cm. 2016
‘Male (singular)’
 Ink, acrylic, copper leaf on birch. Framed 110cm. 2016

‘Female (plural)’
Ink, acrylic, copper leaf on birch. Framed 110cm. 2016

‘Male (dependant: 73 days)
Ink, acrylic, copper leaf on birch. Framed 110cm. 2016

‘Reliant (plural)
Ink and acrylic on birch. Framed 110cm. 2016

Categories : Art  Exhibits  Paintings