Exhibition

Solo show opening at Fiksate Gallery, New Zealand by Lucy

‘THERE ARE VOICES TO BE HEARD’

'Circle 1' ink and acrylic on canvas, 120cm.

'Circle 1' ink and acrylic on canvas, 120cm.

'Circle 3' ink on wood, 120cm.

'Circle 3' ink on wood, 120cm.

A solo show by UK street artist Lucy McLauchlan
July 5 – August 3
Fiksate Gallery 165 Gloucester St. Christchurch. New Zealand.
Opening 5:30pm Friday 5 July

Fiksate is excited to showcase works from UK street artist Lucy McLauchlan, in a solo show titled, THERE ARE VOICES TO BE HEARD.
This touring body of work was produced in collaboration with OI YOU, the producers behind the Rise and Spectrum street art festivals, and the Tauranga Art Gallery.


British born Lucy McLauchlan's large-scale monochromatic paintings have covered multi-story buildings across Europe, gigantic billboards in China, windows in Japan, huts in The Gambia, Italian water towers, Norwegian lighthouse, Detroit car parks and abandoned NYC subway tunnels. McLauchlan’s work also adorns the walls of galleries and museums including the V & A collection in London.


'Wonder' group show at The Herbert by Lucy

© Lucy McLauchlan

© Lucy McLauchlan


’Wonder - Where Reality And Imaginary Collide’

The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

29 June – 15 September

Seven remarkable artists have been united to take you on a journey to enchanting new worlds, one of unexpected environments, and dreamlike realities.

Lucy has created an installation inside The Herbert’s main gallery space.

The four site responsive works on display combine her mural and print practices in order to document her journey taken across Coventry. Taking the time to print directly from the surrounding area allowed for conversations with passers by. It provided space to observe Coventry with fresh eyes. All of which culminated in these exploratory large scale works.

'Silence Surrounds Cement (Part.1)' Ink, cement and canvas, 270 x 200cm.

'Silence Surrounds Cement (Part.1)' Ink, cement and canvas, 270 x 200cm.

'Silence Surrounds Cement (Part.2)' Ink, cement and canvas, 270 x 200cm.

'Silence Surrounds Cement (Part.2)' Ink, cement and canvas, 270 x 200cm.



'Left Standing on Precinct and Broadgate (Part.1)' Ink, cement and canvas, 200 x 270cm.

'Left Standing on Precinct and Broadgate (Part.1)' Ink, cement and canvas, 200 x 270cm.

'Left Standing on Precinct and Broadgate (Part.2)' Ink, cement and canvas, 200 x 270cm.

'Left Standing on Precinct and Broadgate (Part.2)' Ink, cement and canvas, 200 x 270cm.

With thanks to curator Rachel Marsden, Dom and all the team at The Herbert and special thanks to Akeel Habib.

UNFOLD opening night by Lucy

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Thank you to everyone who came down last night and made the show such a success! Was a great turn out and so happy with the response, thank you.

Further selected reading and reviews:

New Art West Midlands
Brooklyn Street Art
Juxtapoz
The Article Magazine

Thank you to Ian Davies for capturing these photos.

Detail: 'Twigs That Break (Under Feet That Fall)' Ink, ceramic and thread on canvas 120x150cm. Work from the Brownfield Research Centre residency at Airspace Gallery; incorporating the local ceramics to cast buddliea twigs, held in place with Pantone 116 aka 'Waiting Restriction Yellow' embroidery thread on a brownfield landscape print.

Detail: 'Twigs That Break (Under Feet That Fall)' Ink, ceramic and thread on canvas 120x150cm. Work from the Brownfield Research Centre residency at Airspace Gallery; incorporating the local ceramics to cast buddliea twigs, held in place with Pantone 116 aka 'Waiting Restriction Yellow' embroidery thread on a brownfield landscape print.

Films by Matthew Watkins depicting Lucy at work.

Films by Matthew Watkins depicting Lucy at work.

'UNFOLD' by Lucy

Photo: Ian Davies.

Photo: Ian Davies.

LUCY McLAUCHLAN solo show ‘UNFOLD’

Opening Friday 7th June, PV. 6 - 11 pm

Until 15th June at Centrala
Minerva Works, Digbeth, Birmingham.
(Please email for invitation to the private view or for sales catalogue)

A collection of canvas and paper works, painted in and across woodlands, waterways and wastelands.

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 large scale 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.

National Losinyy Ostrov Forest, Moscow. Photo ©  Matthew Watkins

National Losinyy Ostrov Forest, Moscow. Photo © Matthew Watkins

'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

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.

Never Say Die... by Lucy

Three new works for the ‘Never Say Die!’ Home of Metal group show out in LA, running until Nov 17th at Submininal Projects. For interest in buying these works please contact us here.

‘Still Falls…’ Ink, acrylic, spray paint on birch. 58 x 58 cm 2018

‘Still Falls…’ Ink, acrylic, spray paint on birch. 58 x 58 cm 2018

‘Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath’ Ink and acrylic on birch. 58 x 58 cm 2018

‘Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath’ Ink and acrylic on birch. 58 x 58 cm 2018

‘Still Falls The Rain’ Ink, acrylic, spray paint on birch. 58 x 58 cm 2018

‘Still Falls The Rain’ Ink, acrylic, spray paint on birch. 58 x 58 cm 2018

Home of Metal, Los Angeles by Lucy


New works created for the Home of Metal group show ‘Never Say Die!’ at Subliminal Projects, LA.

October 19, 2018 - November 17, 2018

NEVER SAY DIE! : Celebrating 50 Years of Black Sabbath, curated in collaboration with Home of Metal. This immersive showcase features portraits from the Home of Metal Black Sabbath fan archive, historical photos, a group art exhibition, ephemera, and memorabilia provided by Black Sabbath’s original drummer Bill Ward and bass player Geezer Butler.

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS

Ben Venom, David Cook (BONE THROWER), Dennis McNett (WOLFBAT), Gareth Stehr, Kelly Breez, Lucy McLauchlan, and Shepard Fairey.

Artmossphere Biennale Moscow by Lucy


This September I was invited to participate in the Artmossphere Biennale in Moscow. The theme for the show was ‘offline’ so I decided to explore the city without google maps in an attempt to discover it away from the usual tourist trail.

I took my canvas out to the National Losinyy Ostrov Forest, perhaps Moscow’s best kept secret as the world’s third largest inner city forest.

Away from the city’s trappings we could appreciate another version of Moscow and had time to chat to our local guide more about life in Moscow, politics, state views…with our phones turned off (not just to be offline but mainly to not be heard ;)


Thank you Xenia, everyone at Artmossphere, all the curators and Matt Watkins. The show is running at Winzavod, Moscow until 14/10/18



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The canvases were completed in the studio, adding copper leaf to reflect not the wealth of Moscow but it’s hidden treasure of the forest.


Taking the canvas out to Moscow's National Losinyy Ostrov Forest.   Photos by Matthew Watkins
Photo by Matthew Watkins
Photo by Matthew Watkins

Taking the canvas out to Moscow's National Losinyy Ostrov Forest.

Photos above by Matthew Watkins

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You can see and read more at Brooklyn Street Art, who were part of the curatoral team at the Biennale.

Photos in studio by Jaime Rojo

Thank you to Gunel for the photo above.

Thank you to Gunel for the photo above.

Many thanks also to Biennale co-curator Cedar Lewisohn who wrote the following text to accompany the works:

‘Lucy McLauchlan is an artist from Birmingham, UK. She makes murals, installations, painting, and other types of mixed media work. The images are often complex black and white patterns, with the occasional shade of grey. Her work features recurring symbols, such as birds and faces and recently has explored the abstract forms created by large brush strokes. The Huffington Post described McLauchlan’s work as “a combination of art deco and psychedelic motif and bold graphics”. In the past, the work has also taken inspiration from tribal and indigenous forms and motifs. McLauchlan often collaborates with musician in the production of her work or in its documentation. The links between her images and music are clear. There is a rhythm and tone to the pieces, almost a synesthetic quality. Not so much that paintings are singing, more gently humming.’