TAC01 by Lucy

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)

Blackburn Open Walls by Lucy

(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 Workshops by Lucy

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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 by Lucy

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

Many thanks to Nick Cleaver from Canal and River Trust.

Dulwich Outdoor Gallery by Lucy

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

Work in progress shots thanks to James Clark.

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Phytology by Lucy

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 by Lucy

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.

Female
Female

'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

Male
Male

'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

detail
detail