'UNFOLD' by Lucy

Photo: Ian Davies.

Photo: Ian Davies.


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.

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.