'UNFOLD' by Lucy

'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



Opening Friday 7th June, 6 - 11 pm

Until 15th June at Centrala
Minerva Works, Digbeth, Birmingham.

A collection of canvas and paper works,

painted in and across woodlands, waterways and wastelands.

National Losinyy Ostrov Forest, Moscow.  Photo ©  Matthew Watkins

National Losinyy Ostrov Forest, Moscow.

Photo © Matthew Watkins

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.

UNFOLD Exhibition by Lucy

Photo © Jenny Moore

Photo © Jenny Moore


Collection of paper and canvas works brought together for the first time.
Opens 6pm Friday 7th June at Centrala in Birmingham.
Closing 15th June, open all week (except Monday)

(Please email for invitation to the private view or for sales catalogue)

A momentary look inside the artist’s current practice,
an extension from her murals into a more documentational form on paper, canvas and wood.

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 background in 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.

Minerva Works
158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth
Birmingham B5 5RT

Photo © Matthew Watkins

Photo © Matthew Watkins

Centrala Residency - ‘Birmingham By Pass’  by Lucy

Within my ongoing ‘investigation’ into some of Birmingham’s more unapparent areas, ‘Birmingham By Pass’  features new works referencing my time spent along the canals and waterways of Digbeth. Culminating in an installation at the intimate gallery space located just off the canal within Centrala.

Over the next month this residency shall see murals painted along the Grand Union canal. As they appear and disappear the process will be documented and finally presented as a zine. Centrala will host weekly updates as the month progresses, providing an insight into this journey - one which is not revealed when you simply look at the murals or view them online - for it is not the finished mural that is the driving force, but the process of painting and the full absorption of those surroundings. In those hours you witness things often missed when passing by, meet and hear many people’s stories and from up high on the ladder gain new vantage points.

Residency runs from 9th June to 8th July.
Closing event 7th July.