Centrala

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.

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.