New Zealand

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.


Human Flow by Lucy

Thank you everyone who came down last night and showed support at the Stirchley Community Market.  We raised a fair amount but shall now put the prints in the online shop and continue collecting for the Help Refugees and the Human Flow fund.

 

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I watched Ai Weiwei's film 'Human Flow' the night before I was selling at the market. I couldn't comfortably sell without contributing something to this ongoing situation in the world. I decided to sell off my linocut's I made earlier in this year* and donate all profits. It's a small step but a start.

*At the beginning of the year I made a series of linocuts 'There Are Voices To Be Heard', based on drawings responding to the daily reports of the refugee crisis. Since then Brexit seems to have muffled over much of those reports. But with 65.6 million people forcibly displaced this is still a massive and vast issue. 

 

New Prints by Lucy

Been experimenting in the print studio...over the next couple weeks I'll release small runs of a few favourites, here's the first 3 available now, inspired by my recent trip to New Zealand for the Paradox exhibition at Tauranga Art Gallery. The titles also pay homage to the musicians Fis & Rob Thorne's collaborative LP "Clear Stones" which accompanied the short film Matthew Watkins made documenting my time in Tauranga.

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 'Other Side'     'Clear Stones'     'Tauranga'  
3 colour screen print (including metallic copper ink) 
on 100% cotton 'Somerset Satin' paper, 300gsm
 56 x 76 cm large with 4 deckled edges.
Limited edition of only 10 prints each. 
All prints signed & numbered by the artist.  
Hand printed in Birmingham 2017

Film Release by Lucy

So happy to announce that the short film by Matthew J Watkins that has been accompanying my show in New Zealand is available for all to see...with very special music from the Clear Stones LP by Fis and Rob Thorne.

Massive thanks to Matt, Fis and Rob

UK artist Lucy McLauchlan was invited to New Zealand in April 2017 for the Paradox street art festival hosted by Tauranga Art Gallery and curated by Oi YOU! This short film by Matt Watkins documents behind the scenes of Lucy's process and environment while featuring the sounds of two unique New Zealand musicians; Fis (Oliver Peryman) & Rob Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu) with "Front Ear", a collaborative track taken from their LP "Clear Stones" released on Subtext Recordings.

New Zealand Show Opens by Lucy

Last week an extension to my previous exhibition in New Zealand opened in Nelson.
Nine new works are on show alongside the existing pieces taken from the Tauranga Museum installation
Many thanks to OiYOU! for curating the show and to Nelson City Framers for hosting. 


All works are now for sale and on view until 18th November.
Please contact OiYOU directly regarding sales.

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"Oi YOU! and Nelson City Framers are bringing a selection of works by the UK’s foremost female street artist, Lucy McLauchlan, to Nelson!

Lucy is represented by Banksy’s former manager Steve Lazarides and Banksy once said of Lucy “She draws like an angry sparrow stuck up a tree” but having seen her in action, we at Oi YOU!, feel that watching her works is more like a Russian ballerina performing Swan Lake.

After headlining in the hugely successful Paradox Street Art Festival in Tauranga, the works made specifically for that show are being made available alongside a bunch of artworks created specifically for Nelson. There will also be limited edition screen-prints available to ensure that there is something to meet all budgets."