Artmossphere Biennale Moscow by Lucy

This September I was invited to participate in the Artmossphere Biennale in Moscow. The theme for the show was ‘offline’ so I decided to explore the city without google maps in an attempt to discover it away from the usual tourist trail.

I took my canvas out to the National Losinyy Ostrov Forest, perhaps Moscow’s best kept secret as the world’s third largest inner city forest.

Away from the city’s trappings we could appreciate another version of Moscow and had time to chat to our local guide more about life in Moscow, politics, state views…with our phones turned off (not just to be offline but mainly to not be heard ;)

Thank you Xenia, everyone at Artmossphere, all the curators and Matt Watkins. The show is running at Winzavod, Moscow until 14/10/18


The canvases were completed in the studio, adding copper leaf to reflect not the wealth of Moscow but it’s hidden treasure of the forest.

Taking the canvas out to Moscow's National Losinyy Ostrov Forest.   Photos by Matthew Watkins
Photo by Matthew Watkins
Photo by Matthew Watkins

Taking the canvas out to Moscow's National Losinyy Ostrov Forest.

Photos above by Matthew Watkins


You can see and read more at Brooklyn Street Art, who were part of the curatoral team at the Biennale.

Photos in studio by Jaime Rojo

 Thank you to Gunel for the photo above.

Thank you to Gunel for the photo above.

Many thanks also to Biennale co-curator Cedar Lewisohn who wrote the following text to accompany the works:

‘Lucy McLauchlan is an artist from Birmingham, UK. She makes murals, installations, painting, and other types of mixed media work. The images are often complex black and white patterns, with the occasional shade of grey. Her work features recurring symbols, such as birds and faces and recently has explored the abstract forms created by large brush strokes. The Huffington Post described McLauchlan’s work as “a combination of art deco and psychedelic motif and bold graphics”. In the past, the work has also taken inspiration from tribal and indigenous forms and motifs. McLauchlan often collaborates with musician in the production of her work or in its documentation. The links between her images and music are clear. There is a rhythm and tone to the pieces, almost a synesthetic quality. Not so much that paintings are singing, more gently humming.’

Bristol KASSO+SMOGG by Lucy

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KASSO+SMOGG presents Spring Affair  
A week-long happening in the historic heart of Bristol, featuring a shimmering constellation of UK artists.’ In keeping with the spring theme of renewal, each day will see a new mix of work from a stellar line-up of artists alongside featured products from the archives, including works from long-since sold out editions.

Featured artists will include:
Mr. Jago
Anna Marrow
Word to Mother
Vinnie Nylon
Lucy McLauchlan
Russell Maurice
Matt Eko
Anna Higgie
+ Guests

Spring Affair opens with a preview reception on March 22nd from 6 – 9:30pm at 34 St. Nicholas St. Bristol BS1 1TG and will continue through March 29th from 10am – 5pm, at which point the space will stay true to its mantra and ‘disappear here

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.


"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."

This Will Ruin Everything – 10 Years of Recoat by Lucy

 '...not forgotten' 6 x 9 m ink, acrylic, dirt on canvas. 2015

'...not forgotten' 6 x 9 m ink, acrylic, dirt on canvas. 2015

This Will Ruin Everything – 10 Years of Recoat

“Recoat is a Scottish, grass-roots arts organisation that specialises in contemporary urban art. This year marks its 10th anniversary, celebrating a decade of exhibitions, mural projects, and education programmes.

As part of the anniversary celebrations, The Lighthouse in Glasgow has invited Recoat to curate the exhibition, ‘This Will Ruin Everything’. The exhibition features forty Scottish and international artists and designers exhibiting a broad range of creative practices, from architecture to digital art to painting. The show will also feature the Lighthouse’s first ever mural, a Recoat Gallery retrospective installation and screenings of films about Recoat’s projects.

‘This Will Ruin Everything’ was a comment directed at Recoat during a mural project. It sums up the debate around public art, its purpose, function and value. 

The exhibition and programme of workshops, panel discussions and screenings aim to encourage dialogue around the distinctions between design and art in contemporary creative practice and celebrates the talented creatives who move between them. Through discussions, screenings and workshops, Recoat aims to challenge audiences on their ideas around function, value, ownership and elitism.

Exhibiting artists include- 44 Flavours, Ade Adesina, Jennifer Argo, Askew, Will Barras, Erin Bradley Scott, Rebecca Davies, Elph, EMA, FiST, Emily Fong, David Galletly, Good Wives and Warriors, Fraser Gray, Lee Ivett, Jamie Johnson, Kidacne, Chris Macfarlane, Mark Lyken, Lucy MacLeod, Radik Liwen, Tommy Mason, Neil McGuire, Lucy McLauchlan, Matt,W.Moore, Matt Mignanelli, Morag Myerscough, Nawer, Tommy Perman, Risotto, Rue Five, ROID MSK, Sheone, Emer Tumulity, Kirsty Whiten, Maya Wild, Susie Wright, Denise Zygadlo.


At the Lighthouse Gallery, Glasgow 15th - 30th July 2017
Open Mon to Sat: 10.30am - 5pm  &  Sun: 12 - 5pm