Lucy Mclauchlan "Stadio Superficie no.1"

Lucy was painting a roll of paper on the stadium wall to capture the texture of the surface underneath the paper. She later cut the painting into small portions to then burn them into screens and print an edition of mono prints. available now on

Film by Angelo Milano / StudioCromie

Lucy McLauchlan Diglis Oil Basin by Matthew Watkins.

Lucy McLauchlan painting at Diglis Oil Basin Worcester UK.

Within the basin nest a colont of sand martins. The mural provides visual cues and spatial references making the nest pipes more obvious for returning birds.

Film by Matthew Watkins. Supported by The Canal & River Trust and Arts Council England for The Ring project.

Lucy McLauchlan New Zealand by Matthew Watkins

Awarded Best Short in the Optical Sound category at Flatpack Festival no.12 (2018)

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.

Lucy McLauchlan | Blackburn Open Walls

Blackburn Youth Zone for Blackburn Open Walls, 2016.
Film and photography by Andy Faraday.

Lucy McLauchlan | Icarus | Grandview Mall | Guangzhou

'Birmingham-based artist Lucy McLauchlan's large-scale commission across Grandview Gallery and Mall in downtown Guangzhou. The ambitious mural spanning 800m2 was created in October 2014, representing the changing landscape of Southern China and marking the artist's first visit to the city. A depiction of McLauchlan's personal view; 'ICARUS'.'

Video courtesy of Grandview

The New Art Gallery Walsall Lucy McLauchlan ...not forgotten

Film by Matthew J Watkins covering the creation of the works '...Not Forgotten' for the reference library at The New Art Gallery Walsall.

Lucy Mclauchlan @ Fame festival 2011

Short film by Studio Cromie for Fame Festival 2011.
This year was focused on looking down: making tiles for my installation inside the gallery, whilst getting distracted painting hopscotch in the alleyways for the local kids who kept me company in the mid day heat as everyone else took a nap.

Lucy McLauchlan at Famé Festival 2012

Short film by Matthew J Watkins  for Fame Festival 2012.
Painting plates and listening to John Fahey. 
Messing around with t-shirts and hidden walls. 
Hot days in Grottaglie.

Beat13 / Lucy McLauchlan - Fame Festival 2009.

Short film of Lucy McLauchlan painting an electricity tower in the Italian countryside. Shot on DSLR, edited and soundtracked by Matthew J Watkins. Drumming by Angelo Milano slapping his fantastically well fed belly for Fame Festival 2009.

Beat13 / Lucy McLauchlan "Tacit"

A short film directed by Matthew J Watkins featuring Lucy McLauchlan's improvised painting process and the harvesting of urban detritus. Tacit was filmed between locations in Birmingham and Walsall Art Gallery. 

The soundtrack was improvised and recorded by McLauchlan and Watkins using a circuit bent broken radio and a 'prepared' piano; modified using found objects (including screws, bolts, erasers and ornaments) and played 'after hours' in the reception of Birmingham's Custard Factory. 

No video camera so everything was shot in stills.

'Tacit' received a special mention at the Babelgum Metropolis Art Prize in New York 2009 and was shown on a big screen in Times Square.

Thanks to Rich Coldicott for helping with the photography.

Lucy McLauchlan paints in Kubuneh, The Gambia

As part of the Wide Open Walls project, I was invited to paint in and around the rural village of Kubuneh in the Gambia. Photography and editing by Matthew J Watkins  

LUCY McLAUCHLAN / Expressive Deviant Phonology

Short film by Matthew J Watkins capturing part of the install process at my first solo show at Lazarides Gallery, London 2008.


Film by Sofa Rida for Bien Urbain, in Besancon France.