Thank you to everyone at Llawn Arts Festival, curators Megan Broadmeadow and Francesca Colussi and the technical team headed up by Dylan. Also many thanks to the family living next to this wall for their support and coffee.
‘THERE ARE VOICES TO BE HEARD’
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.
’Wonder - Where Reality And Imaginary Collide’
29 June – 15 September
Seven remarkable artists have been united to take you on a journey to enchanting new worlds, one of unexpected environments, and dreamlike realities.
Lucy has created an installation inside The Herbert’s main gallery space.
The four site responsive works on display combine her mural and print practices in order to document her journey taken across Coventry. Taking the time to print directly from the surrounding area allowed for conversations with passers by. It provided space to observe Coventry with fresh eyes. All of which culminated in these exploratory large scale works.
With thanks to curator Rachel Marsden, Dom and all the team at The Herbert and special thanks to Akeel Habib.
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:
Thank you to Ian Davies for capturing these photos.
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.
‘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.
This is the local stadium in Grottaglie, Southern Italy. A past surface I've painted murals on that have since faded away. During my last visit I wrapped sections in paper, to take a more permanent record to print with.
A video below shows the whole process printing in Puglia with Studio Cromie.
'Stadio Superficie No.1’
New collection of mono-prints out now
each print unique, 1/1
70 x 100 cm
neon inks on heavy weight paper.
Available to buy from Studio Cromie
A new collection of mono-prints are to be released this week in the online shop with a pop-up show opening Thursday 14th Feb at The Framers Birmingham. These screen-prints are just a short run, each unique and come as a pair.
Mono-Print Diptych Release:
30 x 40cm mounted, signed and numbered
Individual prints 12 x 17cm, stamped and dated on the reverse
4 colour, hand-pulled screen print
on acid free 270gsm paper
As with all of Lucy’s screen-prints these too are hand-pulled, allowing Lucy to spontaneously position each layer and colour choice to produce an intuitively driven collection reflecting her mural painting process.
This technical experimentation combines multiple layers utilising mat inks against gloss inks, with fluorescent reds and metallic coppers creating a more textural set of mono-prints.