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  


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

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.