Lucy McLauchlan – Birmingham By Pass

This is an archive item from Supersonic 2017

Photo by Matt Watkins

Until 8th July I Centrala, with works along the surrounding canal side and outside Boxxed on Floodgate Street

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.

Implicit within her work is a deep respect for nature as she draws inspiration from her immediate environment; allowing it to inform and direct what is an intuitive and explorative process.

Within Lucy’s ongoing ‘investigation’ into some of Birmingham’s more unapparent areas, ‘Birmingham By Pass’ features new works referencing her days spent along the canals and waterways of Digbeth. Culminating in a residency at the intimate gallery space located just off the canal within Centrala and outside Boxxed on Floodgate Street.

Centrala creates an inspirational place and platform for building social ties and bridging communities. Our innovative programme includes socially-engaged contemporary art from Central and Eastern Europe as well as experimental and innovative Artists, Musicians and Performers. We, as an organisation, have established ourselves as a community hub, which aims to become a destination place for artists, free thinkers and members of the public.