around 16,721,793 stories served since 2004  
get the weekly Outsideleft newsletter

I LOVE LUCY

by Lee Paul
originally published: June, 2017

Lucy McLauchlan is the Serena Williams of Birmingham artists


Lucy McLauchlan is the Serena Williams of Birmingham artists

I LOVE LUCY

story by Lee Paul
originally published: June, 2017
Birmingham ByPass
Lucy McLauchlan
residency
Centrala Gallery
9th June to the 8th July
 
It's just a wonderful match, globally acclaimed, birmingham born and based muralist (and way more), and member of the arts organization, Beat13, Lucy McLauchlan, and the internationalist Centrala Gallery in Digbeth. What's the most wonderful thing about Centrala, and what's the most wonderful thing about Lucy McLauchlan? Their towering commitment to just going for it. There's more energy and more commitment to massive diversity at Centrala than just about anywhere. And Lucy McLauchlan's huge enormous humongous massive murals, have charmed and caught the worlds eye, all over The W o r l d.
 
Lucy exhibited alongside her Beats13 collective at London's famed Horse Hospital in 2001. Since then her large-scale painting have covered multi-story buildings in Europe, parking lots and abandoned subway tunnels in the U.S., Gambian huts, billboards in China and many more marvelous and sametimes esoteric locales. Viewing the short movies on her website is like watching the Roger Moore James Bond travelogues without the Monty Norman music. There generally is a soundtrack though and that is beautiful art in itself. Lucy's determinedly anti-consumerist art has been drawn indoors too for gallery shows at the V&A in the UK and the Ecelctic Galleries in Tokyo and should you happen to have any credit left on one or other of your cards,her work can be found at HangUp Pictures in Islington. Is it any wonder I love Lucy, she is the Serena Williams of Birmingham artists.
 
Lucy's current exhibition in conjunction with Centrala and the Supersonic Festival is Birmingham By Pass, running until July 8th. Drawing her inspiration on the walls of the city's now less well traveled thoroughfares, the canals and waterways of Digbeth and culminating in an installation at the gallery which is located on the banks of the canal.
 

essential info
Lucy McLauchlan image by Matthew J Watkins beat13
Lucy McLauchlan's Birmingham By Pass
CENTRALA
Unit 4 Minerva Works
158 Fazeley Street
Birmingham
B5 5R
Online Centrala Info
Supersonic Festival
Lucy Online
HangUp Pictures

Lee Paul

I like to look at things while listening to things I am not looking at. But doesn't everyone.

Sign up for outsideleft's weekly newsletter

get a selection of new stories and archive items in your mailbox, every week. Or less.

 

View previous campaigns.

300 Words From London
The Shins are Here! The Shins are (yawn)..excuse me...here!
The greatest band in the history of all recorded mankind returns to up that ante of how much of their sad-sack shit you are going to put up with before you finally break up with them.
Bob Dylan in Tangier
Joe Ambrose reutrns with a Christmas poem
A Lover Should Enchant...
Poet Pixievic's book, Pixiekisses gets an official launch at the Ort
We Are Lil Wayne
Alex V. Cook notes that Lil Wayne has emerged as the unlikely voice of reason from the battered corner of America
Happy Shopper #23: Tav Falco
Legendary rocknroller Tav Falco shares his shopping tips with outsideleft readers
Some of our favorite things...