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Sat 7 July – Sun 2 September

Lucy McKenzie

Ten Years of Robotic Mayhem (including Sublet)

Artist Lucy McKenzie works across a number of disciplines including music, fashion, performance, art and design. Her production is deliberately eclectic and includes painting, murals, posters, drawing, collage and, most recently, interiors. In the past McKenzie’s work has drawn on cultural references as diverse as Scottish Muralists, Brian Eno, Bauhaus design, Polish Modernism, European comic books and Depeche Mode. For this exhibition she brings together a number of new works alongside drawings and illustrations made over the last few years for a variety of purposes.

In a series of new paintings on canvas, McKenzie reproduces life-size Art Nouveau interiors by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Georges Hobe and Paul Hankar. Elsewhere she presents cartoons and drawings she has made for the free Edinburgh periodical The One O’Clock Gun. Also on show are sketches, collages and artwork produced for her record label, Decemberism, as well as pop band Erasure’s 2006 album, Union Street. In addition the exhibition includes a number of personal drawings McKenzie has made of her hometown, Glasgow. Finally, McKenzie has ‘sublet’ part of her exhibition to Edinburgh based fashion designer Beca Lipscombe and collaborated on the design of a trade stand which will showcase Lipscombe’s latest collection. All of the garments will be available to buy from Arnolfini.

This exhibition has been organised with Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh and Norwich Gallery.

It travels to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art later this year.

There will be a family pack for this exhibition. Available free, they can be picked up at Arnolfini front desk.