A Sneak Peek At Lucy McLauchlan's Commission For The New Library Of Birmingham

Friday 23rd of August 2013

Lucy McLauchlan was recently invited to create a mammoth, site-specifc installation within the Book Rotunda of the new Library of Birmingham. Scheduled to open to the public 3rd September, the library is set to be the largest in Europe and will feature Lucy's installation till December as part of their Discovery Season.

Lucy describes her creative process for this project: "I spent some time in John Madin's library making sketches, rubbings and photographs, documenting the architectural features and absorbing Madin's style and use of materials. This research material has influenced my final artwork (which was important to me to include some of the old into the new, a nod of respect) as has the new library been my other source, with its constant circles, ever connecting."