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Leonie Lachlan

MA work

Between the order we see and an apprehension that everything may again move


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Print, 2017

  • Object shells for something that moves, displaying transient firmness as it does.
    The objects are things but that which is transferred might not be. 
    They might be shorthand; some are lazy. Others appear to have worked hard to reach their condition. 
    Sometimes a thing might have been there and then it is not.
    The something that has moved may have measured. 
    Or that which is around it might designate the units to which it subscribes. 

    My works are propositions that hover on the borders between. Actual space, represented space and analytical or mathematical conceptions of space (and time) interact within the different modes I encounter within my practice.

    I am concerned with the ever evolving relationship between two and three dimensions. I work on the perimeter of the plan, on the edge of the diagram, on the point of departure from the figure. 

  • Degrees

  • The Drawing Year, Royal Drawing School, 2010; BA Fine Art, Newcastle University, 2008
  • Experience

  • Fellowship at Venice Biennale of Architecture, 'A Clockwork Jerusalem', British Council, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • Reset!, Hockney Gallery Royal College of Art, London, 2017; Freshly Squeezed, CGP, London, 2017; Book Project International, Galleries Anna Tschopp, Marseille, 2016; Artists as Independent Publishers, Centre for Artists' Publications, Bremen (then touring), 2016; Break/Link, CGP, London, 2016; The Ordered Shell (solo show), Balfron Tower, London, 2014; Plan (solo show), Exhibit Gallery, London, 2012; Representing Nothing, The Agency Gallery, London, 2012; City Cypher (solo show), Beach Gallery, London, 2011; Fastforward >> NCL, Globe Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2011; Not (An Exhibition), Print House Gallery, London, 2011; Transition, Hawthorne House, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2008; Cannibalised Space (solo show), Long Gallery, Newcastle, 2006
  • Awards

  • Highly Commended, Printmaking Today Award for Innovation, 2013; The Printing Prize, Royal Drawing School, 2010; Birgit Skiold Award for Excellence, London Art Book Fair, 2009; Bartlett Travel Award, Newcastle University funded study trip to Sao Paulo, 2008; Bartlett Travel Award, Newcastle University funded study trip to Brasilia, 2006
  • Publications

  • Leonie Lachlan, Meeting Point, 2017