The Swithland wood Recordings
The Swithland wood Recordings

Lucy Stevens is an artist whose environmental soundscapes and visual art investigate the relationship between humanity and nature.

Working with field recordings, digital illustration, photography, drawing and printmaking to reveal the fascinating behaviour of wildlife and the diversity of species; through the process of listening, observing, responding and recording.

The work ranges from creating visual compositions in response to birdsong, to producing graphical illustrations from observing bird behaviour, to creating historical site-specific binaural audio walks based on the relationship between place and people.

Recent exhibitions and commissions include: 

Unheard Voices, a commissioned soundscape, performed as a multi-speaker concert in response to the German Expressionist collection (at New Walk Museum), by Hear Th↓s Space on 20 March 2015.

The Swithland Wood Recordings, a project funded by Arts Council England, to visualise birdsong and to inspire music, to be exhibited at the LCB Depot, Leicester, 14 October – 12 December, 2014.

Radioactive: Air Traffic, a series of soundscapes recorded as part of a residency, exhibited at Balfron Tower open studios, Balfron Tower, London, September 2014.

Oil Spill, digital print exhibited at the Atrium Gallery at the ICCA, Nottingham, Sharpes Pottery museum, in Derbyshire, Curve in Leicester, Carsington Water in Derbyshire and Deda at Derby, (2014 – 2015)

Curlew song and Brambling and Redshank song, monoprints and soundtrack, exhibited at the Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University as part of the Since: 1843: In the Making exhibition, 2014.

The Magic Voice, digital print exhibited at the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester (2013 – 2014) and the Open 25 exhibition at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester, (2014).

Drawing birdsong artist residency in Northern Sweden at Ricklundgarden, May 2013.

Pigeon Feather Pie Chart and Pigeon Clock Graph (both digital prints) exhibited at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery Open exhibition (2012) and New Walk Museum Open exhibition (2013).