Joe Lycett and his mum to hold 2023 art exhibition

Monday 4th September 2023, 10:15am

Joe Lycett drawing by Helen Lycett

Joe Lycett and his mother are to hold an exhibition of their latest art in collaboration with an LGBTQ founded print shop.

Lycett & Mummy will run at the They Made This in London's Covent Garden from 22nd September to 1st October.

The description explains: "Joe Lycett (Mummy) and Helen Lycett (Mummy's Mummy) will display their artwork together at They Made This in London's fashionable Covent Garden in an epic mother-son-art-mash-up.

"The second joint exhibition from this mother and son duo, the collection is a celebration of creativity and will feature new works, old works, and collaborations. Featuring Helen's powerful watercolour portraits and nudes and Joe's irreverent, colourful and graphic acrylics, this collection showcases affordable and exclusive editions across a range of mediums.

Lycett & Mummy - They Made This

"On sale will be limited edition screen, giclee and indigo prints, as well as a small selection of Joe's ceramics, fabric adorned with Helen's floral artwork and some original paintings. With an emphasis on affordability, entry to the exhibition is free and in partnership with Private Press, there will be several free screen printing workshops with the opportunity to take home an A4 print by Helen and Joe. They Made This will also be offering the chance to win editioned and signed prints via their legendary Art Tombola."

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Joe Lycett says: "Despite an angry and bitter personal relationship, mum and I have a deep mutual respect for our artworks. We are delighted to share these works which should help pay for ongoing family legal disputes."

Helen Lycett comments: "'Let's have a joint exhibition', he said. 'I'll just add a few finishing touches to some of your paintings', he didn't say."

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Aine Donovan and Eloise Jones, founders of They Made This, add: "We are thrilled to curate this playful mother and son show. We hope the proceeds will help towards the store refit needed after the giant mess our own son made yesterday."

The comedian's biography is given as: "Joe Lycett is an incredibly right-wing comedian, painter, filmmaker, sculptor, television presenter, poet, gardener, dietician, radio presenter, tuning fork, Fiat Punto manual and queer. His television work has won him a BAFTA, two Royal Television Society Awards plus Rose D'or and Grierson nominations. His work as an artist has been featured in the Royal Academy, Manchester Art Gallery, IKON, Birmingham Midlands Arts Centre and Wolverhampton Art Gallery and his work as a Fiat Punto manual is unrivalled."

Image shows left to right: Joe Lycett, Helen Lycett

Meanwhile his mum's biography is: "Helen Lycett ARBSA, Joe's long suffering mother, has found solace in watercolour painting and hiding in her garden. On a good day their shared love of creativity brings them together. Helen, a former graphic designer, is an associate of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and has exhibited there on several occasions as well as around Birmingham and London."

The exhibition will be open at They Made This - 66 Neal Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9PA - on Sunday-Wednesday 11am-6pm, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am-8pm between Friday 22nd September and Sunday 1st October.

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