Lucy Harrison
Magda's flowers in Provinciestraat
2008

Magda Delvou lives opposite the gallery and is well known in the local area for having covered the outside of her house with plants and flowers. Magda also tends to other plants in the street, and passersby sometimes leave ‘sick plants’ with her to recover. During the residency Lucy Harrison made contact with Magda and introduced her to Lokaal 01. As well as an interview with Magda and photographs of her plants, a similar collection of plants has been started around the doors of Lokaal 01, which will remain there, looked after by her and future artists in residence, after the exhibition has finished.

With thanks to Magda Delvou for her time, and to Nick Andrews, Nadia Naveau and Frederik Vergaert for help with translation and planting.


Magda's plants


Magda's plants


Magda's plants


Magda in her house


Magda in Lokaal 01, photo Tomas Uytendaele


Above: Lokaal 01


Plants outside Lokaal 01


Plants outside Lokaal 01