On November 3rd, Lawrence Alkin Gallery opened Shoplifting, a new solo show by felt sculpture artist Lucy Sparrow. Inspired by the artist’s time spent working in a supermarket, the show will include a new range of daily products recreated as hand-crafted felt items.

The “criminally good exhibition” focuses the spotlight on one of the most common everyday criminal acts – shoplifting aka the “five finger discount.” Taking a humorous look at themes of theft, the exhibition will include the most frequently robbed items in the UK as a commentary on types of people who steal them. With 97% of petty theft in the UK committed by non-professional thieves, and annual cost has soared to £613m in the UK last year, and the idea is to to prove that this is even more common than most people imagine while tempting the visitors with new pieces in perspex frames and cabinets stuffed with various felt items.