Spike Island

Behind the Scenes Studio VisitsHannah Murgatroyd


Saturday 18 November 2017, 2–3pm


Free, booking advised

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Behind the Scenes Studio Visits

Hannah Murgatroyd is a painter and draughtsman whose works are ‘island spaces of the imagination’: a painted and drawn world inhabited by a cast of protagonists.

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Behind the Scenes Studio Visits

Chat with artists based at Spike Island, explore their studios and view works in progress during these informal encounters. Each artist gives a brief introduction to their practice followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion.


Hannah Murgatroyd

Born in Bristol and raised on Dartmoor, Hannah Murgatroyd is a painter whose work is underpinned by drawing and writing, shaping an open narrative of surface. Painting within a version of the world, her images move through seasons, landscapes and emotions, led by a cast of male and female protagonists who spring from a personal history of the figure as told through high art, popular culture and life lived.

Recent exhibitions include the group show Women Can’t Paint at Turps & ASC Galleries in London in 2018, and a solo show, Landscape As A Peopled World, at Exeter Phoenix in 2017. She won the Exeter Contemporary Open in 2014, and is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, where she won the Man Drawing Prize in 2005.