abbie mcmurray

A visual artist; experimenting with painting, moving image, digital assemblage and found objects. 

Living and working in Surrey, UK. 

 

installation view of 'infinity' (2015) exhibition

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WORKSHOPS & EXHIBITIONS

Workshop - Royal Marsden Teenage Cancer Unit – July 2017

Following on from my commission for the Royal Marsden Hospital, I attended and ran a small workshop with some on the in-patients of the Teenage Cancer Unit. It was a discussion based workshop, where we spoke of the impact of the arts (primarily visually) on the well-being and experience of those undergoing treatment.

Exhibition - Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition – Mall Galleries, London – 2012

Exhibition – Group Show – Chelsea Library, London – 2013

Exhibition – Group Show - ‘A mouthful of soup’ – Tottenham Court Road Office Space, London - 2014

Exhibition – Group Show – 'Infinity' - Bureau of Silly Ideas, London - 2015

Exhibition – Degree Show – Chelsea School of Fine Art, London – 2016

Exhibition – ‘Elmbridge Moving Art’, multiple locations – August/September 2019

EDUCATION

BA Fine Art – University of the Arts London - Chelsea School of Art 2013-2016

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design - University of the Arts London - Central Saint Martins 2012- 2013

COMMISSIONS & AWARDS

Securing and delivering private commissions since 2014

Winner – Auschwitz Memorial Submission – 2011

I collaborated with a peer artist, Amy Flanagan, and we made a large scale (6ftx5ft) mixed media depiction of the entrance to Auschwitz. We won a trip to the camp.

Commission – ‘Succession’ Mental Health Discussion Event – March 2014

‘Succession’ was a project aimed to aid students in accessing better mental health support in order to help them challenge and exceed expectations. I was asked to make a piece of art for their launch party. The piece was successful in provoking a discussion around ‘reaching out’, as this was inferred by the main imagery of the piece.

Commission - Royal Marsden Hospital October 2017

I put forward a proposal for a commission to fit the brief "Can visual arts make an impact on the anxiety of a patient waiting for radiotherapy?"  I secured the commission and successfully installed a painting and supporting essay. The work is now part of the permanent Royal Marsden Art Collection.

PRESS

Brixton Buzz - 2015

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