Madelaine Hanman Murphy,
HanmanMurphy Studios, Leigh Marina, High St, Leigh-on-Sea Essex SS9 2ES
⚓︎ 07545 375346 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I currently work within a range of strands, engaging with objects and installations in a socially-engaged practice. I have a penchant for birdboxes, shrines, vanitas and memoria. The material and metaphoric qualities of objects either existing, or of my own making, aim to convey humorous perspectives on futility and frustration. I'm interested in the relationship between word and image, the context of the object, and the digital and social remnants of the lifespan of some very short-lived works.
2007- 2009 Head of Art, The King John School, Essex
2001- 2007 Head of Art, De La Salle School, Essex
1996- 2001 Lecturer in Ceramics & Cultural Studies, Course Leader HND Ceramics, Pathway Leader 3D FoundationStudies,
BND 3D Design, BND Display Design, The South Essex College
2006-2009 MA Contemporary Fine Art and Pedagogy, Goldsmiths
2002 QTS Status, Anglia Polytechnic University
1996-1997 PGCE, University of Greenwich (FE/HE)
1995-1996 MA Sculptural Ceramics, University of Wales
1992-1994 BA (Hons) 2:1 Fine Craft Design, University of Ulster, Belfast
1989-1992 NCEA Diploma, Ceramics and Textiles, Crawford College of Art, Ireland
I teach 1:1, or small groups with a range of clients from private groups to artists and schools, with experience in Further and Higher, Secondary and Primary sectors. Clients include www.disabilityessex.org, www.t-a-p.org.uk, and Henrietta Barnett School, Great Baddow High School, Leigh Art Trail and Billericay Art Trail. I currently teach in my studio.
I work in porcelain, making presentation tableware, cake stands for very predial occasions, and porcelain button greeting cards:
My husband and I work on public art: collaboration • participation • installations & sculptural commissions : www.hanmanmurphy.com
“Shrines to childhood sweeties (beach huts)” 2010, Contemporary Ceramics Permanent Collection, Chelmsford Museum
Lavitt Gallery, Ireland
Seapictures Gallery, Suffolk
Regular exhibitor with Anglian Potters, UK
Mayflower Harwich Commission: A new Public Sculpture celebrating 400 years of the Mayflower Ship and the initiation of the Mayflower Journey from Harwich.
My husband and I built our live/work barge in the hull of a Thames estuary Hopper barge, berthed at Leigh Marina, so we're not far from the studios.
HanmanMurphy moved to Leigh Marina. We set up studio here with a single phase and three phase kiln electric kilns, Raku kiln. We have installed a Laser Gas kiln; Shimpo RK2 and a Podmore wheel, extruder, spray gun and compressor, spray booth and facilities for glazing.
Commission "Treetops" for Marketfield School, Essex
was a very busy year - www.hanmanmurphy.com/projects
Artist in Residence, Leigh Community Centre, Essex SS9 1SP.
I've been developing a range of greeting cards with porcelain buttons www.waterloohouseporcelain.com, and I'll be delighted to have my work in Fortnum & Masons, London, for Valentines day and Mothers day 2016.
Regular exhibitor with Anglian Potters & private commissions undertaken.
Section 106 Commission, Sculpture for Railway Station, http://freeportart.weebly.com
• firstsite Collectors’ Group Award
• Installation “Wateringhole" site specific sculpture, Ugos Cafe Bar; HanmanMurphy guests, www.leigharttrail.com
• Commission: St Georges C of E Primary School, Great Bromley, Essex, tile mural with glass
• 'Good for Leigh' Award, Leigh Town Council, for artistic services to the community
Founder member of www.estuarygallerycoop.com
Dolby Gallery, Peterborough;
55th Essex Open, Beecroft Gallery, Essex, UK
Glucksman Gallery; Lavit Gallery; Cork Craft and Design, Ireland
Commission: www.sparkswillfly.org.uk Mixed media participative sculpture, Rochford District Council
Cambridge Contemporary Arts; Dolby Gallery, Peterborough; Reunion Gallery, Felixstowe, UK; Glucksman Gallery, Ireland
• ‘Dovecote’, Arts Council funded public-participative, artist collaborative coastal touring project
• ‘Safety Helmets Must Be Worn’, Artists Books and Sketchbooks, artistsmeet.org, Catalogue Editor: www.blurb.com/bookstore/safetyhelmetsmustbeworn
•Book Art Fair, www.artbookart.weebly.com
2011 selected exhibitions
Ceramics: Dolby Gallery, Northants, UK; Estuary Gallery, Leigh On Sea, UK; Appleyard Gallery, Norfolk; Glucksman Gallery, Ireland
• bird-box/blog installation, http://queenofjamtarts.blogspot.co.uk for www.artside.org.uk
• artbookart event www.artside.org.uk, Southend On Sea vimeo.com/35271840
• Vanitas series, Book Art Fair, www.leigharttrail.com
• Pecha Kucha, www.metalculture.com
• Lead facilitator for artistsmeet.org, socially engaged artists group at
• Commission: sculptures, stormcreative.co.uk
• Set of Odd Volumes: series of artists book workshops for Westborough Primary School, CoExist at TAP, & Henrietta Barnett School for Girls
Ceramics: Off The Shelf, Saltburn Artists Projects;
• Navigation series, Seasider Pop-up shop, Holborn & www.artside.org.uk, Southend On Sea
• Vanitas series, Set of Odd Volumes, www.t-a-p.org.uk
• Installation: 'ArtVend', collaboration, Village Green, Metalculture.com
•Project management: LOVE: A Womens Collective, Faux Arts Workshop, facebook.com/faux-workshopgallery, & Catalogue Editor: www.blurb.com/bookstore/valentines’09
-Advocate for 'Sketchbooks In Schools' accessart.org.uk/sketchbook
• Let's Play series, 'Come Together’ www.t-a-p.org.uk & www.leigharttrail.com
• Artists Books & Sketchbooks, at, Space Gallery, Hackney, & Catalogue editor: www.blurb.com/bookstore/at
2001 to 2011: Leigh Art Trail, Essex, Exhibitor, Education Co-ordinator 2003-2005, Events Organiser 2010-2011