About Jo Murray image
I'm a Margate based artist and curator educated at University of Brighton - Fine Art Sculpture BA Hons 1st and Open School East 2017 - an independent artist run post grad school that developed out of a need to challenge pedagogical structures within formal art institutions. It had an emphasis on collaborative learning and public programming.
I am part of the programming team at Crate Studio and Project Space http://www.cratespace.co.uk/ - An artist run organisation committed to providing affordable space for artists to research their work and take risks without prescribed outcomes.
I'm a director of "Margate Now", an artist-run arts organisation that runs a yearly arts festival in Margate showcasing the work of local artists, providing opportunities for creative development, encouraging public participation and bringing life and joy to the streets of Margate.
I produce artwork about the unreliable narrator, human desire and wish fulfilment, and explore the flexible rendering of personal, family, and community memories.
I also love history, film, literature, drawing, stories.