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who is tommy gurr?

Tommy Gurr is a Visual Artist from Whitstable, Kent. After attending Kent Institute of Art and Design (KIAD) and The University for Creative Arts (UCA), Tommy combined his passion for art with his second great love, travelling, which has taken him across the globe. His stencil murals can be found from Camden to Cambodia, where he featured as an Artist in Residence for much of 2015 and 2016, producing over 60 murals.

 

Tommy has previously worked in collaboration with Henley Festival, producing several large-scale artworks and performing ‘live paint’ exhibitions for festival goers both during the Festival itself and at Paddington Station, London.

 

Influenced by Contemporary and Urban Art, by utilising contrast and imagination Tommy continues to surprise, combining his influences and media to create striking new original pieces and bringing his love of unusual canvas to the gallery environment.

 

‘I have been producing my recent work on genuine disused signs, giving something rusty, aged and even bullet ridden a new life. A used sign to me is a unique canvas, sometimes with 20 years of wear, tear and imperfections, each one telling a story of its own...I love how no two can ever be the same.’

 

Whilst completing a 4500km unsupported cycle ride from Perth to Sydney in 2017, raising funds and awareness for Mental Health Charity Mind, Tommy began to collect a wide selection of disused and abandoned signs that he found along the road side. Eighteen months after the trip, Tommy returns to the UK this June, to present his latest work incorporating many of the signs he personally salvaged in one-off pieces, in a solo exhibition at Graffik Gallery, ‘Sign Language’.

 

Current work

Prints available to purchase

previous work

For all enquiries about current work/commissions please use the details provided on the contact page.

 

Events & exhibitions

NEXT EVENT - Windsor Contemporary ART FAIR (8-10 NOV)
 
2019   - Manchester Art Fair, represented by Punchbowl Gallery

               - District 13 Art Fair, Paris, represented by Graffik Gallery, London

               - Henley Festival, represented by Punchbowl Gallery

               - Solo Show 'Sign Language' at Graffik Gallery, London

               - Surrey Art Fair, represented by Punchbowl Gallery

2018   - The Other Art Fair (TOAF) Sydney

- Surrey Contemporary Art Fair represented by Punchbowl Gallery

- Graffik Gallery, Notting Hill, London (On going)

- Edinburgh Art Fair represented by Punchbowl Gallery

- Pop Up Exhibition, Whitstable Museum

- Manchester Art Fair, represented by Punchbowl Gallery

 

2017   - Edinburgh Art Fair represented by Punchbowl Gallery

               - Buy Art Fair Manchester represented by Punchbowl Gallery 

- Solo Show 'Signs of the Times' Underdog Gallery, London Bridge

- Henley Festival, Oxford (Exhibition) & Festival Entrance Walls and Bar Paint

- Urban Obsession, The Horsebridge Gallery, Whitstable

- Pop Up Exhibition, Whitstable Museum

- Reading Contemporary Art Fair

- The Other Art Fair (TOAF) London, Victoria House

- Talented Art Fair London, Truman Brewery 

- Oxford International Art Fair

2016   - Xmas Exhibition Underdog Gallery, London Bridge

- Exhibit Here, OXO Bargehouse, London

- Gold, BSMT Space, London

- Flux Art Fair, London, Truman Brewery 

- Pop Up Exhibition, Whitstable Museum

- Pop Up Exhibition, Fishslab Gallery, Whitstable

- Urbanize II, The Pie Factory, Margate

- Henley Festival, Oxford (Exhibition) plus Festival Live Paint

- Urban Obsession, The Horsebridge Gallery, Whitstable

2015   - Xmas Exhibition Underdog Gallery, London Bridge

- Urbanize, The Pie Factory, Margate

- Henley Festival,Oxford (Exhibition) & Paddington Station, London (Promotional Live Paint)

- Pop Up Exhibition, Fishslab Gallery, Whitstable

- Artist Residency, Siem Reap, Cambodia (2014-15)

2014   - Stencil Art Prize Finalist, Ambush Gallery, Sydney

- Urban Obsession, The Horsebridge Gallery, Whitstable

- The Locals, The Horsebridge Gallery, Whitstable

- Henley Festival, Oxford (Exhibition)

- Pop Up Exhibition, Fishslab Gallery, Whitstable

- Pop Up Exhibition, Show Off Gallery, Whitstable

2013   - Deco 5, Whitstable

- Pop Up Exhibition, Fishslab Gallery, Whitstable

2012 - Cut above II, Espionage Gallery, Adelaide

2011  - Africa Influenced, Deco 5, Whitstable

tommygurr@hotmail.com

Tel: +44 (0) 7549 910 029

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