Artists in Schools

Three children wearing masks made as part of Artists in schools project

Masks by Year Five St. Brigid’s R.C. Primary School with artist Tess Hills

Artists in Schools

Susie MacMurray

Artwork by Susie MacMurraySusie uses sculpture, installation and drawing in her practice. She exhibits regularly in the UK and abroad and her work is held in public and private collections around the world. Susie is a member of the Suite Studio group based in Salford and was recently shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Susie works with pupils of all ages including lecturing at colleges and on under/post graduate courses.  Visit Susie's website.

Katy McCall

Abstract painting created by Katy McCall

Katy studied Fine Art Painting at Chelsea College of Art and has exhibited throughout the UK. Her work as a gallery educator has engaged a wide variety of groups including school children, travelling communities, rough sleepers and young people. Projects include co-ordinating ‘Visual Dialogues’, an interactive exhibition that explored the themes ‘conflict and resolution’ and featured two artworks on loan from Tate Britain.


Jim Medway

Oxford Road at Night (detail) by Jim Medway, 2002Jim is well known for observations of urban life in his paintings and drawings depicting cat people. His work can be found in the Arts Council Collection, The Government Art Collection and here at Manchester Art Gallery. In Jim's workshops participants explore how to use the medium of comics to tell stories and promote messages.

Visit Jim's website.

Pat Mountford

Artwork by Pat MountfordPat is a painter who explores, experiments and plays with mixed media to create colourful and textural outcomes. By working intuitively to produce an image and not being concerned with controlling what the piece should look like, playful experiments provide an incredible creative process. Other work includes workshops at Christies Hospital and with the homeless through the Booth Centre.


Tess Hills   

      Mask - Tess Hills                                                                                                                               Tess is a visual artist and performer who works extensively in the UK and Australia. She has 14 years experience in the community arts sector and has worked with all age groups. Tess’s projects have a strong emphasis on ‘inclusive’ practice, through exploration and play with a variety of visual arts techniques and materials and with drama games.

Visit Tess's website.