Grace McMurray

Grace McMurray:

Grace McMurray lives and works in Belfast and Rathfriland, County Down.  She studied Fine Art Sculpture (BA) at Wimbledon College of Art, graduating in 2008.  McMurray has exhibited in Hong Kong, London, Canterbury, Cheltenham, Falmouth, Westport, Manorhamilton, Cavan, Portadown, Belfast and Banbridge.  Her work has been chosen for the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2015 and 2017. She came second in the David Todd/Landmark fine art prize in 2008.


‘I make and remake geometric digital patterns, block building, creating gradients of an illusion.  I use traditional, crafted labour processes, to slow down the visual registration of information.  I set out to create the emotional landscape of literary works, specifically referencing the recurring themes of fear and loss in the poetry of Sylvia Plath.’







“Belfast Open Studios returns for its fifth annual insight into the tremendous creative activity that is going on all around […]

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QSS member Grace McMurray selected for the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition

Congratulations to Grace McMurray whose artwork ‘Monochrome Isometric Weave’ (paint on ribbon, 40 x 30 cm) has been selected for the Royal […]

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Grace McMurray | Woven Polyhedra at the Ulster University Art Gallery

Dates: April 12 – May 12, 2018 Venue: Belfast School of Art, York Street, Belfast, BT15 1ED   A polyhedra […]

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QSS Christmas Show

QSS is delighted to present its annual Christmas Show which this year focuses on small works by Belfast-based artists. All […]

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Gallery 545 launch exhibition at QSS

Opening: Wednesday 8th November, 6pm – 9m Exhibition dates: 8th – 18th November 2017 Times: Tuesday-Thursday, 10am – 5pm | Friday – […]

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Grace McMurray selected for 2017 Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition

QSS member Grace McMurray, has been selected for the 2017 Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition – the largest and longest-running annual […]

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Unafraid Blue at QSS Gallery

Opening: Thursday 7th September, 18.00 – 21.00 Exhibition dates: 8th – 28th September 2017 Times: Tuesday-Thursday, 10.00 – 17.00   Unafraid […]

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QSS Members' Exhibition 2016


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Family Art Tour & Workshop with Young at Art

Enjoy an exclusive free tour and workshop around one of Belfast’s most exciting artist’s studios, QSS Bedford Street. Discover art […]

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Print Salon - #buythedozen

Print Salon  Belfast Print Workshop  Print Salon focuses on the various roles played by printmaking as an artform and as […]

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