Approved: 22.04.2015

Laura Moreton-Griffiths

Artist, Curator, Project manager, Teacher, Writer

Approved: 22.04.2015
  • Location: London, UK Wide

Artist Statement

Artist Statement

From a young age, I have had a strong sense that things aren’t right. That there is a structure in place that privileges the few over the many. I now know that the structure is built and maintained by the stories we are told, through time and generations, orally, in written words and the images of our cultures. The stories train us to think that the imbalance, injustice, and ultimately the anthropocide of Capitalism is the natural product of our societies. The training is a slow accretion of tradition and ideologies, and in the entanglement, we cannot help but be complicit. My philosophical practice is my resistance.

My works are unapologetically wonky. Tender, funny, political, soulful, conflicting, sad. They are my attempt to figure the structure, reconfiguring ideas and images from our histories and cultures. Seeking something different, something new, I work with the outmoded genre of history painting and the accessible and iconoclastic graphic novel, to create speculative histories, past, present and future. I wonder whether new ways of telling and imaging history that encourages participation, can place us in a new relationship with the present, in our story as it unfolds, so that we are better equipped to enter a future of social justice and participatory parity.

Working across disciplines, I mix traditional processes and techniques with interactive technologies to create immersive storytelling events in the real world, digitally and virtually.

CV & Education


2019 - 2021 Royal College of Art. Contemporary Art Practice, Critical Practice

2019 Drawing Intensive, The Royal Drawing School

2016 - 2019 Turps Correspondence Course

2005 - 2008 Camberwell College of Art BA (Hons)

1993 The ARTEC (Interactive Multimedia)

1986 St Martins School of Art (Foundation)

Competitions Awards Prizes


Artquest The PEER FORUM Award 2018. Cubitt, London


Arts Council England Grants for the Art Award

London Creative Network programme at SPACE. London


Residency. Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. London


Finders Keepers. SLWA Residency, Visual Arts Award shortlisted. Southwark Arts Forum

Finders Keepers. SLWA Residency, Community Arts Award nomination. SAF

Hidden Narratives Dangerous Erasions, SLWA, Big Draw Award Runner Up. The Big Draw


Dinner Party, SAFTA Visual Arts Award. Southwark Arts Forum

Inspired London, Fold Gallery. London


CG @ Deptford X, Core Gallery. London

Artworks Open 2010, Barbican Arts Group Trust. London

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010. London

Selected exhibitions


Work Shop at Bell House for Dulwich Festival, London

Spike Island Open Studios (Studio 105), Bristol 

Still Life. Asylum Chapel, London 

Gallery Below, St Mary-le-Bow Church Cheapside, London


Art Car Boot Fair. Granary Square King's Cross and Lambeth, London

Genesis Light Magic. St John's Bethnal Green, London         

Strong and Stable. Asylum Chapel, London 

Why Don't You?... HQ. Art Licks Weekend, Peckham, London

Altered States. The London Group. The Crypt, St John's, Waterloo, London

Craft+Conflict. Rural Touring Scheme. Cumbria, Co Durham & Northumberland

Dreaming Awake at Safe House 1. Dulwich Festival. Peckham, London 

Pillow Talk at Uniqlo Tate Lates February. Tate Modern, London


Rye Winter Salon Show. Rye Creative Centre. Rye

Lucky 7 Rides Again. Art Licks Weekend, Peckham. London

Showcase, The Subculture Archives, Carnaby Street. London

Showcase, the London Creative Network at SPACE. London

The Arches Studios Dulwich Open House, Peckham. London

Spike Island Open. Bristol

Pay And Display. Centrespace Gallery. Bristol

London Creative Network programme at SPACE. London

Blink. Market Peckham, SLWA. London


Olympic Dreams. Market, Peckham. London

Pillow Talk at BBC 100 Women. Broadcasting House. London

Hidden Narratives Dangerous Erasions. Women Centre Stage, Hampstead Theatre. London

Pillow Talk at TEDx UCLWomen. London

Bankley Open. Bankley Studios and Gallery. Manchester

Return of the Lucky Seven. Art Licks Weekend, Peckham. London

Olympic Dreams. Residency at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre and Ladywell Athletics Track. London

Annual Open #32, CGP London. London

Sluice_ Space and Space Time Agency, The Averard Hotel. London

Pillow Talk, SLWA and the Women's Art Library, Brixton East. London


Lucky Seven. Why Don’t You…? Art Licks Weekend. London

Annual Open #31, CGP London. London

Live Drawing. One Nation Under a Groove, Festival of Love, Southbank Centre. London

Finders Keepers. SLWA Residency, Visual Arts Award shortlisted. Southwark Arts Forum

Finders Keepers. SLWA Residency, Community Arts Award nomination. SAF

Eye music, Dulwich Festival, The Arches Courtyard Space. London

Say what! Gambardella Art. London

Burlesque & Allegory, Asylum. London

Urban, Brixton East, SLWA. London

South London Art Map Last Fridays, The Arches Studios. London


Finders Keepers Losers Weepers, Conway Hall. London

Hidden Narratives Dangerous Erasions, Deptford X. London

Friends Open, Dulwich Picture Gallery. London

Pentapaper 'The Machine of Visual Delights’, Alternative Village Fete with Homeliveart, National Theatre. London

Summer Open, The Arches Studios. London

South London Art Map Last Fridays, The Arches Studios. London

That's Not What, Hide Gallery Leathermarket. London


#APublicAiring. @theWHYfront. Deptford, Southbank, Parliament Square, London

#ItsInTheBag as Parliament Week Partner. @theWHYfront, Hide Gallery, London

The Fine Art of Ceramics. Hide Gallery Leathermarket, London

Artlicks Weekend. Hide Gallery Leathermarket, London

Swimming Against The Tide. Hide Gallery Leathermarket, London

From The Archive. Bermondsey Street Festival, London

Piece work. Espacio Gallery, London

Zeitgeist Summer Exhibition. ASC Studios, London

Summer Open at The Arches, London

Brixton Art Trail, London

Curious Exchange, London

#DinnerParty. I'm Inside, Ring The Bell! SLWA at 4749 Tanner St, London

SLWA Postcard Exhibition. WoW at The Royal Festival Hall, London

Inspired London. KnowMore, Fold Gallery, London

International Postcard Show. Surface Gallery, Nottingham

Between Lines. The Arches Courtyard Space, London

Tender. SLWA at The Stephen Lawrence Centre, London


Snap! SLWA at Bankside Gallery, London

Asylum, London

South London Art Map Last Fridays. The Arches, London

Annual Open #28. CGP London

Studio based exhibition. Martell Road Studios, Dulwich Open House, London

Myths are private dreams. Dreams are private myths. SLWA at Dulwich Library, London


RyanRooneySpace as part of Dulwich Open House, London

Glimpsed. SLWA at House Gallery, London

From Blake to Space. House Gallery, London

South London Art Map Last Fridays. The Arches, London

SLWA at Dulwich Library, London

Property crime: Marxist postcard. Toutes Directions, London

Open Exhibition. CGP London


CG @ Deptford X. Core Gallery, London

Artworks Open 2010. Barbican Arts Group Trust, London

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010. Jerwood Space, London

South London Women Artists. Dulwich Library, London

Open at The Arches, London

Peckham Space Open, London

RyanRooneySpace as part of Dulwich Open House, London


Open at The Arches, London

Advent Window Community Project. Tealeaf Arts Gallery, London

RyanRooneySpace, London

Dulwich Open House, London

Celebrating Women Artists. SLWA at Dulwich Library, London


Recent Graduates Exhibition. The Affordable Art Fair, London

Open at The Arches, London

Open Exhibition. CGP London

Degree Show. Camberwell College of Art, London


InsideOutside. Mile End Art Pavilion, London

Cornered. Centenary Gallery, London



Essay by Anna McNay Art writer and Assistant Editor, Art Quarterly. Art-Corpus

SPACE / LCN Participant Feature. London Creative Network at SPACE

Nympenburg Trials. Lighthouse Journal. Gatehouse Press

Matriarchs Monsters Feral Children. Wolf Crossing. The Learned Pig (online)

Nympenburg Trials. Lighthouse Journal. Gatehouse Press

Olympic Dreams. Art Reveal Magazine p76-81


Marvin Gaye Chetwydn in conversation. ArtVerve Magazine. Issue 6. SLWA Publishing

Olympic Dreams Zine.

Featured on homepage callout. Axisweb

Women On The Frontline. ArtVerve Magazine. Issue 5. SLWA Publishing

In photos: Pillow Talk at Brixton East. Mike Urban, BrixtonBuzz


SLWA Art School. ArtVerve Magazine. Issue 3. SLWA Publishing

Liberties Review. ArtVerve Magazine. Issue 4. SLWA Publishing

Eye music – a rare exhibition. Dulwich OnView

Hidden Narratives Dangerous Erasions, SLWA, Big Draw Award Runner Up. The Big Draw

The 365 Artists 365 Days Project. Online publication, Wisconsin

The 365 Artists 365 Days Project. Online publication, Wisconsin


Finders Keepers Losers Weepers. Archaelogy of mind. SLWA Publishing

The Dinner Party. SLWA Publishing

A PUBLIC AIRING. Sexism affects us all. Feminist & Women's Studies Association


Featured Artist Member. Artlyst 26.07.13

200 Magazine. Issue 6. Quarterly magazine, available online, app & in print p.144

Art Of The Week #1. Twenty Something London online showcase

The Personal is Political. UK Parliament

Piecework. Exhibition catalogue by Jackie Brown, Pia Randall & Pat Kaey

Artist Quarterly Autumn 2013. Tour London Art Trail 4 Peckham p.59

The Feminist and Women’s Studies Association. FWSA Blog. A PUBLIC AIRING

Visual Creativity. 2nd edition: a showcase of painting & illustration


snap! SLWA diary catalogue. Text by Dr Lara Perry, Althea Greenan & Sarah Sparkes


Landscape = Landskip. Onestepfastforward. Art Architecture Design blog

SLWA at Bankside. Exhibition catalogue

Women and Books. SLWA exhibition catalogue

Brighten Your Life. Dulwich OnView

Glimpsed. by Kim Thornton. Dulwich OnView


Review: From Blake To Space. By Cat Weiner, The Londonist.

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010 Exhibition Review. by Amelia Gregory, Amelia's Magazine

Becoming Part of Something, by Rosalind Davis. Project blogs. Artists Talking

Pastoral Parody. by Anna Maria Di Brina, Dulwich OnView


The Affordable Art Fair. Recent Graduates section of catalogue

Things Magazine. Royal College of Art online publication