5th September 2019

Hannah Starkey announced as first Artist in Residence at Guildhall

Hannah Starkey has been appointed as the inaugural Artist in Residence at Guildhall, the seat of the City of London’s governing body.

In response to the City of London Corporation’s invitation to UK-based fine artists to apply for the three-month residency (2 September – 29 November), focusing on ‘Celebrating City Women’, the Belfast-born photographer has proposed creating seven large format images.

“Heroic and epic, multi-generational and multi-cultural” in tone and appearance, the photographs will depict the day-to-day life of women working around Guildhall and in the City more widely, and reflect and celebrate their diversity.

Hannah Starkey has previously presented her work in solo and group exhibitions around the world and most recently, at the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Tom Hoffman, the City of London Corporation’s Chief Commoner, originated the idea of an Artist in Residence at Guildhall, shortly after taking up his appointment earlier this year.