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E12 FREE Spencer Murphy 'Urban Dirt Bikers' Exhibition, Artists Talk & Book Signing

  • Francesca Maffeo Gallery 284 Leigh Road Leigh-on-Sea Essex SS9 1BW (map)

Francesca Maffeo Gallery welcomes back Spencer Murphy to celebrate our 1 year anniversary.  The gallery will be hosting a small exhibition, artists talk and book signing of Murphy's newest body of work 'Urban Dirt Bikers' published by Hoxton Mini Press in May 2017.

Whatever their ride – dirt bikes, quads, mopeds – tearing up tarmac and pulling stunts on industrial estates and city streets is self-expression. In the face of the law and a hostile public, they are united by a passion and a way of life that few outsiders appreciate. Spencer Murphy explores the subculture of dirt bikers in London, capturing an unchartered underground ‘BikeLife’ scene that is growing in popularity.

Often hidden in industrial estates or disused airstrips where they won’t draw too much unwanted attention from the public or the police, riders will gather on the weekends for secret ride-outs, demonstrating immense skill as they pull all manner of stunts. Murphy’s accomplished portraits capture the style and attitude of a movement that is life or death for its followers, and his images are accompanied by a selection of quotes, giving us an insight into the minds of these thrill-seeking riders.

Free entry - simply register via our gallery events page

Refreshments provided.