Molly Hankinson (b. 1996, UK)                                 



Second-class Honours; Upper Division, The Glasgow School of Art, BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting and Printmaking, 

2014 - 2018.


Selected Exhibitions

November-December 2020, 'Love in the Time of COVID', The Alchemy Experiment, Glasgow.

October 2020, 'Jack Arts: Your Space or Mine', Site Specific street art display across Glasgow.

February 2020, 'Affordable Art Exhibition & Auction' the Alchemy Experiment, Glasgow.

February 2020, ‘Build Love, Break Walls’, Bermondsey Project Space, London.

December 2019, ‘Weans World II’, The New Glasgow Society, Glasgow.

December 2019, ‘The Auction Collective: Christmas Auction’, Menier Gallery, London.

May-June 2019, ‘Molly Hankinson in Residence’, The Variety Bar, Glasgow

September-May 2018/19, 'Aon Community Art Award', Leadenhall Building, City of London.

March 2019, 'CLASH! Vol 1 Topic: Femininty',South Block Gallery, Glasgow

July-August 2018, Best of Degree Show 2018, Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow.

June 2018, 'The Glasgow School of Art Graduate Degree Show', The Tontine Building, Glasgow.

March 2018, 'An Exhibition of 5 Artists',13 Rupert Street, Glasgow.

May 2017, 'Material Girl', The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow.

April 2017, 'Series Three', The Glue Factory, Glasgow.

June 2016, '25% Extra', The Laurieston Arches, Glasgow.


Other Achievements 

Selected to be a part of Jack Art's nationwide public street art campaign, 'Your Space or Mine' 

Shortlisted for The Clarice Pears design and development project.

Selected for the 12-month Graduate Studio Residency at SWG3 Studio Warehouse 2018-2019.

Selected for the 2018 Aon Community Art Award.

Selected in 2012 for my work to displayed in the Haberdasher’s Hall, City of London for 12 months.


Projects and Commissions

'NSWP' - I created 8 new original artworks for The Global Network of Sex Work Projects, illustrating the eight human rights set out in their consensus statement, to be used as advocacy tools.

'POET IN DA CORNER' - I produced the original album artwork and published play text cover for critically acclaimed theatre show, 'Poet in da Corner'.

‘FREDDY & HICKS’ – I produced five original illustrations and a large-scale indoor mural for the independent street food company Freddy & Hicks. 

'CLARICE PEARS PROJECT' I was shortlisted to work on the development of a repeat pattern design to be used on the exterior copper cladding of the new centre for health and wellbeing building, as part of the new University of Glasgow campus.

‘SHADO MAG’  I am currently one of shado Mag’s resident illustrators, having created the artwork cover for their new podcast series, as well as contributing to their online and printed publications.

‘BARRAS ART AND DESIGN’ - I produced a poster illustration for BAad’s Easter Sunday music festival in April 2019.

‘PAGES OF THE SEA’ I executed a 30x30m sand portrait on Ayr beach as part of Danny Boyle’s commemoration of Armistice Day, commissioned by 14-18 Now and The National Theatre of Scotland in November 2018.                                                                           

‘YOUNG BLOOD’  I worked in collaboration with a graphic designer to produce a copy image of a new production being produced by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The Gaiety Theatre in Ayr which involves both institutions’ Young Theatre Companies.                                                    

‘HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS’ I have so far created ten poster designs for a renowned touring club night in London, Leeds and Manchester.



Carrick, Heather: "Gorbals Art: Glasgow-based Artist Launches Street Exhibition in City Locations", Glasgow Times, 16 October 2020.

Lee, Iona: "Molly Hankinson on Social Media, Femininity and Taking up Space", Bella Caledonia, 15 October 2020.

Cowan, Katie: "Bold and Lush Detailed Illustrations by Molly Hankinson that Celebrate Glasgow and its Women", Creative Boom, 15 October 2020.

shado Mag, "WEN - The feminist green New Deal", shado Mag - Climate Justice (Issue 3), 7 September 2020.

Jenkins, Carla: "Female-led Food Collective Celebrate Southside Cafe with Mural by Glasgow Artist", Glasgow Live, 22 August 2020.

shado Mag, "Alketa Xhafa Mripa", shado Mag - Global Womxnhood (Issue 2), 12 July 2019.

Mansfield, Susan: “Susan Mansfield on The Glasgow School of Art’s Degree Show”, The Scotsman, 2 June 2018.

Patience, Jan: “Galleries: Glasgow School of Art Degree Show”, The Herald, 2 June 2018.



Private Collections in London (UK), Glasgow (UK), Edinburgh (UK), Newcastle (UK), Leeds (UK), Montejaque (Spain), Barnham (UK)