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Molly Hankinson is a visual artist from London, currently based in Glasgow. She graduated in Fine Art: Painting and Printmaking from The Glasgow School of Art (2018), and was then awarded the graduate studio residency at SWG3 Studio Warehouse, where she now has her permanent studio. Molly looks at the honest and unapologetic representation of people and communities through an intersectional feminist lens, with an unparalleled and celebratory reclamation and ownership of space evident in her work. Incorporating the aesthetics of bright and considered colour placement with use of continuous line, Molly creates ‘bold and subtly detailed, inclusive celebrations of feminine vitality’.

She works across a broad range of artistic practices, from large-scale mural work, to painting, printmaking, and hand-drawn and digital illustration.

Clients include The Body Shop, Sky Arts, Fritz Kola, Scottish Football Association, Coppafeel!, Chivas Regal, and the Global Network of Sex Work Projects.

COMMUNITy & workshops


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

Selected for the 2018 Aon Community Art Award.

Selected for Sixfoot Gallery's 'Best of Scottish Degree Shows'.

Selected Press


Rawlings, Charlotte: "'Art is controversial': the power of street art in the digital age"

Campaign, April 2023

Williams, Craig: "Glasgow mural artist in tribute to the ‘forgotten’ Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh"

The Herald, 16th October 2022.

MacWhirter, Marissa: "Artist inspired by two Partick women for new Glasgow mural"

The Glasgow times, 17 June 2022.

Patience, Jan: "Get on board with brilliant street art at Glasgow’s SWG3"

The Sunday Post, 12 December 2021.

Brown, Hannah: "St James Quarter: Glasgow-based artist creates self-love mural for Edinburgh The Body Shop concept store"

Edinburgh Evening News, 28th June 2021.

Brown, Hannah: "'Have a Belter': Glasgow-based Artists Team up to Create Large-scale Colourful Mural for Beer Gardens Reopening at SWG3's Yardworks in Glasgow"

The Scotsman, 28th April 2021.

Brown, Hannah: "'It Makes People Feel Proud of Where They Come From': Female Artists Part of Colourful Project to Rejuvenate the Southside of Glasgow With Mural Art Trail"

The Scotsman, 14th April 2021

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.

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.

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