'Urban Dirt Bikers'

An Artists' Talk & Book Signing with Spencer Murphy


Saturday 17th June 2017 / 2pm

Come and join us on Saturday 17th June 2017  at 2pm to hear Murphy discuss his newest work 'Urban Dirt Bikers' which is on show until 15th July 2017 at Francesca Maffeo Gallery.

Following the talk Murphy will be available to sign copies of his book, published recently by Hoxton Mini Press.

In this body of work Murphy explores the subculture of dirt bikers in London, capturing an unchartered underground ‘Bike Life’ scene that is growing in popularity.

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. 

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.

Booking Information

Registration for this event is FREE

Email:  education@francescamaffeogallery for enquiries

Refreshments will be provided for this event.