April Virgoe


BA (Hons) Fine Art - Senior Lecturer

April is an artist and Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Fine Art course and contributes to the MA Creative Practice. She graduated with an MA in painting from the RCA in 1994, and has extensive experience of lecturing in higher education. April has a PGCE in post compulsory education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is currently External Examiner for the University of Chester.

April’s practice is primarily in painting, exploring the interplay between the illusion of real space, the materiality of the painted surface and the regulating structure the support. Her work investigates both typologies of space and subjective, perceptual experience.

She has recently exhibited in : Painting Now at Studio One Gallery in London, Small World, PSMIrabel, Manchester and AIR Gallery, Manchester, Utopia/Dystopia, Bath, Scarborough Prison Drawing Project 2016, April Virgoe & Chris Lillywhite: Disrupt Continuous Readings,20-21 Visual Arts Centre, 2014, and at Transdisciplinary Approaches to the Work of Georges Perec, Teesside University, 2014 Stuft all over Again, Red Gallery, Hull, Critical Impact, University of Hull, 2012; Frequency Drift Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby 2010 and Red Gallery, Hull 2010.


Virgoe, A., Holley, P. and Lillywhite, C. (2016) Lost and found.

Virgoe, A. (2016) The prison project.


Virgoe, A. (2015) Grimsby School of Art architectural façade.

Creative Projects

Virgoe, A. (2019) Phase III le modulor/ Phase IV intersections art/architecture.

Virgoe, A. (2019) Emergence.

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