ABOVE: Camden Centre for Learning, Architype
Catherine was the lead architect for the Camden Centre for Learning School

The school’s fencing is an artwork undertaken in collaboration with the students: a chain link screen with a metal “embroidery” of flowers.

Photograph by Dennis Gilbert


Catherine studied fine art at City Lit, London during a 2-year course in 2016-2017. Between 2017 and 2020, she developed her artwork in independent study under the direction of John Ros of Studio Ell, New York.

Catherine’s art practice is informed by her early training and work as an architect. She studied architecture at University of Waterloo, Canada (Bachelor of Environmental Studies) and the Architectural Association, UK (Diploma Architecture, RIBA 2). She is a registered Client Adviser at the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) and works part-time at Architype, a leading UK architectural practice.

Her experience has led to an expertise in coordinating art and design projects, and she has worked with schools, community groups, environmental groups and charities. Catherine has been involved in teaching architectural students for many years. She is a regular visiting lecturer and critic in the AED Masters programme at the University of Westminster and is a visiting tutor at the Bartlett School of Architecture. She has been an invited lecturer at universities in the UK, Canada and Portugal.

Born in Canada, Catherine is based in Hackney, London. She is a participant in alt:mfa, a peer led art study group based in London, and is a member of the anti-fracking campaign group FrackOff London. Catherine participates in a peer-led group of artists researching Art & Activism. Grant funding was received from a-n Artist Information Company – see https://www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/art-activism-the-peer-led-research-group/


Small-file Media Festival, Vancouver, Canada; August 2020
Film name: “Visiting Each Other”
Short film made in March, 2020

Group Projects Gallery, Andrews Street, London E8; May 2019

Exhibit Title – “Plosives!”
Art works – Two wall mounted sculptures: “Fake News”

Ugly Duck Gallery, Tanner Street, London SE1; February 2019

Art Work – sculpture “Site Unseen: Industrial Residue Series 22”

Transport for London Gallery in Walthamstow; October 2018
Exhibit Title – “Hidden in Plain Sight” 
Art Work – Drawing “Circuits of Migrant Paths, UK”

Group Projects Gallery, Andrews Street, London E8; May 2018

Exhibit Title – “Respond to the Future!”
Art work – sculpture “Industrial Residue Series 01”

Group Exhibit at Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green Road, London, E2; July 2017
Exhibit Title – “Group Works”
Art works – “Beneath the Surface” artworks in this exhibit included a site specific installation in the gallery entitled “Aerial View of Fracking Equipment”, along with Catherine’s sculptures and screenprints. See Art Project “Beneath the Surface” for exhibit photos.

“Touring Lincoln’s Inn Fields”, as part of London Festival of Architecture; July 2019
CLICK HERE to read about Catherine Harrington’s Artwalks.

Alt:mfa Online Residency, organised by Debora Mo & Catherine Harrington; Spring 2020
Group Residency at Kelder Gallery, London; February 2019
Alt:mfa Residency at Group Projects Studio, London; May 2019
Alt:mfa Residency at Group Projects Studio, London; May 2018

Seminar at Anthropology & Geography Conference
“Dialogues Past, Present & Future”; September 2020
Presentation – “Urban Borderlands”

Seminar at LARC (London Action Resource Centre); February 2019
“Artist Charlotte Prodger and Geographer Doreen Massey – connecting concepts of identity”