Behind the Campaign: Christabel Macgreevy

Christabel Macgreevy
The Tutamen campaign takes inspiration from The Royal Mint’s history of portraiture on coins, featuring creative personalities who embody modern Britain, including London based interdisciplinary artist Christabel MacGreevy.

Christabel MacGreevy (b. 1991) is a British artist living and working in London. Her interdisciplinary practice is concerned with myth, love, and memory explored through folklore, art history and personal mythology, explored through the interplay of the personal and the universal.


MacGreevy uses storytelling and an idiosyncratic iconography to express what we may struggle to say in words; identity, masculinity, femininity, and what it is to experience the human condition, with its complexities, joys, miseries, furies and madness.


MacGreevy's works explore ideas of memory, identity and the human inclination to transform the significance of the inanimate, or overlooked object into a personal shrine. Her bold drawing practice has an emphasis on pattern, colour and graphic lines lending itself to an expanded practice which includes collage, printmaking, textiles and more recently, ceramic sculpture.


MacGreevy studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, London (2010) and the Ecole de Beaux Arts, Paris (2013), before completing her Postgraduate diploma from The Royal Drawing School, London (2016). Her work has been widely exhibited internationally, both in group shows and solo exhibitions.


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The new Tutamen jewellery range takes its name from the Latin inscription ‘Decus et Tutamen’ which first appeared on the edge of 17th century British coins, translating as ‘an ornament and a safeguard’.