Wendy McMurdo RSA's work (photography, film and new media) explores the ways in which technology influences early learning.


McMurdo exploits the artistic possibilities offered by scientific progress in her work and raises questions about the effect new virtual technologies have on human beings.


In 2020 she first exhibited Night Garden, a piece which explored the relationship between death, renewal and our relationship to the natural world. Night Garden was commissioned and shown as part of Florilegium: A gathering of flowers, the inaugural biennial exhibitionmarking the creation of Climate House at the Royal Botanic Gardens.


Wendy McMurdo RSA was born in Edinburgh where she initially studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art. In the late 80s she moved to New York and to the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and on returning, began to work with photography, which she has done so ever since.


In 2015 she was awarded a PhD by publication for her work on the relationship between photography, the computer and the representation of childhood by the University of Westminster. In 2018, she was named as one of the Hundred Heroines, an award created by the Royal Photographic Society to showcase the best of global contemporary female photographic practice.