Thompson Hall Artist Monograph


Edited by Mark Sealy and Livvy Murdoch


The first monograph of artist Thompson Hall's work


To advocate for the artist's work and support the professional development of neurodivergent practitioners 


Published by Autograph as part of the EXPLORERS project

ABOUT THE monograph

Thompson Hall is a London-based artist whose colourful palette takes inspiration from artists including Althea McNish, Ronald Moody and Kehinde Wiley, to provide an acute commentary on urgent societal issues around race, inequality and social welfare.

Following Thompson Hall's residency at Autograph in 2022, we worked with the artist and ActionSpace - where Hall is a Resident Artist - to produce the first monograph of Hall's work. Titled Colour Is My Signature, the hardcover publication features more than 30 images across 64 pages, with an introduction from Artistic Director & CEO of ActionSpace, Sheryll Catto, an in conversation between the artist and Autograph's director, Mark Sealy, and a text from curator Linsey Young providing a contemporary context for the work.

Colour Is My Signature foregrounds work produced by Hall since 2016 and is an outcome of the UK-wide EXPLORERS project, highlighting the extraordinary contribution neurodiverse people make to art and culture.

Join us to celebrate the launch of Thompson Hall's new monograph on 30 May at Autograph, with the artist in conversation, drinks and an opportunity to have your book signed.

order the monograph

Thompson Hall: Colour Is My Signature



what we've accomplished so far


750 books printed

In collaboration with Robstolk Amsterdam

release date

Colour Is My Signature  will be released May 2024

new writing

Commissioned for the book


Launch event

We will be publicly launching the book with an event in May 2024

30 works scanned

Documenting Hall's work with professional image scanning provided by Beyond Print 

The making of the monograph

about the artist

Thompson Hall

Thompson Hall is a London based artist. Through abstracted symbols and text, Hall’s work explores the inequalities of society and the world around him regarding politics, social change, marginalisation and, most recently, the impact that Covid-19 has had on our society.

Primarily working with acrylic paint and pastel drawings, Hall’s often colourful palette takes inspiration from artists including Althea McNish, Ronald Moody and Kehinde Wiley. Hall was awarded an Emerging Artist commission and a Micro Grant from Unlimited in 2017 and 2020. He has exhibited in group shows across the UK. He has also had solo exhibitions at Regency Town House in Hove, Brighton Dome, and Glasgow's Project Ability. Thompson Hall is a Resident Artist at ActionSpace. Find out more.

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Part of the project


The national creative programme working towards changing the discourse of how neurodivergent artists are positioned and described in culture.

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Inequality, Marginalisation and Social Change

See more of Hall's works in our online gallery

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Five quick questions

Hall reflects on the first month of his residency at Autograph

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A Call to Care

Hall discusses how Covid-19 has impacted artists with learning disabilities


Racial Inequality and Social Welfare

A selection of works Hall produced during his time on the residency

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Outdoor display

Addressing issues of empire, social welfare, the cost-of-living crisis and the ongoing impacts of Covid-19

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Thompson Hall: Colour Is My Signature was published by Autograph as part of the EXPLORERS Project supported by Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. EXPLORERS is a national creative programme for increasing the visibility and representation of neurodivergent artists in contemporary visual art.  We are grateful to Sheena Calvert at .918 Design and the team at Robstolk Amsterdam for all their work on the monograph.

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Banner image: Thompson Hall: Colour Is My Signature, Mark Sealy and Livvy Murdoch (eds.), published by Autograph, 2024.
Images on page: courtesy of Sheena Calvert
About the artist image: Thompson Hall, courtesy of ActionSpace.
Project image: Thompson Hall, ABP Autograph [detail], 2018 © and courtesy of ActionSpace.