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Queanbeyan, ACT, Australia
Kate Murphy graduated with First Class Honours and was awarded the University Medal from the Canberra School of Art, Australian National University in 1999. In 2005 she completed a Master of Fine Arts at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney. Murphy won the 2004 Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship, which she undertook in 2006, travelling to the UK and Ireland, where she was international artist in residence at the Fire Station Artists’ Studios in Dublin. In 2007 she was awarded an Australia Council for the Arts residency at the Greene Street studio in New York. In 2008 Murphy received a New Work Grant (Established) from the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts. Her first solo exhibition, 'Britney Love’ was held in 2000 at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, following a residency there. Her other solo exhibitions include 'Cry me a Future’, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra in 2009, 'Rehearsal at Virgin Mary Church’, Dublin in 2007, 'Britney Love’ at Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin in 2006 and 'Placing the Camera’ at Performance Space, Sydney in 2005. Murphy’s five-channel video installation, Prayers of a Mother was acquired by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne and presented in the major exhibition 'Remembrance + the Moving Image: Reverberation’ (2003) curated by Ross Gibson. More recently, Prayers of a Mother was acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and exhibited in New Acquisitions 2007, curated by Rachel Kent. Excerpt from Scanlines (ARC Research project) Writers: Date written: Last updated:
b. 1977
Sydney-based video artist who was the recipient of the 2004 Helen Lempriere Travelling Art Scholarship.
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