Idris Murphy – Paintings

  • Idris Murphy Empyrean exhibition 2019

    Idris Murphy - Paintings, Idris Murphy - Sculptures, Idris Murphy - Works on Paper
    Empyrean: scattering of stars is the intriguing title of the 2019 exhibition of leading Australian landscape artist Idris Murphy. In this sneak preview film, Idris talks with characteristic intelligence and humour about the work to be featured in the show, and gives us some insight into his philosophical and creative approach. The film was shot in April 2019 in Idris's studio in Kurnell in Sydney, just days before the exhibition opening, and Idris is surrounded by his works, some newly painted. The film was shot by Sean O'Brien, who has been collaborating with Idris on films since they first worked together in 2001 for the renowned arts documentary Two Thirds Sky. The exhibition will run at the King Street Gallery on William in Sydney from May 14 to June 8, 2019.
  • Idris Murphy – Six Artists | Seven Days

    Idris Murphy - Paintings, Elisabeth Cummings - Paintings, Lucy Culliton
    7 August – 31 August 2013 The exhibition features paintings and works on paper by Elisabeth Cummings, Idris Murphy, Peter Godwin, John Peart, Lucy Culliton and works by acclaimed photographer Jason Capobianco. Six Artists | Seven Days is the culmination of a project that began over a year ago when the artists were invited to spend a week exploring the 320,668 hectares of protected wilderness working closely with scientists from AWC’s Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary in the Kimberley. AWC is a registered not for profit organisation whose mission is the effective conservation of all Australian animals and their habitats. AWC manages 23 sanctuaries covering over three million hectares across Australia, with 80% of their staff working on the ground to implement conservation programs such as fire management and carry out strategic scientific research to help turn back the tide of extinctions. The exhibition is a celebration of the Australian landscape and of our continued attempts to see our land from the perspectives of both the artist and the scientist. Lucy Culliton | The Hughes Gallery Elisabeth Cummings | King Street Gallery on William Peter Godwin | Defiance Gallery Idris Murphy | King Street Gallery on William John Peart | Watters Gallery Jason Capobianco | Courtesy of the Artist Directed and produced by Jason Capobianco.
  • Salient – Contemporary artists at the Western Front

    Amanda Penrose Hart - Paintings, Harrie Fasher, Idris Murphy - Paintings, Luke Sciberras - Paintings, Paul Ferman, Wendy Sharpe - Paintings, Ross Laurie - Paintings
    A film by Maria Stoljar from 'Talking with Painters'. Salient, Contemporary artists at the Western Front is a travelling exhibition in NSW, 2018–2020.

    In 2017 twelve leading Australian artists visited the First World War battlefields of the Western Front, a century after the conflict that claimed so many lives.

    This exhibition brings together the works they created in response to the experience.

    For more information visit the website
  • Idris Murphy – Two Thirds Sky

    Idris Murphy - Paintings

    Leading Australian landscape artist Idris Murphy in the film Two Thirds Sky - Artists in Desert Country.

    Two Thirds Sky reveals different ways of seeing the Australian desert. It follows the creative journeys of five contemporary artists – Indigenous and non-Indigenous – from blank canvas to finished painting. Each artist has a different relationship to the land they paint yet all are attempting to express their identity and sense of belonging through their work. The featured artists are Peter Sharp, Jenny Sages, Idris Murphy, Judy Watson, and Gloria Petyarre. Written and Directed by Sean O'Brien.
  • Idris Murphy, Tide-Lands

    Idris Murphy - Works on Paper, Idris Murphy - Paintings, Idris Murphy - Sculptures
    Renowned landscape artist Idris Murphy walks and talks us through his exhibition Tide-Lands at the King Street Gallery on William, Sydney July 2015. Produced by Sean O'Brien. As an artist with a long background in teaching as well as painting, Idris is a keen communicator. He's happy to share not only the paintings, but the creative process behind the work, the places and people that inspire him. In this way, Idris gives us a rare glimpse into the act of painting and the life of an artist.
  • Your Friend The Enemy, Gallipoli

    Amanda Penrose Hart - Paintings, Leo Robba, Peter O'Doherty, Elisabeth Cummings - Paintings, Idris Murphy - Paintings
    Documentary film maker Bruce Inglis travelled to Gallipoli in 2014 with a group of Australian and New Zealand artists to document painting in the landscape and the human figure in the landscape. Full length DVD available through SYNC Pictures and King Street Gallery on William. $35.00 DVD plus postage. $20.00 Catalogue plus postage
  • Idris Murphy & Paul Martin at Warburton Gallery, Edinburgh

    Idris Murphy - Works on Paper, Paul Martin Invited artist, Idris Murphy - Paintings, Idris Murphy - Sculptures
    Following on from King Street Gallery's exhibition 'Landscape inscape' featuring works by Idris Murphy and Scottish artist Paul Martin, Paul takes us through their current exhibition 'Edgelands' on view at Warburton Art Gallery, Edinburgh.
  • Idris Murphy, Studio Visit

    Idris Murphy - Works on Paper, Idris Murphy - Paintings, Idris Murphy - Sculptures
    Leading Australian contemporary landscape painter Idris Murphy shows and talks us through his methods in the studio. Idris has brought back several paintings which he began in the field, in places such as Fowlers Gap and Mutawintji in far west NSW. Amongst many topics, Idris discusses colour, composition, use of paint, memory, evoking place, and real presence. Filmed in May 2013 at Idris's studio in Kurnell, Sydney. Sean O'Brien