Idris Murphy – Works on Paper

1949 Sydney, NSW, Australia
Education & employment
1988-2007 Lecturer, College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales, Sydney
1997 Head of Drawing, National Art School (NAS), Sydney
1994 Doctorate of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong, NSW
1989 Graduate Diploma (Education), SCAE, Sydney
1987 Lecturer, TAFE School of Art and Design, Sydney
1984-86 Part time lecturer, Alexander Mackie College of Fine Art & City Art  Institute (now COFA)
1982 Lecturer, University of Wollongong, NSW (instrumental in establishing printmaking department of newly founded School of Creative Arts)
1980-82 Part time lecturer, Wollongong TAFE
1976-77 Post Graduate (painting & printmaking), Winchester College of Art, UK
1966-71 Diploma (painting), NAS, Sydney
 Solo exhibitions
2019 Empyrean: scattering of stars, King Street Gallery on William, NSW
2017 Real Presence, King Street Gallery on William
New Work, Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne
2016 Drawing Breath, Works on Paper, King Street Gallery, Sydney
2015 Tide-Lands, King Street Gallery on William
2014 Landscape inscapes, Monotypes with Paul Martin                     King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
2013 Everywhen, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
2011 Interrogating Appearances, King Street Gallery on William
2010 I & Thou: Survey Exhibition 1986-2008, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Idris Murphy at Bett Gallery, Hobart, Tas
2009 I & Thou, King Street Gallery on William
I & Thou: Survey Exhibition 1986-2008, Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2007 new paintings, King Street Gallery on William
2005 equilibrium of contradictions, king street gallery on burton, sydney
Axia Gallery, Melbourne
2004 desert paintings, king street gallery on burton
contemporary australian prints: from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
John Gordon Gallery (in assoc. with king street gallery on burton), Coffs Harbour, NSW
2003 flags of convenience, king street gallery on burton
2002 Desert Country, Axia Modern Art, Melbourne
2001 petrichor, king street gallery on burton
Recent Work, Bonython Meadmore Gallery, Adelaide
1999 works on paper, king street gallery, Sydney
landskips, king street gallery on burton
Recent Work, Axia Modern Art
1997 real presence, king street gallery on burton
1995 constant revision, king street gallery on burton
1993 other roads, king street gallery on burton
1990 New Work, Editions Southbank Galleries, Melbourne
1989 Recent Work, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
New Work, Editions Southbank Galleries
1987 Selected Prints- Sydney Theatre Company, Wharf Theatre, Sydney
1986 Recent Work, Macquarie Galleries
1984 Recent Work, Macquarie Galleries
1983 Recent Work, Macquarie Galleries
Orange Festival, Orange, NSW
1982 Recent Work Macquarie Galleries
1978 Upstream Galleries, London
1974 Recent Work Macquarie Galleries
1972 Recent Work, Macquarie Galleries
Group exhibitions [selected]
2019 Inside/Outside King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
Conversations with Alice Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios, Sydney
2018-2020  Salient – Contemporary Artists on the Western Front, New England Regional Art Museum, NSW; ANZAC Memorial, Sydney; Bank Art Museum, Moree, NSW; Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, NSW; Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW
2018 Salient Melbourne Australia Club, Melbourne VIC
National Art, Part One, NAS Catalogue Page 82-83
100 years on, King Street Gallery on William
Gallipoli Drawings, Newcastle University Art Gallery, Newcastle, NSW
Hadley’s Art Prize Hadley’s Orient Hotel, Hobart, TAS
A Painted Landscape, Ray Hughes Gallery Sydney
The Art of Friendship, Gallery Lane Cove and Creative Studios, Sydney
2017 Artist Profile Australasian Painters, Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
Hadley’s Art Prize Orient Hotel, Hobart, TAS
2016 Paint My Place, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
2015 Packsaddle, New England Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Gallipoli 5, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
2015-7 Country & Western Landscape re-imagined [curated by Gavin Wilson], Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, SH Ervin Gallery and travelling QLD VIC, NT
Your Friend the Enemy, 100 Years On, Gallipoli The ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Your Friend the Enemy, 100 Years On, Gallipoli, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
2015 Hazelhurst Works on Paper Award  Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, NSW
NSW Parliamentary Plein Air Painting Prize NSW Parliament
A Salute: Drawing Show Goulbourn Regional Gallery, NSW
2014 Oz to Waiheke, Waiheke Community Art Gallery NZ
Idris Murphy & Paul Martin, Warburton Art Gallery, Edinbourgh UK
Gallipoli Art Prize, The Gallipoli Club, Sydney
2013 Six Artists Seven Days, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
Packsaddle, New England Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2012/13 Not the Way Home, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney & traveling
2012 KIAF/12 Korean International Art Fair, COEX Building, Seoul
THE BIG PICTURE, King Street Gallery on William, Sydney
Virtual Reality: Interpreting the Landscape, [King Street Gallery @ Newcastle University Gallery] Newcastle, NSW
Fowlers Gap [13 artists paint the desert], Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
Not the Way Home [curated by Owen Craven], S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney & traveling
2010-11 On this Island -Eleven prominent artist paint New Zealand [curated by Owen Craven], Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre,   NSW; Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW; King Street Gallery on William, Sydney; Bowen Galleries, Wellington, New Zealand
2010 Everything and Nothing, King Street Gallery on William
Recent Acquisitions, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Three Artists [Euan Macleod, Idris Murphy, Ann Thompson], Bega Valley Regional Gallery, NSW
Recent Acquisitions, Charles Sturt University Art Collection, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Prints from Cicada Press [curated by Michael Kempson], Bowen Galleries, Wellington, NZ
2009 Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
2008 Stations of the Cross 2008, St Ives Uniting Church, Sydney
NSW Parliament en Plein Air Prize, NSW Parliament House, Sydney
2007 Five x Five, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, COFA, University of NSW, Sydney
2006 king street gallery at doggett street studios [Cummings, Elliott, Murphy, Penrose Hart, Sages], Brisbane, Qld
Painting 2006, John Gordon Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Kedumba Drawing Award, Kedumba Gallery, Blue Mountains Grammar, Wentworth Falls, NSW
2005 Kedumba Drawing Award, Kedumba Gallery, Blue Mountains Grammar
Kings School Art Prize, The Kings School Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
(Going) Out There – Responses to the Remote lands around Fowlers Gap, Arid Zone Research Station North of Broken Hill & Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
2004 Spectrum 2004 [FONAS], Parliament House, Sydney
Fleurieu Prize for Landscape, Adelaide, South Australia
2003 64 years, king street gallery on burton
An Approachable Landscape, Axia Modern Art
2002 Two Thirds Sky- artists in desert country, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Sydney
A Silver Lining & A New Beginning, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, COFA, UNSW
common ground, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
2001 floating, king street gallery on burton
Our Place: Images of Coffs Harbour & Region, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
Views, king street gallery, sydney
Landscapes, Artists Ties Gallery, Canberra
last show of the year, king street gallery on burton
2000 Southern Sydney Artists, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
last show of the year, king street gallery on burton
Melbourne Art Fair 2000 with King Street, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
1999 Schools & Universities Invitational Millennium Art Prize, Schools & Universities Club, Sydney
last show of the year, king street gallery on burton
1998 Staff Exhibition, Ivan Dougherty Gallery
last show of the year, king street gallery on burton
1996 In Process, Ivan Dougherty Gallery
first night, king street gallery
The Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill City Art Gallery, NSW
gallery artists, king street gallery
1995 Ironsides, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
The French Embrace, Alliance Francaise, Sydney
1993-94 Common Ground, University of New South Wales; Broken Hill City Art Gallery, NSW
1994 gallery artists, king street gallery on burton
Australian Contemporary Art Fair 2004, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
1993 Editions, Southbank Galleries
Virtu, Ivan Dougherty Gallery
1992 Manu et Mente, Ivan Dougherty Gallery
Australian Exhibition- Contemporary Binding, National Library of Australia, Canberra
Critic’s Choice, Macquarie Galleries
Blake Prize for Religious Art, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney & touring Australia
1991 The Artist- The Printmaker, Editions Southbank Galleries
The Book and Print Show, University of Wollongong; Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, NSW
1990 Editions, Southbank Galleries
1988 Art Collegium, University of Technology, Sydney
Heretic, National Library of Australia, Canberra
1987 Bushweek, Queensland Arts Council, Brisbane and Queensland Regional Art Centre
Tribute to Lloyd Rees, Macquarie Galleries
Rainforest Show, Macquarie Galleries
1986 The Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1984 Orange Festival, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
The Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
1983 Bushweek, Macquarie Galleries
1982 The Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
1981 The Sulman Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales
1980 The Sulman Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales
1978 Red Show, Thumb Gallery, London
Residencies & awards
2019 NSW State Library Artist in Residence, Sydney
2017 Western Front, France
2016 Moonee Beach, Artist in Residence Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, NSW
2014 Gallipoli Art Prize, Gallipoli Club, Sydney
Gallipoli ‘En plein air’ project conceived by Robert Linnegar- in association with Artist Profile Magazine
Waiheke Artist in Residence & exhibition Waiheke Community Art Gallery NZ
2013 Gallipoli ‘En plein aire’ project conceived by Robert Linnegar- preliminary visit
2011 Fowlers Gap Art in Residence
2009 Working tour or New Zealand’s North Island by invitation of Artist Profile Magazine
2002 Launch screening of ‘Two Thirds Sky- artists in desert country’ Art Gallery of New South Wales (with Gloria Petyarre, Jenny Sages, Peter Sharpe, Judy Watson); additional screenings on SBS
2001-02 Filming of Two Thirds Sky- artists in desert country, produced by Sophie Jackson, directed by Sean O’Brien
1994 Irish Arts Council Studio, Tyron Guthrie Centre, Ireland
1987 French Government Studio, Paris
Moya Doring Memorial Residence, Paris
 1983 Lithographer in Residence, Art Gallery of New South Wales
French Government Studio
 1978 Moya Doring Memorial Residence
1977-79 Dyason Bequests Fund for Australian Artist’s Overseas
1976 Australian Arts Council Special travel scholarship: Europe and America
Rockhampton Art Prize, Rockhampton Regional Art Gallery, Qld
Studio residency, London
Moya Doring Memorial Residence
1975 Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Travel Fellowship
1974 Artist in Residence, Prahran College of Art, Melbourne
1972 Hunters Hill Art Award, Hunters Hill Municipal Council, Sydney
1987 The Heretic- limited edition book in collaboration with author Morris West
1983 Print Series, Art Gallery Society, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Allens National Gallery of Australia, ACT
Art Gallery of New South Wales National Library of Australia, ACT
Artbank, Australia  Northern Rivers CAE, NSW
Australian Graduate School of Management  Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
Australian Library of Art, State Library of Queensland, Qld  Parliament House, Canberra, ACT
Bendigo Regional Art Gallery, NSW  Rockhampton Regional Art Gallery, Qld
Bibliotheque National de Paris  State Library of New South Wales
Brisbane Grammar School, Qld Telecom Collection, Melbourne
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, NSW Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Ireland
Charles Sturt University, NSW UBS Warburg, Sydney
Clot/Bramsen et Georges Studio, Paris Uni of New South Wales
Gallipoli Club, Sydney  The Drill hall, ANU ACT
Kedumba Drawing Collection, NSW Westpac Collection, Australia
Long Gallery & Art Collection, Uni of Wollongong, NSW  Australian National University, Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra
Maccquarie Bank, Australia  Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery
Price Waterhouse Coopers
2018 Manera, Brad: FIELDS OF SACRIFICE, AFR Weekend, Fin Page 39 March 24 – 25
‘The Art of Friendship’, Exhibition catalogue, Gallery Lane Cove, P27
Bell Creswell, A, A Panted Landscape, Across Australia from Bush to Coast, Thames & Hudson, p194-196
Fuller, Nicholas: NERAM’s art-icles of war, Armidale Express March 23
Arundale, Vanessa: Armidale Express, Artists painting with disbelief, March 23rd
2016 Stranger, Lucy: Idris Murphy – Drawing Breath, Artist Profile
2015 Wilson, Gavin: Country & Western Exhibition Catalogue Perc Tucker Regional Gallery p46-7
McDonald, John: Your Friend the Enemy, An artists odyssey to Gallipoli, Art Almanac April p40
Your Friend the Enemy Gallipoli Centenary Catalogue [contributing writers]: Dr Nelson, Brendan, Maloon, Terence, Yip, Andrew, McDonald, John & Manera, Brad, April pp5-15 & pp36-9
Grishin, Sasha The Canberra Times, Artists’ work revisits the battlefield, April
Stanger, Lucy: Your Friend the Enemy, Artist Profile magazine100 year Anzac publication, March pp22-7
McEwen, Sandra: From Goulburn to Gallipoli Catalogue Essay, A Salute Goulburn Regional Gallery pp32-3
Winton, Tim: ‘A Walk at Low Tide’ catalogue essay, Edgelands, Warburton Gallery
Little, Elizabeth: Lila Jean Vintage Magazine Issue Two Autumn 2015 p63 – 67
Cush, Jane: A Salute Catalogue Essay p5
Hammond, Bradley: CHROMA Exhibition Catalogue
Sebag-Montefiore, Clarissa: BBC Interview and blog with Amanda Penrose Hart and Leo Robba, March
McDonald John, Anzac Evolution, SMH Spectrum April 25 -26th
2014 Hannaford, Victoria: ‘Family connections feed artist’s fascination’ The Daily Telegraph Going Out, p35
Kemp, Emma: ‘Love letters inspire Gallipoli Art Prize’ The Daily Telegraph, Apr 26, p35
Burke, Justin: ‘Prized  depiction of Gallipoli,’ The Australian Arts, Apr 24
Taylor, Andrew: ‘Letters from the killing fields inspire grandson to a $20,000 art Prize’ SMH, Anzac Day News, Apr 24, p9
Taylor, Andrew: ‘Gallipoli letters add poignancy to Idris Murphy $20,000 art prize’ The Age, Apr 24
Raschella, Adrian: ‘Chance discovery of love letters leads to prize-winning painting’ ABC News,
2012 McDonald John:’Beyond the Pale,’ Spectrum, SMH, Jan 21-22, pp20-21
2010 ‘King Street Gallery on William,’ A Guide to Australian Art and Galleries-2010, jointly produced by Australian Consulate General in Shanghai Commercial & Shanghai International Culture Assoc. pp 182-185
‘Year’s First Exhibit,’ Barrier Daily Truth, Feb 5, p2
2009 Flynn, Paul: ‘On this Island: Meeting and Parting,’ Artist Profile Magazine, Iss 09/2009, pp36-77 &  pp60-61
John McDonald: ‘Rev-head drops down a gear,’ Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, Oct 3-4, pp14-15, exhibition review survey show Hazelhurst Regional  Gallery, with colour image
Glenn Barkley: ‘Missives from the Outdoors: The Art of Idris Murphy,I & Thou, Idris Murphy Survey 1986-2008, exhibition catalogue, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre & King Street Gallery on William
 Katrina Lobley, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald
 2008  Barkley, Glenn: ‘Idris Murphy: Profile,’ Artist Profile   Magazine, Issue 3, pp44-49
 2007  Crisp, Lyndal: ‘The art that artists collect,’ The Australian Financial Review, Dec 15
 Waterlow, Nick: ‘Curator’s Notes-Five x Five,’ Exhibition Catalogue, Apr 19-May 19, pp7,18
Smee, Sebastian: ‘Punchy and,’ The Australian, Sept 18, p
2006  Ducos, Solenne: Idris Muprhy, COFA-UNSW, Summer Issue 15, p19
 Lander, Janis: ‘A Public of Individuals – Interview with Idris Murphy,’ The College Voice, COFA online Arts Magazine, Nov p1-6
 2005  McDonald, John: ‘The Australian Landscape Revisited,’ Spectrum-Sydney Morning Herald, Sept 10-11, pp 28-29
 Johnston, Jay: ‘the wild RED YONDER,’ COFA/UNSW, Spring, Issue 14, Dec-Feb, p2
 Li Jingzhe: Australian Contemporary Painting, Shanghai Peoples Fine Arts Publishing House pp70 – 72
 2004  McDougall, Bruce: ‘Works on Paper,’ The Coffs Harbour Adovcate, Mar
 2003  McCulloch, Susan: ‘Paths Across the Great Divide,’ Weekend Australian, Sept 27-28
 2002  Two Thirds Sky- A Must See Documentary, COFA/UNSW, Winter, Issue 5, Aug-Nov, p6
 ‘Masterpiece,’ Sydney Morning Herald, Sept 20, p7
 M.K.: ‘Journey into the artist’s interior,’ The View-The Australian, Sept 19, p11
 Frost, Andrew: ‘Two Thirds Sky: Artists in Desert Country,’ Australian Art Collector, July- Sept, Issue 21, p48
Hallett, Bryce: ‘The truth is out there, all right-in the Aboriginal landscape,’ Sydney Morninf Herald, Sept 18, p3
 Anderson, Doug: ‘Two Thirds Sky,’ Sydney Morning Herald, Sept  20
 McDonald, John: ‘Sand and Sun – Interpreting the desert on canvas,’ Australian Financial Review, June 13
 2001 Grishin, Sasha: ‘Little Gems within a Diverse Group,’ The Canberra Times, May
 2000 Reid, Michael: ‘Treasure on boardroom walls,’The Australian, Sept 2-3
 1999 James, Bruce: ‘Thoroughly Modern Clarice,’ Spectrum- Sydney Morning Herald, May 1, p12s
James, Bruce: ‘Making an Exhibition of Themselves,’ Spectrum-Sydney Morning Herald, April 17, p10
 1998  Drury, Nevill: ‘Images 3 in Contemporary Australian Painting,’ Craftsman House Press, p154
 1997  McDonald, John: ‘The Best Game in Town,’ Spectrum- Sydney Morning Herald, Apr 12
Taylor, James (editor): ‘Box kite- A Journal of Poetry & Poetics,’ pp157-166
1994 EREMOS Magazine, Eremos Institute, Volume No 46
1993 Mendelssohn, Joanna: ‘Country Visions Need The City,’ The Bulletin, Jan 26-Feb 2, pp74-77
Connor, Kevin: ‘Common Ground,’ catalogue introduction, COFA, UNSW
Watson, Bronwyn: ‘No mere window dressing,’ Arts- Sydney Morning Herald, Sept 10, p17
Delaruelle, Jacques: ‘In the game,’ The Sydney Review, Sept
1992 Germaine, Max: The Encyclopaedia of Australian Art, Craftsman House Press
Drury, Nevill: Images in Contemporary Australian Painting, Craftsman House Press
1990 Drury, Nevill: Contemporary Australian Painting, Craftsman House Press
1988 West, Morris: The Heretic, Isotome Press
Drury, Nevill:  New Art Two, Craftsman House Press
Condon, Matt: ‘West writing the wrongs,’ The Sun Herald, October 2
Connor, Kevin: ‘News in Town,’ The Good Weekend, October 1, p59
1982 Capon, Edmond & Meek, Jan: ‘Portrait of a Gallery,’ Art Gallery of NSW, Chapel Court, p58
Illustration- Exhibition Commentary, Art and Australia, Summer, Vol 20, No 2, p88
1978 Mendham, Dawn: The Refining Fire, Albatross Books, pp98-105
1971 Illustration- Exhibition Commentary, Art and Australia, Summer, Vol 9