Idris Murphy

Born

1949 Sydney, NSW, Australia

Studies & Work

1988-2007 Lecturer, College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales, Sydney
1997 Head of Drawing, National Art School, 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), National Art School, Sydney

 Solo Exhibitions

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 My Friend the Enemy,The Drill Hall, Canberra, ACT
My Friend the Enemy, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2014 Oz to Waiheke, Waiheke Community Art Gallery NZ
Gallipoli Art Prize Exhibition 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 [curated by Owen Craven] SH Ervin, 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] SH Ervin, 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 Plein Air Painting 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 Prize Kedumba Gallery, Blue Mountains Grammar, Wentworth Falls, NSW
2005 Kedumba Drawing Award Kedumba Gallery, Blue Mountains Grammar
Kings School Art Prize Kings School Parramatta, 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 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
MelbourneArtFair2000 king street gallery, 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 Fair4 Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
1993 Editions Southbank Galleries
Virtu Ivan Dougherty Gallery
1992 The Book and Print Show University of Wollongong
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 Wynne Prize Exhibition Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1984 Orange Festival Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
Wynne Prize Exhibition Art Gallery of New South Wales
1983 Bushweek Macquarie Galleries
1982 Wynne Prize Exhibition Art Gallery of New South Wales
1981 Sulman Prize Exhibition Art Gallery of New South Wales
1980 Sulman Prize Exhibition Art Gallery of New South Wales
1978 Red Show Thumb Gallery, London

Residencies & Awards

2014 Gallipoli Art Prize Winner
2014 Waiheke Artist in Residence & exhibition Waiheke Community Art Gallery NZ
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

Commissions

1987 The Heretic- limited edition book in collaboration with author Morris West
1983 Print Series, Art Gallery Society, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Collections

Allens Arthur Robinson 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
Kedumba Drawing Collection, NSW Westpac Collection, Australia
Long Gallery & Art Collection, Uni of Wollongong, NSW
Maccquarie Bank, Australia

 

Bibliography

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, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-23/chance-discovery-of-love-letters-leads-to-prize/5407716
2012 McDonald John:’Beyond the Pale,’ Spectrum, SMH, Jan 21-22, pp20-21
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‘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
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