BIOGRAPHY

 

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Artist and designer Mary Murphy was born in Melbourne, Australia. She draws inspiration from the various Asian countries she has lived in including Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok and India.

Mary’s work is influenced by her background in graphic, landscape and fashion design, studies in horticulture and general curiosity in man’s habitation in a transformed natural environment.

Mary explores parallels between the complex journeys of migratory birds and her own experiences of working and raising a family while on the move across many countries and cultures. Mary’s current motif of ornithology draws upon this exploration.

Mary’s work has been included in exhibitions in Melbourne and Singapore and has been collected by clients in Australia, Asia and Europe.

 

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EXHIBITIONS & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014
‘PLACE’  –  ESTONIAN FESTIVAL 2014       RED GALLERY FITZROY                 MELBOURNE
‘Site Specific’            Bundoora Homestead Art Centre                      Melbourne
ALPHINGTON ART    – GROUP SHOW                                                              MELBOURNE
ART4ALL GROUP SHOW                                                                                   MELBOURNE
2013
Singapore Art Garret & Gallery (SAGG) PopUp Connections          Singapore
St Luke  Artist Colourmen  – Exquisite Palette Collection          Melbourne
Darebin Art Prize    – group show                                                            Melbourne
Walker St Gallery – 9 by 5 Exhibition    – group show                      Melbourne
2012
SAGG PopUp Connections – Kerbau Rd                                                   Singapore
Chapman & Bailey – Belle Arti Prize                                                          Melbourne
Alphington Art    – group show                                                             Melbourne
2011
Singapore Affordable Art Fair – SAGG group show                         Singapore
John Erdos Gallery – Village Health Charity exhibition                 Singapore
Private commissions for clients from Japan, Sweden, Australia and Singapore
2007 – 2011
‘ Virtually Wild’  Singapore – Graphic Design Consultancy
2006
Alphington Art – group show                                                            Melbourne
art4all – group show                                                                           Melbourne
2000 – 2006
Melissa Jackson Milliner – Freelance design & patternmaking
– Winners of Fashions on the Field, Caulfield 2001
– “Good Morning Australia” TV show Spring Racing Carnival feature 2004
1987 – 1991
‘Scanlan & Theodore’ – fashion                                                           Melbourne
PATTERN-MAKING, Design development

 

‘Site Specific’ Bundoora Homestead opening  May 2014
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SINGAPORE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR 2011

 

SINGAPORE ART GARRET & GALLERY POPUP SHOW NOVEMBER 2012

 

SINGAPORE ART GARRET & GALLERY POPUP SHOW MAY 2013

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