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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Carol Murphy








Carol Murphy




baby in the bag, my first contact with surrealism? flowers at the cemetery under glass domes, my first garden, mud, the treadle sewing machine, the sweet smell of daphne, holding on to memories, old clothes, dress ups, love of music, old records, dancing, making and losing things. leaving, the misfit, humour, drawing, photography, living in studio spaces, 'je ne regrette rien', the collection of objects for the security they provide, (too many episodes of Steptoe and Son?) sculpture, the clutter of existence, my chickens, using tools, growing things - and living a life in earnest.

















Carol Murphy

SELECTED BIOGRAPHY
1990-92 Ceramics Diploma, East Sydney Technical College.
1980-87 Studied (p/t) Drawing, Screen Printing, Pattern
Making and Ceramics, East Sydney Technical College.
1977 Sculpture/Photography, Alexander Mackie CAE, Syd.
1975-76 Sculpture/Painting, Ballarat College of Fine Arts, VIC.
1957 Born in Donald, Victoria.



AWARDS/PRIZES
2000 Acquired, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern
Territory, Darwin.
1995 Awarded 3 Month Residency at the Cité
Internationale des Arts, Paris.

REPRESENTED
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory; Campbelltown
Bicentennial Art Gallery, NSW; Manly Art Gallery & Museum, NSW;
Queensland University of Technology Art Collection; Artbank; Baker
& McKenzie, Solicitors, Sydney.


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