• 30 June 2020

    New to Protégé – Jacqueline Hennessy

    Jan Murphy Gallery is pleased to announce Jacqueline Hennessy as the newest addition to the protégé program. The Sydney-based artist references photographic images of her own body to create paintings of ghostly, female figures. Produced through a dedicated process of applying layer upon layer of sepia-toned paint, Hennessy creates a form of disrupted realism where […]

  • 30 June 2020

    Juz Kitson featured in NAS Art Forum Series

    Juz Kitson recently participated in the NAS Art Forum series. Art Forum is a weekly lecture program where invited guests present talks on their curatorial, artistic and research projects to all members of the National Art School staff and student communities. Kitson’s work was also recently featured and profiled in the National Art School’s recent #NASRetake Instagram series […]

  • 16 April 2020

    Adam Pyett and A.J. Taylor in the 2020 John Leslie Art Prize

    Congratulations to Adam Pyett and A.J. Taylor who have been announced as finalists in the 2020 John Leslie Art Prize. The John Leslie Prize is a biennial award for landscape painting with a top prize of $20,000. The winning artwork will be acquired for the Gippsland Art Gallery’s permanent collection. The John Leslie Art Prize […]

  • 15 April 2020

    An update from Jan Murphy Gallery

    To our valued clients, artists and suppliers, Just a short update on where we are at during this very difficult time. As many of you were previously aware, in late December 2019 we began an extensive renovation of our existing gallery and we were scheduled to re-open in April. We are pleased to write that […]

  • 1 April 2020

    Heidi Yardley in the 2020 Percival Portrait Painting Prize

    Congratulations to Heidi Yardley who has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2020 Percival Portrait Painting Prize with her work Gareth Sansom – Grand Guignol. Yardley’s portrait of fellow artist, Gareth Sansom, was also a finalist in the 2019 Doug Moran National Prize. Established in 2007, The Percival Portrait Painting Prize is a biennial […]

  • 19 March 2020

    Sylvia Kanyjupai Ken, Tjungkara Ken and Ken Sisters Collaborative

    Following on from the Gallery’s successful participation in the inaugural Art Basel Online Viewing Rooms we are proud to be showing an exhibition of new work by Tjala artists, Sylvia Kanytjupai Ken, Tjungkara Ken and the Ken Sisters Collaborative. This exhibition will be launched online on 21 April, with works available for viewing in the […]

  • 6 March 2020

    Louise Tate in the Hopper Prize

    Protégé artist Louise Tate was recently shortlisted for the Hopper Prize. The U.S. based Hopper Prize is an online-only award open to artists from around the world. Tate’s portfolio submission was shortlisted for the Fall 2020 round and is now viewable online. The Hopper Prize Fall 2020 To view Louise Tate’s shortlisted portfolio, please click […]

  • 6 March 2020

    Gerwyn Davies and Marina Strocchi in the 2020 Alice Prize

    Gerwyn Davies and Marina Strocchi have been announced as finalists in the 2020 Alice Prize – National Contemporary Art Award with their works Adonis and Blue Drawing. The Alice Prize is an acquisitive national contemporary art prize open to artists from around Australia working in any medium. Boasting a top prize of $30,000, this year’s […]

  • 4 March 2020

    Jason Fitzgerald’s ‘Alchemy’ – Online Exhibition

    Jan Murphy Gallery is excited to present, Alchemy, the new online exhibition by Jason Fitzgerald. Experimentation with robust shapes and glazes is evident in this new series of sculptural works by Fitzgerald. Through the process the artist has embraced the ‘trials and errors’ inherent in the production of stoneware. Borrowing from a modernist aesthetic, his […]

  • 20 February 2020

    Natasha Bieniek in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald

    Natasha Bieniek was recently featured in an article by Andrew Stephens in The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. The article explores Bieniek’s dedication to miniature painting and sheds light on the artist’s unique approach to bringing this tradition into the present. To read the article, please click here.  Image: Natasha Bieniek   Peak #1 (Hong […]

  • 20 February 2020

    Natasha Bieniek 2020 Darling Portrait Prize Finalist

    We are excited to announce that Natasha Bieniek is a finalist in the inaugural 2020 Darling Portrait Prize, the National Portrait Gallery’s new annual prize for painting. The winner of the $75,000 Darling Portrait Prize will be announced on 5 March, with the finalists going on show to the public the following day. Darling Portrait […]

  • 13 February 2020

    Claudia Greathead’s ‘Phony Games’ – Online Exhibition

    Jan Murphy Gallery is excited to present Phony Games, the new online exhibition by Melbourne-based artist, Claudia Greathead. In this new series of paintings, the artist continues her engagement with dreamlike imagery and ambiguous forms. Greathead makes work to process trauma and thought. Each painting is a product of trying to find something more, more […]

  • 11 February 2020

    Monica Rohan in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine

    Monica Rohan will be featured in the upcoming issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. Rohan had a busy year in 2019, producing work for two sell-out exhibitions at Sydney Contemporary and Jan Murphy Gallery. Written by Kim Crowie, the article will be featured in issue 28 (March). For more information on this issue of Beautiful Bizarre, […]

  • 10 February 2020

    Robert Malherbe in Mauritius

    Robert Malherbe recently spent three weeks working in Mauritius as a guest of the Australian High Commission. Robert was invited to paint local landscapes and a number of portraits in celebration of 50 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and Mauritius. Culminating with his exhibition Motherland – Mauritius, the artist also gifted his painting Water […]

  • 20 December 2019

    Summer closure and gallery renovation

    March 2020, marks the 25th anniversary of Jan Murphy Gallery. To celebrate, we are undertaking an extensive renovation of our existing building. The renovation begins mid-December and we will re-open at the end of March 2020. During the renovation we will be working behind the scenes from our project space and stockroom in Phil Lane […]

  • 7 December 2019

    Linde Ivimey in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine

    Linde Ivimey has been featured in issue 27 (December) of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. Writer Jennifer Susan Jones delves into the artist’s history and unique approach to her sculpture-based practice. As described by Jones, “It may seem, due to the surreal, nightmarish quality of her work, that dreams would be a source of inspiration for the […]

  • 20 November 2019

    Quilty – Painting the Shadows documentary

    Ben Quilty is featured in a new ABC documentary Quilty – Painting the Shadows which is now available to watch on ABC iview. Directed by Catherine Hunter, the documentary explores in-depth the artist’s journey and evolving creative practice. The film also documents the most recent shift in Quilty’s art which is a growing interest in […]

  • 15 November 2019

    Nicolette Johnson in Vault Magazine

    Newly represented artist, Nicolette Johnson, has been featured in Issue 28 of Vault Magazine. Writer Alexia Petsinis delves into the artist’s sources of inspiration and experimental ceramics- based practice. Commenting on her vessels, the artist describes them as “ intricately embellished to the point where they become almost unusable…In my newest work, the vessel is […]

  • 14 November 2019

    Mark Tweedie in Vault Magazine

    An interview with Protege artist Mark Tweedie has been featured in issue 28 of Vault Magazine. Writer Jane O’Sullivan’s article discusses Tweedie’s studio process and focus on themes connected to memory, nostalgia and personal experience. The artist also delves into his recent achievements being awarded Highly Commended for his haunting work, A dream like this […]

  • 14 November 2019

    Adam Lester and Claudia Greathead in Last Seen project

    Adam Lester and Claudia Greathead have created paintings for Last Seen, an initiative of the Queensland Eye Institute which partners contemporary artists with a visually impaired person, to depict their last dearly-held memory before their sight deteriorated. The exhibition of the paintings can be seen at QPAC from 5pm on Friday 15 November 2019. Image […]