Wendy Murray

Wendy Murray is a Sydney-based artist whose work is informed by her knowledge of street art, graffiti and political poster histories. Wendy received her BDes at Massey University (NZ) and her MFA at National Art School (AUS). She has presented at the National Gallery of Australia Print Symposium (2010), IMPACT7 International Print Conference (2011) and Picturing Politics (2016) at the Australian National University.

She has won several grants and being recognised for her socially engaged approach through grants including the 2014 Hobsons Bay Mayoral Fund to seed a screen print based social enterprise for at risk youth, Australian Print Council 2014 commission print award and Copyright Agency Career Fund to travel to Minnesota to undertake two specialized programs with two commercial screen print studios. Multi-site installation project ‘Behind this smile’ was a shortlisted finalist for the 2015 ’Racism It Stops With Me’ Human Rights Award. In 2016 she received a grant from the City of St Paul to support an international residency at Hamilton Ink Spot, Minnesota USA. In 2017 Wendy completed a research residency at the Centre for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles and has co-curated the 2018 Casual Powerhouse exhibition ‘Fresh Blood: Redback Graphix and its Aftermath’ with Dr Stuart Bailey.