Photo - Jem Selig Freeman

Photo - Jem Selig Freeman

David Murphy - Biography

David Murphy is an award winning, multidisciplinary visual artist who often works at the mysterious juncture of art and science. He has worked extensively in the public art realm, as well as producing a range of ephemeral and performance based works. With wide roaming interests, his arts practice extends to architecture, theatre design, community art as well as cutting edge carbon negative bicycle design and the design of new and hybrid musical instruments.

He has a Fine Arts Degree in painting from RMIT and a Post Graduate Diploma of sculpture from the VCA, as well as studying music extensively in West Africa. In 1996 he established Down Street Studios as an artist run, public art partnership with Cameron Robbins and Anderson Hunt. He has a number of permanent artworks commissioned by Frankston City Council, Hobsons Bay Council and Bass Coast Shire Council, as well as work in numerous private collections. He has made ephemeral and event based works for the City of Melbourne, Melbourne International Festival of the Arts, Queensland Festival of Music and the Woodford Festival to name a few.




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