Gavin Murphy is a Dublin-based artist and curator with a long engagement with artist-led projects and collaborative initiatives. His practice involves the assemblage of unique fabricated elements, sourced and found objects, video/film, sound and photography. Using cultural matter as material-medium, it references art, history and theory to form a spatial/temporal narrative arc made up of intercommunicating texts, combined with an interest in the sculptural possibilities of cinematic structures and mise en scène.
He is co–director/curator of Pallas Projects/Studios, was co-coordinator of House Projects – a series of seven exhibitions in New York, London and Ireland, and was editor of the accompanying 200–page publication. Recent exhibitions include Light Rhythms, Irish Museum of Modern Art; Colophon, Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin; Something New Under the Sun, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin; After the Future, eva International, Limerick; and The Golden Bough, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. Curated projects include John Smith at Pallas Projects; Martin Healy at Lismore Castle Arts; and the exhibition & publication Automatic (Auto Italia, London & Pallas Projects, Dublin) curated & written with Chris Fite-Wassilak. He is the recipient of various Arts Council awards, and residencies at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, and Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin.