Dr Ainslie   Murray
Senior Lecturer

Dr Ainslie Murray

PhDVisArts(USyd); BArch(UAd); BArchSt(UAd)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment
Ainslie Murray is an interdisciplinary artist and academic based in the Architecture Discipline in the Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
 
Her work explores the augmentation of architectural space through subtle realisations of forgotten and intangible spatial forces. The atmosphere and its relation to the lived experience are areas of special interest which have focussed her practice-led research for over 15 years. Ainslie’s work ranges from large-scale immersive installations and constructions, to film, painting, textiles and printed works.
 
Ainslie’s principal interest is in forms of space-making that often escape attention, including ephemeral, minimal and immaterial forms of architecture. She makes work that investigates these forms of architecture in relation to climate, ecology and energy and frequently works in an interdisciplinary and collaborative mode. In her teaching, Ainslie questions the boundaries between art, architecture and landscape through a range of undergraduate and postgraduate design studios and interdisciplinary courses.
 
Ainslie trained in Architecture (B.Arch St. and B.Arch Hons) at the University of Adelaide, and was awarded her PhD in Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, in 2011. She has lived in Adelaide, London and Munich and is now based in Sydney. Her work has been exhibited throughout Australia and internationally in Canada, China, Denmark, Japan and the UK.
Phone
0402125740
Location
Red Centre, Level 4, Room 4004

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Kimmel L, 2018, 'Collaborating with artists to tell a massive story: Cracknell & Lonergan Architects', in Murray A; Ruan X (ed.), Hand & Mind: Conversations on Architecture and the Built World, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 167 - 181
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray A; Ruan X, 2018, 'Betwixt and Between: Creative debris at Benn & Penna', in Hand & Mind: Conversations on Architecture and the Built World, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 72 - 83, https://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/books/architecture-hand-and-mind/
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Alic D, 2018, 'Constructive dialogue: In search of an alternative approach to architectural practice', in Ruan X; Ainslie M (ed.), Architecture by Hand & Mind, NewSouth Publishing, Sydney
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Hawken SG, 2018, 'The Expert and the Entrepreneur: architecture and the neoliberal city', in Murray A; Ruan X (ed.), Hand and Mind: Exchanges on architecture and the built world, UNSW Press, Sydney, https://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/books/architecture-hand-and-mind/
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2016, 'The Matter of Voids', in Breen Lovett S; Perren C (ed.), Expanded Architecture. Temporal Spatial Practices
    Books | 2003
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    2003, Re(a)d: Medium for Exposing the Culture of Architecture, Murray AG, (ed.), University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, Australia
  • Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray A, 2019, 'Utterances of Everyday Life: movement and drawing in sensitised air', Drawing On, http://drawingon.org/
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Fowler-Smith L; Murray A; Keys-Statham C; Taplin RE, 2013, 'Rethinking mine remediation via transformative experimental art practice', Artlink: Australian contemporary art quarterly, vol. 33, https://www.artlink.com.au/articles/4080/rethinking-mine-remediation-via-transformative-exp/
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2008, 'Unfolding Ground', Column, pp. 112 - 116
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2005, 'In wake of gesture: architecture and the handmade', Artlink: Australian contemporary art quarterly, vol. 25 No 1, pp. 54 - 55
    Journal articles | 2004
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2004, 'Belaau: Contemplating Architecture in Rural Fiji', Conversations, vol. 5, pp. 58 - 77
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray A; Simon K; Rodriguez Riestra E, 2019, 'Making Known: Engaging the Exquisite Order of Infinite Variation', in Fairley A (ed.), Monash University, presented at Annual Design Research Conference, Monash University, 03 October 2019 - 04 October 2019
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray A; Sleight J, 2019, Unravelled Foreshore #1, Aqueous Landscapes: Sydney, Australia as part of Encounter, Shanghai Urban Space Art Season, Yangpu Riverfront, Shanghai, China, 28 September 2019 - 20 December 2019, medium: Digital print on polyester chiffon, at: http://www.susas.com.cn/en-phone/index.html
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray A; Dorabialski J, 2019, Power Plants Garden One, Melbourne Design Week: Toxic City Symposium, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 19 March 2019 - 19 March 2019, medium: HD Video, at: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/toxic-city-symposium/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray A, 2019, Intertidal Sections, Aqueous Landscapes: Sydney, Australia as part of Shanghai Urban Space Art Season: Encounter, Shanghai Urban Space Art Season, Yangpu Riverfront, Shanghai, China, 28 September 2019 - 20 December 2019, medium: HD video with sound, at: http://www.susas.com.cn/en-phone/index.html
    Curatorial Outputs | 2019
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray A; Lochhead H; Ruan X; Kitagawa F, 2019, Aqueous Landscapes: Sydney Harbour, exhibited at: Yangpu Riverfront, Shanghai, China, 28 September 2019 - 20 December 2019, http://www.susas.com.cn/en-phone/index.html
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray A; Muller L, (ed.), 2019, 'Under the dust and dirt : a discussion about architectural models with Allan Wexler', in Frascari Symposium IV: The Secret Lives of Architectural Drawings and Models; From Translating to Archiving, Collecting and Displaying, Department of Architecture and Landscape, Kingston School of Art (KSA) Kingston University - Knights Park Campus - Grange Road - Kingston upon Thames - KT1 2QJ, presented at Frascari Symposium IV: The Secret Lives of Architectural Drawings and Models; From Translating to Archiving, Collecting and Displaying, Department of Architecture and Landscape, Kingston School of Art (KSA) Kingston University - Knights Park Campus - Grange Road - Kingston upon Thames - KT1 2QJ, 27 June 2019 - 29 June 2019
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray A, 2019, Sentinel Ledge, Eden Unearthed, Macquarie Park, Sydney, Australia, 05 August 2019 - 31 January 2019, medium: Aluminium, nylon, braided fishing line, rope, at: https://edengardens.com.au/pages/eden-unearthed
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray A, 2018, Everyday Life, Make Known: The exquisite order of infinite variation, UNSW Galleries, 28 July 2018 - 08 September 2018, at: https://artdesign.unsw.edu.au/unsw-galleries/make-known-exquisite-order-infinite-variation
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray A, 2018, I'll Give You Data, ADR18, University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, in association with the Tin Sheds Gallery, 27 September 2018 - 28 September 2018, medium: Archival Print, at: https://sydney.edu.au/architecture/news-and-events/events/annual-design-research-conference.html
    Creative Written Works | 2018
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray A, 2018, Death Valley, Desert Destination Log, Zittel A, (ed.), A-Z West and High Desert Test Sites
    Designs / Architecture | 2017
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Tietz CR, 2017, Densa - Exploring new urban equipment for denser living, Publication: Densa - Exploring new urban equipment for denser living, Built Environment Gallery, Red Centre West, Kensington Campus, Kensigton, NSW, Editor: Murray A, Publication category: Designs / Architecture
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2017, Humane Hostility, Humane Hostility, Manly Beach, 16 September 2017 - 16 September 2017, medium: Acrylic, polycarbonate bird spikes, cable ties
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2017, Particulate Matter (Conservatoire), Breathing Buildings, Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney, 16 June 2017 - 28 July 2017, medium: Tyvek, Glass, Adhesive Film, Acrylic, at: https://jpf.org.au/events/breathing-buildings/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2017, Breathing Buildings, Breathing Buildings, Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney, 16 June 2017 - 28 July 2017, medium: HD Video, at: https://jpf.org.au/events/breathing-buildings/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray A, 2017, Structural Adaptations, Breathing Buildings, Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney, 16 June 2017 - 28 July 2017, medium: Acrylic, Glass, Adhesive Film, at: https://jpf.org.au/events/breathing-buildings/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2017, Humane Hostility, Black Crows Invaded Our Country, Sydney Environent Institute, University of Sydney, 24 March 2017 - 25 March 2017, medium: Acrylic, plastic, at: http://www.livingroomtheatre.org/
    Curatorial Outputs | 2016
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2016, An Experimental Art Foundation at the Coal Loader, exhibited at: Meeks Street, Randwick, 18 October 2016 - 19 December 2016, An Experimental Art Foundation at the Coal Loader
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2016
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2016, House for a Lost Tree, Eden Unearthed, Eden Garden, Sydney, 12 October 2016 - 12 April 2017, at: https://edengardensblog.wordpress.com/
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2016, 'Breathing Buildings: Practice-led Architectural Criticism', in Criticall, Criticall, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, Spain, presented at Criticall, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, Spain, 20 June 2016 - 22 June 2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2016, 'Oscillations Between Art and Architecture', in Margarith D; Aravot I (ed.), Oscillations Between Art and Architecture, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, presented at Ar(t)chitecture, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, 19 April 2016 - 21 April 2016
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2015
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG; Scott A; Panov A, 2015, Tapestry Design Prize for Architects, Tapestry Design Prize for Architects, Australian Tapestry Workshop, 25 June 2015 - 26 July 2015, at: http://tapestrydesignprize.org/
    Curatorial Outputs | 2015
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2015, Architecture by Hand & Mind: 60 Years of Architecture at UNSW, exhibited at: Ground Floor Gallery, Red Centre, UNSW, 19 October 2015 - 25 October 2015, Architecture by Hand & Mind: 60 Years of Architecture at UNSW, https://www.be.unsw.edu.au/architecture-hand-mind-60-years-architecture-unsw/architecture-hand-mind-60-years-architecture-unsw
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2015
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2015, Breathing Buildings, Making Research, Researching Making, Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, Denmark, Editor(s): Gjelstrup H, Published: 10 September 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2015, 'Breathing Buildings: A practice-led response to the ‘dissolving’ architecture of Kengo Kuma', in Making Research, Researching Making, Making Research, Researching Making, Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, Denmakr, presented at Making Research, Researching Making, Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, Denmakr, 10 September 2015 - 12 September 2015
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2015
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2015, Urban Field, Urban Field, Glasgow School of Art, Published: 08 September 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2015, 'Dissolution and Departure: practical reflections on un-making through making', presented at Material Culture in Action: Practices of making, collecting and re-enacting Art and Design, Glasgow, 07 September 2015 - 08 September 2015
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2015
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2015, Urban Field, Urban Field, UNSW Galleries, Sydney, Editor(s): Ainsworth L, Water, water-soluble film, dye, aluminium, plastic, Published: 05 June 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2014
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG; Ferrari R, 2014, The Liquid Air (Breathing Structure), On Islands, Eramboo, Terrey Hills, 15 November 2014 - 30 November 2014, medium: Acrylic, Aluminium, Sand, Vinyl Tube, at: http://www.onislandseramboo.com/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2014
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2014, The Matter of Voids, Expanded Architecture : Temporal Formal, Australia Square, Sydney, Editor(s): Breen Lovett S; Perren C, Water-soluble film, silica, lead, glass, paper, Published: 07 November 2014, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.expandedarchitecture.com/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2014
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2014, Particulate Matter, Design and Research: Shared Territories, Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Suzhou, China, 28 October 2014 - 22 November 2014, medium: Paper, water-soluble film, glass, tape, at: http://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2013, 'Air and Architecture: everything together and simultaneously nothing', presented at Moved: On Atmospheres and Affects, Auckland, New Zealand, 22 November 2013 - 24 April 2013, http://www.ainsliemurray.com/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2013
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2013, The Liquid Air (Prototype), The Shape of Air, Eramboo, Sydney, Editor(s): Stonehouse G, Aluminium, acrylic, sand, Published: 01 November 2013, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.ainsliemurray.com/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2013
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2013, Remedy, In Situ, Mosman, Sydney, 05 October 2013 - 20 October 2013, medium: Tyvek, nylon, cotton, stainless steel needles, at: http://www.ainsliemurray.com/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2013
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2013, Souk, North Sydney Art Prize, Coal Loader, Waverton, Sydney, 27 July 2013 - 05 August 2013, medium: Vinyl mesh, nylon, at: http://www.ainsliemurray.com/
    Theses / Dissertations | 2011
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2011, Intangible Architecture, University of Sydney
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2011
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2011, Dissolution and Departure, Intangible Architecture, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 14 April 2011 - 28 May 2011, medium: Tyvek, monofilament, lead, carbon fibre, at: http://www.ainsliemurray.com/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2011
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2011, Utterances, Intangible Architecture, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 14 April 2011 - 28 May 2011, medium: Painted and printed Tyvek, acrylic, at: http://www.ainsliemurray.com/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2010
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2010, Air Architecture I, II, III, Constellations: A Large number of Small drawings, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 08 April 2010 - 26 June 2010, medium: Acrylic on canvas, at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse/Our%20Organisation/RMIT%20Gallery/Exhibitions/2010/Constellations:%20A%20Large%20number%20of%20Small%20drawings/
    Creative Written Works | 2008
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG; Worrall JD, 2008, An Architecture of Thread and Gesture, An Architecture of Thread and Gesture
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2008
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2008, Momentum : 18th Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennale
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2008
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2008, An Architecture of Thread and Gesture, Japan Foundation Callery
    Creative Written Works | 2007
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG; Tong M; Walker LM, 2007, Interference: Exhibiting Art and architecture, Interference: Exhibiting Art and architecture, Murray A; Tong M, (ed.), Ainslie Murray
    Creative Written Works | 2007
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2007, Tactile Imagination, Tactile Imagination: Design Research Process, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, COFA
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2007
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG; Pedley S; Lounder B, 2007, Walks, Walks
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2007
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG; Tong M, 2007, Interference:Exhibiting Art and architecture
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2007
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2007, Tactile Imagination
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2006, 'Slow Motion: Fourt Short Walkes in the Garhwal Himalaya', in Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, USA, presented at 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, 11 January 2006 - 14 January 2006
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2006, 'Contemplating Architecture in Rural Fiji - Three dimensions in the Diffusion of Place', in Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, USA, presented at 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, 11 January 2006 - 14 January 2006
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Dr Ainslie Murray
    Murray AG, 2004, 'Intangible Architecture? Assembling Identity in the Pacific with Respect', in Challenging Craft Conference, Challenging Craft Conference, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, presented at Challenging Craft Conference, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, 08 September 2004 - 10 September 2004

Awards

Encampment, with Andrea Zittel, 2017, A-Z West, Joshua Tree, USA

Northern Beaches Council Artist in Residence, 2017, Sydney

Eramboo Public Art Residency, 2014, Sydney 

Artspace Residency 2010, Sydney

Cité Internationale des Arts Residency, October – December 2009, Paris, France

Finalist, New Visual Artists Award 2007, Japan Foundation, Sydney

Walking and Art Residency August-November 2007, Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada

Grants

2017 > Eden Unearthed Major Stipend, Eden Gardens, Sydney

2017 Breathing Buildings, Non Traditional Research Grant, BE UNSW

2016 Everyday Life in the Atmosphere, Early Career Researcher Grant, BE UNSW

2016 Eden Unearthed Major Stipend, Eden Gardens, Sydney

2015 Finalist, with Panovscott, Inaugural Tapestry Design Prize for Architects, Australian Tapestry Workshop

2015 Everyday Life in the Atmosphere, Early Career Researcher Grant Grant, BE, UNSW

2014 NSW Artist Grant, National Association for Visual Arts

2014 VCCS Fund, University of New South Wales

2014  Breathing Buildings, Early Career Researcher Grant Grant, Faculty of the Built Environment, , University of New South Wales

2013 New Work Grant (Mid-Career Artist), Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts

2013 Re-imagining mine site remediation, Faculty Research Grant, FBE, with Linda Corkery, Ros Taplin, Louise Fowler-Smith, University of New South Wales

2013 A survey of critical success factors underpinning effective programs for transformation of former un-remediated mine sites involving visual art, COFA ARC Seed Grant (Interdisciplinary), UNSW, with Ros Taplin and Louise Fowler-Smith, University of New South Wales

2013 Career Advancement Fund, University of New South Wales

2008 Early Career Researcher Grant, FBE UNSW: ‘The Land of Lost Content’

2007 Beth Winspear Scholarship, Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada: Walking and Art Residency

2007 New Work Grant (Emerging Artist), Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts

2007 NSW Artist’s Marketing Award, National Association for the Visual Arts

2007 Early Career Researcher Grant, FBE, University of New South Wales: ‘The Interference Project’

2006 Research Link Scholarship, Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales: ‘The Interference Project’

2006 Early Career Researcher Grant, Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales ‘Alternative Spatial Practice’

1999 Kenneth and Hazel Milne Travelling Scholarship, University of Adelaide

1999 HR Riddle Scholarship, University of Adelaide

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