Associate Professor Ainslie Murray
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Ainslie Murray

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

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

I am an established interdisciplinary artist and academic based in the Architecture Discipline in the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture at UNSW Sydney. I trained in Architecture at the University of Adelaide (1993-1998) and was awarded my PhD in Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, in 2011. I have lived in Adelaide, London and Munich and am now based in Sydney. 

My work explores notions of essentiality and minimalism in architectural space through embodied practice. My work ranges from large-scale immersive and site specific installations and constructions, to film, painting, textiles, printed and performative works. Through choreographies of the everyday, and specifically through walking practice, I explore the augmentation of space through subtle realisations of forgotten and intangible spatial forces. I am always endeavouring to discover the ‘essential’ purpose of architecture and identify its minimum conditions; my principal interest is in forms of space-making that often escape attention, including ephemeral, immaterial and unlikely forms of architecture. Recent projects have focused on walking, hiking and climbing with architecture in all its myriad forms — all forms which provoke the disciplinary boundaries of architecture and suggest its expansion in practical and scholarly terms.

I have worked in diverse settings including the Banff Centre (Walking & Art residency), Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris), Motion.Lab (Melbourne), AZ West (California) and the Museum of Loss and Renewal (Collemachia). Most recently I have established A.W.E. Collective, a new collaboration with landscape architect Dr Joshua Zeunert and artist Cathe Stack. My work has a strong ecological focus; I have made work that investigates architectural space and atmosphere in relation to air, dust and particulate matter. In my teaching, I question the boundaries between art, architecture and landscape and nurture a diverse group of interdisciplinary research students and early-career colleagues. I teach a range of undergraduate and postgraduate architectural design studios that are increasingly informed by walking art practice. I am strongly connected to industry and am currently a Creative Industries Resident at the Museum for Applied Arts & Sciences. My work has been exhibited throughout Australia and internationally in Canada, China, Denmark, Italy, Japan, New Zealand and the UK.

Phone
0402125740
Location
Anita B. Lawrence Centre (West Wing), Level 4, Room 4004
  • Books | 2003
    2003, Re(a)d: Medium for Exposing the Culture of Architecture, Murray AG, (ed.), University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, Australia
  • Book Chapters | 2018
    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
    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 | 2018
    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
    Murray A, 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 | 2016
    Murray AG, 2016, 'The Matter of Voids', in Breen Lovett S; Perren C (ed.), Expanded Architecture. Temporal Spatial Practices, Spurbuchverlag, AADR Art Architecture Design Research, Bamberg, Germany
  • Edited Books | 2019
    Murray A; Ruan X, (ed.), 2019, Hand & Mind: Conversations on Architecture and the Built World, NewSouth Publishing, Sydney
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Murray A; Fox J; Sleight J; Oldfield P, 2023, 'The Online Studio: Cultures, Perceptions and Questions for the Future', International Journal of Art and Design Education, 42, pp. 108 - 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jade.12451
    Journal articles | 2023
    Smith C; Murray A; Dincer D; Lloyd E, 2023, 'Disrupting the Architectural Line: Wandering Domestic Objects in Public Spaces', Australian Feminist Studies, pp. 1 - 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164649.2023.2196706
    Journal articles | 2022
    Murray A, 2022, 'Negative Pressure: Anxious Architectures of Isolated Air', Venti: Air, Experience, Aesthetics, 2, pp. 22 - 22, https://www.venti-journal.com/ainslie-murray
    Journal articles | 2019
    Murray A, 2019, 'Utterances of Everyday Life: movement and drawing in sensitised air', Drawing On, http://drawingon.org/
    Journal articles | 2013
    Fowler-Smith L; Murray A; Keys-Statham C; Taplin RE, 2013, 'Rethinking mine remediation via transformative experimental art practice', Artlink: Australian contemporary art quarterly, 33, https://www.artlink.com.au/articles/4080/rethinking-mine-remediation-via-transformative-exp/
    Journal articles | 2008
    Murray AG, 2008, 'Unfolding Ground', Column, pp. 112 - 116
    Journal articles | 2005
    Murray AG, 2005, 'In wake of gesture: architecture and the handmade', Artlink: Australian contemporary art quarterly, 25 No 1, pp. 54 - 55
    Journal articles | 2004
    Murray AG, 2004, 'Belaau: Contemplating Architecture in Rural Fiji', Conversations, 5, pp. 58 - 77
  • Curatorial Outputs | 2023
    Murray A; Stack C; Zeunert J, 2023, Elemental Landscapes, exhibited at: Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, Sydney, 20 April 2023 - 20 April 2023
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2023
    Murray A, 2023, Copper Spur, Time Space Existence, Palazzo Bembo, European Cultural Centre, Venice, Italy, 20 May 2023 - 26 November 2023, medium: Ripstop coated nylon, viscose, polyester, copper, aluminium, at: https://timespaceexistence.com/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2023
    Murray A, 2023, Crit-i-kit (playing cards and raw list), Time Space Existence, Palazzo Bembo, European Cultural Centre, Venice, Italy, 20 May 2023 - 26 November 2023, medium: Digital print on paper and Chromaluxe prints on aluminium, at: https://timespaceexistence.com/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2023
    Murray A, 2023, Registry of Itinerant Architectures (Larapinta), Online digital environment, Published: 20 May 2023, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.itinerant.academy/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2023
    Murray A, 2023, Registry of Itinerant Architectures (Trailer), Time Space Existence, Palazzo Bembo, European Cultural Centre, Venice, Italy, 20 May 2023 - 26 November 2023, medium: HD video with audio, at: https://timespaceexistence.com/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2022
    Murray A; Zeunert J; Stack C, 2022, Bundanon Sticks, Walking With Sticks, Bundanon Art Museum, Illaroo, NSW, Australia, 27 August 2022 - 27 August 2022, medium: Eucalytpus sticks, paint markers, string, at: https://www.bundanon.com.au/whats-on/land-aid-collective/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2022
    Murray A, 2022, The Rocks, Eden Unearthed, Eden Garden, Macquarie Park, Sydney NSW, Australia, 30 October 2022 - 31 March 2023, medium: Sublimation print on folded aluminium, sandstone, at: https://edengardens.com.au/pages/eden-unearthed
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Tighe J; Murray A; Freestone R, 2022, 'Mapping the Incomplete City: A Half Century of Urban Change in Central Sydney', University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, presented at The 39th annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 25 November 2022 - 27 November 2022
    Curatorial Outputs | 2021
    Murray A; Smith C, 2021, Luminocity, exhibited at: , 10 September 2021 - 10 September 2026, http://www.luminocity.unsw.edu.au/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2021
    Murray A; Ware SA, 2021, Humus, Resilient Communities / Southern Resilience, Italian Pavilion, Tese delle Vergini, Arsenale, 22 May 2021 - 21 November 2021, medium: HD Video, at: https://www.comunitaresilienti.com/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2021
    Murray A, 2021, Intertidal Sections and Cross Sections, Time, Space, Existence, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy, 22 March 2021 - 21 November 2021, medium: HD Video with audio, at: https://timespaceexistence.com/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2021
    Murray A, 2021, Road Trip, Eden Unearthed, Eden Garden, Macquarie Park, Sydney, 31 October 2021 - 30 April 2022, medium: Digital photographic print on PVC, aluminium, gravel, at: https://edengardens.com.au/pages/eden-unearthed
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Muller L; Murray A, 2019, 'Under the Dust and Dirt: A Discussion About Architectural Models with Allan Wexler', presented at Frascari Symposium IV The Secret Lives of Architectural Drawings and Models, Kingston University, 27 June 2019 - 28 June 2019
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    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/
    Curatorial Outputs | 2019
    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
    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
    Conference Papers | 2019
    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
    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
    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
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    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 Written Works | 2018
    Murray A, 2018, Death Valley, Desert Destination Log, Zittel A, (ed.), A-Z West and High Desert Test Sites
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    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
    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 Works (non-textual) | 2017
    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
    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
    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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    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
    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/
    Designs / Architecture | 2017
    Tietz CR, 2017, Densa - Exploring new urban equipment for denser living, Editor: Murray A, publication category: Designs / Architecture
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Murray AG, 2016, 'Breathing Buildings: Practice-led Architectural Criticism', in 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
    Murray AG, 2016, 'Oscillations Between Art and Architecture', in Margarith D; Aravot I (ed.), 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
    Curatorial Outputs | 2016
    Murray AG, 2016, An Experimental Art Foundation at the Coal Loader, exhibited at: Meeks Street, Randwick, 18 October 2016 - 19 December 2016
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2016
    Murray AG, 2016, House for a Lost Tree, Eden Unearthed, Eden Garden, Sydney, 12 October 2016 - 12 April 2017, at: https://edengardensblog.wordpress.com/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2015
    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/
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Murray AG, 2015, 'Breathing Buildings: A practice-led response to the ‘dissolving’ architecture of Kengo Kuma', in 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
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    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
    Curatorial Outputs | 2015
    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, 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
    Murray AG, 2015, Breathing Buildings, Editor(s): Gjelstrup H, Published: 10 September 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2015
    Murray AG, 2015, Urban Field, Published: 08 September 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2015
    Murray AG, 2015, Urban Field, Editor(s): Ainsworth L, Water, water-soluble film, dye, aluminium, plastic, Published: 05 June 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2014
    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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2014
    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/
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2014
    Murray AG, 2014, The Matter of Voids, 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/
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    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/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2013
    Murray AG, 2013, Remedy, In Situ, Mosman, Sydney, 05 October 2013 - 20 October 2013, medium: Tyvek, nylon, cotton, stainless steel needles
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2013
    Murray AG, 2013, Souk, North Sydney Art Prize, Coal Loader, Waverton, Sydney, 27 July 2013 - 05 August 2013, medium: Vinyl mesh, nylon
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2013
    Murray AG, 2013, The Liquid Air (Prototype), Editor(s): Stonehouse G, Aluminium, acrylic, sand, Published: 01 November 2013, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.ainsliemurray.com/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2011
    Murray AG, 2011, Dissolution and Departure, Intangible Architecture, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 14 April 2011 - 28 May 2011, medium: Tyvek, monofilament, lead, carbon fibre
    Theses / Dissertations | 2011
    Murray AG, 2011, Intangible Architecture
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2011
    Murray AG, 2011, Utterances, Intangible Architecture, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 14 April 2011 - 28 May 2011, medium: Painted and printed Tyvek, acrylic
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2010
    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
    Murray AG; Worrall JD, 2008, An Architecture of Thread and Gesture, An Architecture of Thread and Gesture
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2008
    Murray AG, 2008, An Architecture of Thread and Gesture
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2008
    Murray AG, 2008, Momentum : 18th Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennale
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2007
    Murray AG; Pedley S; Lounder B, 2007, Walks
    Creative Written Works | 2007
    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 Works (non-textual) | 2007
    Murray AG; Tong M, 2007, Interference:Exhibiting Art and architecture
    Creative Written Works | 2007
    Murray AG, 2007, Tactile Imagination, Tactile Imagination: Design Research Process, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, COFA
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2007
    Murray AG, 2007, Tactile Imagination
    Conference Papers | 2006
    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 | 2006
    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 | 2004
    Murray AG, 2004, 'Intangible Architecture? Assembling Identity in the Pacific with Respect', in Challenging Craft Conference, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, presented at Challenging Craft Conference, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, 08 September 2004 - 10 September 2004

selected grants

 

2020 > Creative Fellowship, City of Sydney

2020 > Creative Community Grant, Northern Beaches Council

2020 > National Assistance Grant, Myer Foundation     

2018 >Vertical Camp, major Art & About commission, City of Sydney

selected awards

2022 > National Research Award, with UoN and UTS, AILA

2022 > NSW Research Award, with UoN and UTS, AILA

2022 > Red Dot Design Award, Luminocity, with Cathy Smith and James Hargrave

2022 > Dezeen Long List, Luminocity, with Cathy Smith and James Hargrave

2021 > Finalist, Environmental Art Award, Manly Art Gallery & Museum

2017 > Finalist, Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 Creative Director, with AUSemblage

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 > Breathing Buildings, Early Career Researcher Grant, BE, UNSW

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

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

2008 > Finalist, New Visual Artists Award, Japan Foundation, Sydney

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

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

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

 

 

selected residencies

2022 > Wild Ways, with Museum of Loss & Renewal, Italy

2022 > Bundanon, with Cathe Stack and Joshua Zeunert as A. W. E. collective, NSW

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

2017 > Northern Beaches Council Artist in Residence, Sydney

2014 > Eramboo Public Art Residency, Sydney

2010 > Artspace Residency, Sydney

2009 > Cité Internationale des Arts, October – December, Paris

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

2007 > The Interference Project, Early Career Researcher Grant, UNSW

1999 > Kenneth and Hazel Milne Travelling Scholarship, University of Adelaide

1999 > HR Riddle Scholarship, University of Adelaide

FORTHCOMING BOOK CHAPTERS

Murray, A. (2023). “Aqueous Landscapes: Teaching and learning in the intertidal zone in second year architectural design studio.” In Kim, J. (ed.). Interdisciplinary Design Thinking in Architecture Education. In press (Routledge).

Demirbilek, O. & Murray, A. (2023). “The Fluid Scale of Design Practice: City of Sydney public domain furniture. In Favaro, P. & Freestone, R. (eds.). Adaptive urban architecture and design: Tzannes. In press (Thames & Hudson).

 

CREATIVE WORKS NON-TEXTUAL

Murray, A. “Registry of Itinerant Architectures.” Online environment. www.itinerant.academy

Murray, A. (2023). “Registry of Itinerant Architectures (trailer).” Time, Space, Existence. European Cultural Centre. Venice, Italy. 

Murray, A. (2023). “Crit-i-kit (Playing Cards).” Time, Space, Existence. European Cultural Centre. Venice, Italy. 

Murray, A. (2023). “Crit-i-kit (Digital print).” Time, Space, Existence. European Cultural Centre. Venice, Italy. 

Murray, A. (2022). “The Rocks” in Eden Unearthed, curated by Meredith Kirton. Macquarie Park: Eden Garden. Digital sublimation print on folded aluminium.

Murray, A., Stack, C. and Zeunert, J. (2022). “Bundanon Sticks” in Bundanon Artist in Residence Public Program, curated by Nicole Smede. Illaroo: Bundanon Art Museum. Eucalyptus sticks, paint markers, string.

Murray, A. (2021). “Road Trip” in Eden Unearthed, curated by Meredith Kirton. Macquarie Park: Eden Garden. Digital photographic print on PVC, aluminium, gravel.

Murray, A. and Ware, S. (2021). “Humus” in Southern Resilience, Resilient Communities, curated by Alessandro Melis. Italian National Pavilion. Venice: 17th Venice Architecture Biennale. HD video with audio.

Murray, A. (2021). “Intertidal Sections and Cross Sections” in Time, Space, Existence, curated by the European Cultural Commission. Palazzo Bembo. Venice: 17th Venice Architecture Biennale. HD video with audio.

Murray, A. and Sleight, J. (2019). “Unravelled Foreshore #1” in Aqueous Landscapes, curated by Helen Lochhead, Xing Ruan, Fram Kitagawa. Yangpu Waterfront. Shanghai: Shanghai Urban Space Art Season. Digital sublimation print on polyester chiffon.

Murray, A. (2019). “Intertidal Sections” in Aqueous Landscapes, curated by Helen Lochhead, Xing Ruan, Fram Kitagawa. Yangpu Waterfront. Shanghai: Shanghai Urban Space Art Season. HD video with audio.

Murray, A. (2019). “Sentinel Ledge” in Eden Unearthed, curated by Meredith Kirton. Macquarie Park: Eden Garden. Aluminium, nylon, braided fishing line, rope.

Murray, A. and Dorabialski, J. (2019). “Power Plants Garden One” in Power Plants Phytoremediation. Sydney: White Bay Powerstation. HD video with audio.

Murray, A. (2018). “I’ll Give You Data” in ADR18, curated by Sarah Breen Lovett, Rachel Couper & Ivana Kuzmanovska. Sydney: Tin Sheds Gallery. Archival print.

Murray, A. (2018). “Everyday Life” in Make Known: The Exquisite Order of Infinite Variation, curated by Eva Rodriguez Riestra. Sydney: UNSW Galleries. HD video with audio.

Murray, A. (2017). “Humane Hostility” in Manly Arts Festival, curated by Northern Beaches Council. Sydney: Manly Beach. Acrylic, polycarbonate bird spikes, cable ties, participatory procession.

Murray, A. (2017). “Structural Adaptations” in Breathing Buildings, curated by Julian Worrall. Sydney: Japan Foundation Gallery. Acrylic, glass, adhesive film. 

Murray, A. (2017). “Particulate Matter (Conservatoire)” in Breathing Buildings, curated by Julian Worrall. Sydney: Japan Foundation Gallery. Tyvek, glass, adhesive film, acrylic. 

Murray, A. (2017). “Breathing Buildings” in Breathing Buildings, curated by Julian Worrall. Sydney: Japan Foundation Gallery. HD video with audio.  

Murray, A. (2017). “Humane Hostility” in Black Crows Invaded Our Country, curated by Michelle St Anne. Sydney: Living Room Theatre and Sydney Environment Institute. Acrylic bird spikes, cable ties.

Murray, A. (2016). “House for a Lost Tree” in Eden Unearthed, curated by Meredith Kirton. Macquarie Park: Eden Garden. Plywood, hardwood, stainless steel, polypropylene, cable ties.

 

Murray, A., Scott, A. and Panov, A. (2015). “Untitled” in Inaugural Tapestry Design Prize for Architects, curated by Australian Tapestry Workshop. Melbourne: Australian Tapestry Workshop. Digital prints.

Murray, A. (2015). “Urban Field” in Shelter Union Public Program, curated by Lucy Ainsworth. Sydney: UNSW Galleries.

Murray, A. and Ferrari, R. (2014). “The Liquid Air (Breathing Structure)” in On Islands, curated by Selena Griffith. Sydney: Eramboo Artist Environment. Acrylic, aluminium, sand, vinyl tube.

Murray, A. (2014). “Particulate Matter” in Design Research: Shared Territories, curated by Anuradha Chatterjee, Thomas Fischer and Marian Macken. Suzhou: Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. Paper, water-soluble film, glass, adhesive tape.

Murray, A. (2014). “The Matter of Voids” in Expanded Architecture, curated by Sarah Breen Lovett and Claudia Perren. Sydney: Australia Square. Water-soluble film, glass, adhesive tape, silica, water sprayers, water.

Murray, A. (2013). “The Liquid Air (Prototype)” in The Shape of Air, curated by Susan Milne and Greg Stonehouse. Sydney: Eramboo Artist Environment. Acrylic, aluminium, sand.

Murray, A. (2013). “Remedy” in In Situ: Mosman Festival of Sculpture and Installation, curated by Cassandra Hard Lawrie. Sydney: Military Road. Perforated Tyvek, nylon, cotton, stainless steel.

Murray, A. (2013). “Souk” in North Sydney Art Prize, curated by Alison Clark. Waverton: The Coal Loader. PVC mesh, nylon. 

Murray, A. (2011). “Utterances” in Intangible Architecture, curated by Suzanne Davies. Melbourne: RMIT Gallery. Painted and printed Tyvek, acrylic.

Murray, A. (2011). “Dissolution and Departure” in Intangible Architecture, curated by Suzanne Davies. Melbourne: RMIT Gallery. Tyvek, monofilament, lead, carbon fibre.

Murray, A. (2010). “Air Architecture I, II, III” in Constellations: A large number of small drawings, curated by Vanessa Gerrans and Suzanne Davies. Melbourne: RMIT Gallery. Acrylic on canvas.

Murray, A. (2008). “An Architecture of Thread and Gesture (Extract)” in Momentum: 18th Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennale, curated by Valerie Kirk. Tamworth: Tamworth Regional Gallery and 11 other national venues. Tyvek, monofilament, carbon fibre.

Murray, A., Pedley, S., and Lounder, B. (2007). “Walks” in Walking and Art Residency, curated by Ernie Kruger. Banff: The Other Gallery, Banff Centre. Tyvek, monofilament, timber dowel.

Murray, A. (2007). “Char Dham Walk (Garhwal)” in Tactile Imagination, curated by Tom Loveday. Sydney: Ivan Dougherty Gallery. Monofilament and acrylic on linen.

Murray, A. (2007). “Fushimi Inari Walk (Kyoto)” in Tactile Imagination, curated by Tom Loveday. Sydney: Ivan Dougherty Gallery. Monofilament and acrylic on linen.

Murray, A. (2007). “Interference” in Interference: Exhibiting Art and Architecture, curated by Jan Fieldsend. Sydney: Tin Sheds Gallery. Belgian linen, polyester, hardwood.

 

CREATIVE WRITTEN WORKS

Murray, A. (2018). “Death Valley” in Desert Destination Log, edited by Andrea Zittel. Joshua Tree: A-Z West and High Desert Test Sites, 141-142.

Murray, A. and Worrall, J. (2008). “An Architecture of Thread and Gesture” in An Architecture of Thread and Gesture Catalogue. Sydney: Japan Foundation, unpaginated.

Murray, A. (2007). “The Active Plane” in Tactile Imagination Catalogue, edited by Tom Loveday. Sydney: Ivan Dougherty Gallery, 22-23.

Murray, A., Tong, M. and Walker, L.M. “Interference” in Interference: Exhibiting Art and Architecture Catalogue. Sydney: Tin Sheds Gallery (2007), unpaginated.

 

CURATORIAL

Murray, A., Stack, C. and Zeunert, J. (2023). Powerhouse Late: Landscapes. Sydney: Powerhouse Ultimo. April 20 2023.

Murray, A. and Smith, C. (2021). Luminocity. Sydney: UNSW. September 4 2021.

 

Murray, A. and Lochhead, H. (2019). Aqueous Landscapes. Shanghai: Shanghai Urban Space Art Season. September 28 – November 30 2019.

Murray, A. (2016). An Experimental Art Foundation at the Coal Loader. Sydney: Meeks Street Randwick. October 18 – 25 2016.

Murray, A. (2015). Architecture by Hand & Mind: 60 Years of Architecture at UNSW. Sydney: Red Centre, UNSW. October 19 – 30 2016.

 

THESIS

Murray, A. (2011). Intangible Architecture. PhD Thesis. University of Sydney.

 

 

EDITED BOOKS

Murray, A. & Ruan, X. (eds.). (2019). Hand & Mind: Conversations on Architecture and the Built World. Sydney, New South Publishing.

Murray, A. (ed.). (2004). Re[a]d: FBE Architecture Journal. Sydney, UNSW Press. 

 

EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

Murray, A. (2011). In Davies, S. (ed.). Chelle Macnaughtan: Spatial Listening, Ainslie Murray: Intangible Architecture, Malte Wagenfeld: Aesthetics of Air. Melbourne, RMIT Gallery.

Murray, A. (2008) in Kirk, V. (ed.). Momentum: 18th Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennial 2008. Tamworth, Tamworth Regional Gallery.

Murray, A. and Worrall, J. (2008). An Architecture of Thread and Gesture. Sydney, Japan Foundation.

Murray, A. and Tong, M. (2007). Interference: Exhibiting Art and Architecture. Sydney, Tin Sheds Gallery.

 

INDUSTRY JOURNALS

Murray, A. and Lochhead, H. (2020). “Aqueous Landscapes” in T+A: Time + Architecture, 171 (1): 61.

Fowler-Smith, L., Murray, A., Keys-Statham, C. and Taplin, R. (2013). “Rethinking mine remediation via transformative experimental art practice.” Artlink: Australian Contemporary Art Quarterly, 33 (4).

Murray, A. (2008). “Unfolding Ground.” Column, 1 (1): 112-116.

Murray, A. (2005). “In the Wake of Gesture: architecture and the handmade.” Artlink: Australian Contemporary Art Quarterly, 25 (1): 54-55.

Murray, A. (2004). “Belaau: Contemplating Architecture in Rural Fiji.” Conversations, 5 (1): 58-77.

 

REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS

Tighe J., Murray, A. and Freestone, R. (2022). “Mapping the Incomplete City: A Half Century of Urban Change in Central Sydney” at the 39th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand. Auckland: University of Auckland. 25 – 27 November 2022.

Murray, A. (2015). “Breathing Buildings” at Making Research, Researching Making. Copenhagen: ADAPT-R International Conference, Aarhus School of Architecture. September 2015.

 

REFEREED CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS

Murray, A. (2022). “The Registry of Itinerant Architectures” at The Nomadic Image: The Seventh Transdisciplinary Conference on Imaging at the Intersections of Art, Science and Culture. Naryn, Kyrgyzstan: University of Central Asia. September 23 – 25 2022.

Murray, A. and Muller, L. (2019). “Under the dust and dirt: a discussion about architectural models with Allan Wexler” at Frascari Symposium IV: The Secret Lives of Architectural Drawings and Models. London: Kingston University. April 2 2019. 

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Murray, A. (2023). “Registry of Itinerant Architectures.” Nomadic Camera. Ludwig Maximillians Universitat and Brandenburg Centre for Media Studies. Munich, Germany. 13.06.23- 16.06.23. 

Murray, A. (2016). “The Liquid Air” at Art, Science, Oceans Colloquium. Sydney: Sydney Environment Institute, University of Sydney. August 12 2016.

Murray, A. (2015). “Dissolution and Departure: practical reflections on un-making through making” at Material Culture in Action: Practices of making, collecting and re-enacting Art and Design. Glasgow: Glasgow School of Art. September 7 – 8 2015.

I specialise in leadership of international and national engagement projects that connect academic practice to the community. My recent work has included the internationally awarded Luminocity online exhibition (2021, Co-Curator); Aqueous Landscapes exhibition (2019, Shanghai, Co-Curator); BE/Opera Australia Collaboration (2016, Sydney Opera House, Director); internationally awarded book Hand & Mind: Conversations on Architecture and the Built Environment (2018, Lead Co-Editor).

My research is embedded in industry, and I'm currently a NSW Creative Industries Resident at Powerhouse Ultimo (2021-2023). In this residency my creative research practice is physically embedded in the Powerhouse Ultimo. 

Current and previous engagement roles at UNSW include Post Graduate Coordinator (BE, 2022-current), Architecture Curator (BE, 2016-2021), Design Research Cluster Convener (BE, 2015-2018), Higher Degree Committee (ADA, 2022-current), Research Committee (BE, 2015-2018 and 2022-current), Academic Programs Quality Assurance Committee (BE, 2019-2020).

 

 

My Research Supervision

Daniel Connell (Practice-based PhD) : From Line to Expression: Engaging Transient Architectural Complexities through Communal Authorship

Farnaz Fattahi (PhD) : Artist/Architect/Activist Choreographing Scenarios of Collective Interaction

Nafisehsadat Seyedeh (Practice-based PhD): Intersection of Landscape, Anthropocene and Environmental Art

Catherine Stack (Practice-based PhD): Connectivity to Landscape through the Shaping of Artefact

Jeffrey Tighe (Practice-based PhD): Build interdisciplinary knowledge within the fields of urban planning and policy, and urban design, art and architecture relating to the inherent complexity within the city as a temporal, incomplete entity.

Renee Charron (Practice-based Phd @ Concordia, with Erin Manning and MJ Thompson) : Drawing from the Architecting Body.

 

 

 

 

My Teaching

Architectural Design Studio, Interdisciplinary Art and Architecture Practice, Drawing