About Nada Murphy

Painting, Glass and Creative Communities.


  • A human connection to land and natural phenomenon
  • Patterns & meditative qualities of natural space and form
  • Well being through creativity

An artist's life

For as long as I can remember drawing and painting have been for me as living and breathing. Making visual documents of the many places I have visited has been an imperative, reflecting a connection to environment and an expression of the need to respect and conserve.

The process of developing as an artist has been long and rewarding. The practice is an exacting meditation.

Establishing my studio space in 1999 was a major leap enabling not only a dedicated space but also a place for community. I have enjoyed the company of many artists and craftsmen and womenwho have shared time, creativity and music.

More recently I have been able to concentrate on some of the landscape that has important connections, during my visits to the Kimberley. Working within the framework of residencies allowed me to build a better understanding of the community and the many layers of meanings the land holds for people. Wonderful exchanges with other artists meant both ways learning is very rewarding.

I introduced glass into my practice in 2014 and have since worked with kiln form glass and pate de verre.  Despite the challenge this medium presents the results are often simply magic.

Over the past few years I have been concentrating on an important project about " The River"  looking closely at  water, its use, care and history in the Wheatbelt and exploring how the  River changes with the 6 Noongar seasons.

This project is ongoing and has brought me closer the earth's energy and the people who rely on this. Water is life at so many levels.

I am keen to encourage others to develop their creativity. It is so intricately wedded to our well being.