Glass in Isolation Sept 23-Oct1 2023


The Salt collection is inspired by on our extensive Salt Lake system. The work is made from reclaimed float glass. The artist has transformed into a usable course frit for fusing and slumping.

This is a process that requires patience and a commitment to using all the glass available to us.

I am pleased to be exhibiting again, with Glass Artists of WA

Glass in Isolation

Showcasing Contemporary Glass in Western Australia

23 September to 1 October 10 -4 pm.

Mossenson Galleries
115 Hay St, Subiaco, Western Australia

OPENING on Friday 22nd September 6-8pm.  

RSPV for catering purposes

At the Sydney Contemporary 7-11 September with Mossenson Galleries

Listening, looking and participating.

Immersing in the Sydney Contemporary

Mossenson Galleries. Paper B06

Prints & Painting on paper.

Endangered Species Grevillea scapigera UP4/4

Nada Murphy TRACKS

Crabs live here Lurajarri Trail -Nada Murphy 2023
Crabs live here: Lurajarri Trail – Nada Murphy 2023

Mossenson Gallery August 2-26

Curiosity to discover more about our water stories, has led down many tracks in the steps of those who walked before me. Questions emerge not only about water but also how we respond to the land. My works ask for a renewed look at our landscape.

Join us to celebrate our many journeys together and to explore this new body of works.

This exhibition marks 50 years since my first Nullabor Crossing.

Opening Night August. 2 6 to 8 pm

Special guest: Bruce Denny Theatre Maker

Mossenson Galleries 115 Hay Street Subiaco.

A special collaboration with fellow Glass Artist Estelle Dean will run parallel.

The Exhibition runs from Aug 2 to 26.

Saturday 12.00 to 4.00 pm and by appointment

Looking forward to seeing you.


RSVP: email Mossenson Galleries

Environs Kimberley Art Auction

Fire at Fitzroy Crossing Nada Murphy

Online 22 June to 2 July Live Auction held on 24 June.

My entry this year is:
Fire at Fitzroy Crossing oil on canvas

What a privilege to join with so many artists supporting this organisation that plays a vital role in the region:

Your purchase supports both the organisation and the artist

  • Managing fire for biodiversity
  • Monitoring seagrass meadows
  • Protecting wetlands
  • Collaborating with Aboriginal Ranger groups
  • Community seed banks and managing invasive weeds
  • Protecting threatened eco systems and saving threatened species

The Grandmother tree

Grandmother Tree after the fire by Nada Murphy

The Grandmother tree

Charcoal & Ink 69x88 Framed

My friends property is a place where the original vegetation has been kept with a wooded treasure trove along a creek line. At the top of the rise the tree sits and my friend then a mum of small children said the called it the Grandmother Tree as it was clearly the oldest tree on their block.

In 2022 a fire which started on the nearby property raged for several days up to the ridge. My friend home narrowly escaped the creek line was preserved but the grand mother tree burnt ..

Miraculously the grandmother tree has survived although for a good while we wondered . She has her own resurrection story.

The drawing is a tribute and perhaps appropriate for the Beverley Art Prize which has been running 54 years at Easter.

#grandmother tree
@mossenson galleries

Glass in Isolation – Glass Artists of Western Australia

Glass in Isolation - Glass Artists of Western Australia

LR_031_Nada Murphy Artwork 220203.jpg for GAWA

It is my pleasure to work with other Western Australian Glass Artists again.
Glass in isolation 

We come together again to show case our work reflecting on our interpretation of Glass in Isolation.

Mossenson Galleries 115 Hay Street Subiaco

10am -4 pm November  12 - 20

Definitely make a date. You will not be disappointed.

Isolation has become a common place in recent years as we have dealt with the pandemic so inevitably has impacted on the creative process of many.

Working with glass in this time I have continued to be challenge and rewarded both with its fragility and toughness. Perhaps these ingredients we are more familiar with than before. I am surprised looking back that there is a significant body of work that echoes our relationship with place and remoteness. I am looking forward to sharing these along with the range of work that another 25 artists will bring to this exhibition.

The work:

Pâte de verre vessel:

Echoes of the River, Riverbank.

Photographer: Rebecca Mansell


Echoes of the River – Mossenson Galleries

Looking out from the peak

16 March – 9 April

Mossenson Gallery

115 Hay Street Subiaco

The artist explores the source of our river at the place where it emerges from the ground to reveal its ancient origins and the intersect with indelible human imprint echoing across seasons and time.

The works reflect on our history with water and our river country, asking the viewer to consider how we are making our own history.

Is the river a vital resource which can keep us to account – a spiritual entity which carries ancient knowledge, or carry other meanings running through contemporary life?

Does not hold water -installed


I am so pleased announce the “ Does not hold water,” installation sits alongside “Carriers of Culture : exhibited in conjunction with IOTA21” at Mossenson’s Gallery in Subiaco until 4 October

The work, my largest at 3m x 6 m , comprises 6 eco dyed silk panels embroidered with a motif of the river. In conversation are a collection of coil baskets made from hand spun black fleece, silk and linens.

The installation : seeded by intrigue with natural dyes and hand made vessels

The work includes some traditional crafting tools and processes including eco dyes, embroidery, spinning with a small hand held spindle and recycled and found materials.

The dyes are made from bark and leaves of eucalyptus found in the country surrounding our river:

The six silk eco dyed embroidered panels reflects on the river across the seasons :
1 Eucalyptus rudis (flooded gum)
2 Wandoo wandoo (wandoo)
3 Eucalyptus loxaphelba (York gum)
4 Eucalpytus astringen (Brown mallet)
5 Corymbia calophylla (marri)
6 Corymbia calophylla (marri)

There is much to enjoy in the gallery at the moment
I would like to thank Dianne & Naomi Mossenson for their support.

Pause Button

I am pleased to be participating in this special exhibition at Old Auction House Kyneton

My work is : Rising Seas: Dragging Anchor.

December 3 2020 to January 4 2021 An exibition run by Art Aviso

Buttons were used as decorative ornaments long before they became synthetic everyday clothing fasteners, connecting one piece of material to another. Prior to the more common (usually) plastic buttons of today became the norm, buttons were crafted from sea shells, bone, ivory, wood, leather, porcelain or metal, they were hand made and could be covered in precious silks and linens or hiding a secret compartment for contraband. Buttons were hand-painted, enameled, stitched, crocheted, carved or cast.

Art Aviso Artists were supplied with a curated panel of 6  buttons, chosen for them by Art Aviso, which were to form the inspiration of a circular or spherical artwork.

The buttons were purely the inspiration for the colour, texture and shape of the artwork the subject matter was entirely up to the Artist.

July in the studio

Wow  what a roller coaster 
being an " iso artist " this past few months has been 
Yes ! Invites to join isolation shows 
I have a small work called  "Lost Chapter" in Door to Door on-line exhibition

Environs Kimberley are also on line for their annual fundraiser, from 
Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 05:00 PM through August 09, 2020 
Environs Kimberley Online Art Auction  
If you are in Broome a live auction will run on August 7 at the Broome Chinatown Convention Centre

I would like to send a shout out to Charles  & Laura from Accent Fine Art  
for their particular support during the shut down.
" Kimberley Calling" is now exhibiting at the gallery & can be viewed on line 
 Accent Fine Art  Gallery 228 Cambridge St Wembley

A special thanks to  everyone who has made a purchase  in recent months. 
So appreciated 
Each of you brings a beautiful story. 
I particlarly like that one person bought a piece to cheer a friend. 

My Regards 
Image : Roebuck Bay Oil on Canvas 400 x 400 cm 

Waiting for the Rain – March Exhibition

This collection of works connects us with the energy of seasonal change and the emotional layers that changes in the weather brings

Accent Fine Art Gallery

228 Cambridge Street Wembley

MARCH 2020

Gallery open 9- 5.00 Monday to Friday

Saturday 9- 2.30

Nada is guest resident artist and will be in the gallery every Wednesady afternoon form 3.00 pm & the evenings of Thursday 12th and Wednesday 18th.

Come in to view and enjoy.

This collection and a selection of other works availale for purchase.




November Studio News

November will be a busy starting this Friday

Darlington Open  November 1-3

Darlington Hall

Pine Terrance Darlington



Morning Light Oil on Canvas
Copyright Nada Murphy © 2019

NOW September 27 to 18 October

NOW this year’s Artsource group show of work by Western Australian Artist kicks off at 6.00 Pm Friday 27 Ocotober. OLD CUSTOMS HOUSE Phillimore St Freo
My contribution is Clear Blue,

Clear Blue 122x 60 cm Nada Murphy©
intended to lift the spirits and to keep us focused on clear blue waters. The work was inspired by my many visits to the Kimberely, although might remind you of all those times when you have visited the shoreline of our beautiful coast.
Come along and enjoy the show.
Continuing to 18 Ocotober
For more information: