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:

Wadjemup Spirit Place Across the Water

Wadjemup Spirit Place Across the Water Nada Murphy ©

It is my pleasure to be invited
Joining with more than 100 Western Australian artists
be a part of this special exhibition celebrating Rottnest,
Raising funds for The Rottnest Foundation
To conserve the Island’s unique value

A great opportunity to have your own work
And a make a very special contribution

Photo :
Wadjemup Spirit Place Across the Water.
Artist Nada Murphy ©

Rottnest Foundation Art Exhibition
The Essence of Rottnest
Opening May 10
11-12 and 15-19 May
from 10am to 4pm
Holmes a Court Gallery
10 Douglas Street
West Perth


Residency Wrap up & Exhibition.

5.30- 7.00 pm

29 June 2018

Beverley Station Arts

Vincent Street


I am half way through my third residency at Beverley Station Arts in this small Wheatbelt town just 150 km East of Perth.  My River Project dates from 2013 when I first visited here in late summer.

By the time I returned in 2016 I was able to walk in a dry river bed and at Yen Yenning lakes which also had very little water at the time.  Since then I have  read and researched, as well as visited many time to explore the idea of how the river changed across the seasons. I was particularly keen to learn more about the Noongar seasons and visited following this cycle.

I arrived with a lot of material to collate and wanted time to think through how my project ideas would ultimately be expressed. I already had a collection of more than 20 pieces to show, mostly paintings and a very substantial photographic record to organize.

My time so far has been divided between review & writing, the production of work and domestic tasks.  Walking and continuing to observe have also been essential task as this was mid winter and the river was in her winter phase.

There is a certain joy in hearing the river running and the smell of river water on the move and to see her fog bound some mornings.

It has also been a delight to yarn with folk. Over 5 years some great relationships have formed and I have enjoyed getting to know others.

The Residency will wrap up with a celebration of the work on Friday 29th June at 5.30- 7.00pm here at the Station.


Story in Art, Art in Story , Art Space Story : Kimberley Coast Glass

Kimberley Coast Series. 45 x 13 cm dish Kiln formed Slumped Glass ( green) © Nada Murphy

We are in for an exciting week ahead as we open in anticipation of the Shinju Artist Open House Trail.


You can find ARTSPACE ON HUNTER a new studio exhibition space in Broome

at the corner of Livingtone and Hunter Streets

Artist In Residence : Nada Murphy with Mick Porter Broome Photographer.

We look forward to sharing our work with you.

Open From Wednesday 16 May to Sunday 20 th May from 10 am to 4.00pm

or by appointment ( phone Nada on 0400031952)


Story In Art, Art in Story, Artspace Story

Kimberley Crossroads oil on canvas 44 x 44 cm© Nada Murphy
Kimberley Crossroads oil on canvas 44 x 44 cm© Nada Murphy

I am visiting Broome for a short residency and the partcipate in the Shinju Fringe Artist Open House Trail once again.  This year this event is run in conjunction with the Kimberley Arts Network 9×5 Auction.

I am in a new Artspace on Hunter Street, spacious and well lit with it own adjacent facilities.

As with all residencies there are multi layers.

Firstly I am collaborating with Broome Photography Mick Porter who has a passion for the peace of the bush and the Kimberley landscape. His story unfolds in his extraordinary photos of the bird lift.

My own Broome  and Kimberley story dates back to the 1980’s. Some early work is included as a result

We opened on on the 13 th of May with many yarns. Thank you to those who helped us celebrate the works on the wall.  Glass , Painting , Textiles and Photography.  It is a great mix

There are some new works for you to enjoy, also available in the on line shop

We are open Wednesday 16 May to Sunday 20 May from 10 am to 4 pm

You can find us at 29 Hunter Street , right next to Troppo Sound.

Special thanks to Mick Connolly for all your support.