They Always Bring You Home

My contribution to the Royal Show this year is showing until 29th September in the The Salon des Refusés, The Salon new to the Royal Show Art prize was introduced this year due to the unprecedented number of works entered in the inaugural Perth Royal Art Prize and to showcase more artists.
The Painting:
They Always Bring you Home. Oil on Canvas 60 x 122

This is a stand of wheatbelt timber, we now know is precious and important for sustaining water quality and habitat. For me stands of trees like these have been a safe haven and have always signalled homecoming.

They always bring you home Oil on canvas 60x122 cm ©Nada Murphy
They always bring you home Oil on canvas 60×122

Copyright Nada Murphy © 2018
Photogragh. Stephen Wood.


Creative people often work hard to make sure they have skills.  Perhaps skill in drawing , painting or making and of course creativity in its simplest form is bringing into existence something new. At the other end of the spectrum creativity brings with it novel exciting ideas that progress society as a whole.

Our first Bush Retreat BUILDING YOUR CREATIVE IDENTITY  would will explore and expand your creative potential and identity, join in creative challenges as well as investigate colour, line and sounds as ingredients in the mix in a relaxed peaceful setting.

When: 23 to 25 February 2018 Program runs from 1.00 pm Friday to 2 pm Sunday.

Where: Lagoon Drive Yallingup

Cost: Workshop fee $200 includes some materials  Accomodations & meals from $100 to $120 for weekend.

Register: Bush Retreats   studio@“  before February 16. Places are limited.



Application available at

Ever wondered where creativity comes from? Do you think some are blessed with “creative genius” and you missed out? Creativity is in all of us to find. Creativity can emerge when it is least expected. Each person’s capacity to engage in a creative process is always a joy. Building a creative identity is not only fun but also important for well being.

Nada will guide you through a fun relaxing weekend of exploring and expanding your creative self.

Join in the creative challenge, to investigate colour line and sound as some of the many ingredients of creativity.

Play with the eco dye process to establish your connection to the bush

Enjoy the company of others, yarn, share and relax

YALLINGUP 23 to 25 February