Read more about Kate’s original proposal for NUNO here.
Kate Murdoch writes:
“I live and work in London and have exhibited my work as part of the Whitstable Biennale, Deptford X Arts Festival, Frieze Art Fair and at galleries including Transition, Firstsite, WW, APT London, ARTHOUSE1 and Collyer Bristow.
I was awarded the Shape Open Prize in 2016, selected by Yinka Shonibare CBE (RA) Helen Sainsbury, Head of Programme Realisation at Tate Modern and Tony Heaton, CEO of Shape Arts.
My work has recently featured in ‘The Word is Art’ a book by Michael Petry, published by Thames & Hudson.
I work predominantly in the medium of assemblage, collage and installation. My materials are largely sourced from a lifelong passion for collecting. I am interested in objects as clear indicators of the passage of time. Steeped in social and political history, objects frequently open up opportunities for personal and political discussion, particularly around issues of class and privilege as well as value and worth.
I am especially interested in the conversations around these themes and I’m keen to encourage audience participation in the art work itself whenever possible, so that these discussions can take place.
Wider themes of loss and remembrance are also explored, reflecting my fascination with the permanence of objects versus the fragility of human existence – essentially, how objects can outlive us.