Researcher

Ms Ainslie Gaye Murray

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Biography

Ainslie Murray is an interdisciplinary artist and academic based in the Architecture Discipline in the Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
 
Her work explores the augmentation of architectural space through subtle realisations of forgotten and intangible spatial forces. The atmosphere and its relation to the lived experience are areas of special interest which have focussed her...view more
Ainslie Murray is an interdisciplinary artist and academic based in the Architecture Discipline in the Faculty of the Built Environment at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
 
Her work explores the augmentation of architectural space through subtle realisations of forgotten and intangible spatial forces. The atmosphere and its relation to the lived experience are areas of special interest which have focussed her practice-led research for over 15 years. Ainslie’s work ranges from large-scale immersive installations and constructions, to film, painting, textiles and printed works.
 
Ainslie’s principal interest is in forms of space-making that often escape attention, including ephemeral, minimal and immaterial forms of architecture. She makes work that investigates these forms of architecture in relation to climate, ecology and energy and frequently works in an interdisciplinary and collaborative mode. In her teaching, Ainslie questions the boundaries between art, architecture and landscape through a range of undergraduate and postgraduate design studios and interdisciplinary courses.
 
Ainslie trained in Architecture (B.Arch St. and B.Arch Hons) at the University of Adelaide, and was awarded her PhD in Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, in 2011. She has lived in Adelaide, London and Munich and is now based in Sydney. Her work has been exhibited throughout Australia and internationally in Canada, China, Denmark, Japan and the UK.

My Grants

2017 > Eden Unearthed Major Stipend, Eden Gardens, Sydney

2017 Breathing Buildings, Non Traditional Research Grant, BE UNSW

2016 Everyday Life in the Atmosphere, Early Career Researcher Grant, BE UNSW

2016 Eden Unearthed Major Stipend, Eden Gardens, Sydney

2015 Finalist, with Panovscott, Inaugural Tapestry Design Prize for Architects, Australian Tapestry Workshop

2015 Everyday Life in the Atmosphere, Early Career Researcher Grant Grant, BE, UNSW

2014 NSW Artist Grant, National Association for Visual Arts

2014 VCCS Fund, University of New South Wales

2014  Breathing Buildings, Early Career Researcher Grant Grant, Faculty of the Built Environment, , University of New South Wales

2013 New Work Grant (Mid-Career Artist), Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts

2013 Re-imagining mine site remediation, Faculty Research Grant, FBE, with Linda Corkery, Ros Taplin, Louise Fowler-Smith, University of New South Wales

2013 A survey of critical success factors underpinning effective programs for transformation of former un-remediated mine sites involving visual art, COFA ARC Seed Grant (Interdisciplinary), UNSW, with Ros Taplin and Louise Fowler-Smith, University of New South Wales

2013 Career Advancement Fund, University of New South Wales

2008 Early Career Researcher Grant, FBE UNSW: ‘The Land of Lost Content’

2007 Beth Winspear Scholarship, Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada: Walking and Art Residency

2007 New Work Grant (Emerging Artist), Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts

2007 NSW Artist’s Marketing Award, National Association for the Visual Arts

2007 Early Career Researcher Grant, FBE, University of New South Wales: ‘The Interference Project’

2006 Research Link Scholarship, Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales: ‘The Interference Project’

2006 Early Career Researcher Grant, Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales ‘Alternative Spatial Practice’

1999 Kenneth and Hazel Milne Travelling Scholarship, University of Adelaide

1999 HR Riddle Scholarship, University of Adelaide


My Qualifications

PhDVisArts(USyd); BArch(UAd); BArchSt(UAd)


My Awards

Encampment, with Andrea Zittel, 2017, A-Z West, Joshua Tree, USA

Northern Beaches Council Artist in Residence, 2017, Sydney

Eramboo Public Art Residency, 2014, Sydney 

Artspace Residency 2010, Sydney

Cité Internationale des Arts Residency, October – December 2009, Paris, France

Finalist, New Visual Artists Award 2007, Japan Foundation, Sydney

Walking and Art Residency August-November 2007, Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

Art & Architecture, Public Art


My Engagement

Memberships

Member, National Association of Visual Artists

Exhibitions

  • 2014 Shared Territories: Design Practice as Research, curated by Anuradha Chatterjee, Thomas Fischer and Marian Macken, University of Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool, Suzhou, China
  • 2014  Expanded Architecture, curated by Claudia Perren and Sarah Breen Lovett, Australia Square, Sydney
  • 2014   On Islands, curated by Selena Griffiths, Eramboo Artist Environment, Sydney
  • 2013 The Shape of Air, with Suzanne Davey, curated by Greg Stonehouse, Eramboo Artist Environment, Sydney
  • 2013 North Sydney Art Prize Exhibition, curated by Alison Clark, Coal Loader, Sydney
  • 2013 In-Situ, curated by Cassandra Hard-Lawrie, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
  • 2011 Intangible Architecture, curated by Suzanne Davies, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2010 Untitled Installation, Studio 11, Artspace, Sydney
  • 2010 Constellations, curated by Vanessa Gerrans, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2008 Momentum: 18th Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennale, curated by Valerie Kirk, touring until 2010 at 10 venues across Australia
  • 2008 An Architecture of Thread and Gesture, Japan Foundation, Sydney
  • 2007 Walks, with Sue Pedley and Barbara Lounder, The Other Gallery, Banff Centre, Canada
  • 2007 The Interference Project, with Mimi Tong, Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney
  • 2007 Tactile Imagination, curated by Tom Loveday, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, University of New South Wales, Sydney
  • 2005 Exhibition G02, Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle, Sydney
  • 2005 Agri/Culture, curated by Cheryle Yin Ho, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Sydney
  • 2004 Sound-Maker's Place, curated by Ainslie Murray and Belinda Brito, SAUC Gallery, Sydney
  • 2003 Bahanaa, Little Gallery, Paddington, Sydney
  • 2003 Ganga, curated by Katrina Hampton, Muse Gallery, Sydney

 


My Teaching

Architectural Design Studio, Interdisciplinary Art and Architecture Practice, Drawing

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Location

Red Centre, Level 4, Room 4004

Contact

+61 2 9385 4798
+61 2 9385 4507