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Ainslie Murray

Architectural Studies, Architecture, Design Research Collaboration

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

Room: 
4004
Building: 
Red Centre, Level 4
Phone: 
+61 2 9385 4798
Fax: 
+61 2 9385 4507
Bio: 
Ainslie Murray is an interdisciplinary artist, architect 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 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.
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

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

Teaching & Supervision: 

Architectural Design Studio, Interdisciplinary Art and Architecture Practice, Drawing

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

 

Supervision Area: 

Art & Architecture, Public Art

Publications:
Books

Murray AG, (ed.), 2003, Re(a)d: Medium for Exposing the Culture of Architecture, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, Australia

Book Chapters

Murray A; Ruan X, 2018, 'Betwixt and Between: Creative debris at Benn & Penna', in Hand & Mind: Conversations on Architecture and the Built World, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 72-83, https://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/books/architecture-hand-and-mind/

Kimmel L, 2018, 'Collaborating with artists to tell a massive story: Cracknell & Lonergan Architects', in Murray A; Ruan X (ed.), Hand & Mind: Conversations on Architecture and the Built World, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 167-181

Alic D, 2018, 'Constructive dialogue: In search of an alternative approach to architectural practice', in Ruan X; Ainslie M (ed.), Architecture by Hand & Mind, NewSouth Publishing, Sydney

Hawken SG, 2018, 'The Expert and the Entrepreneur: architecture and the neoliberal city', in Murray A; Ruan X (ed.), Hand and Mind: Exchanges on architecture and the built world, UNSW Press, Sydney, https://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/books/architecture-hand-and-mind/

Murray AG, 2016, 'The Matter of Voids', in Breen Lovett S; Perren C (ed.), Expanded Architecture. Temporal Spatial Practices

Journal articles

Murray AG; Fowler-Smith L; Taplin R, 2013, 'Rethinking Mine Remediation via transformative experimental art practice', Artlink: Australian contemporary art quarterly, vol. 33, http://www.ainsliemurray.com/

Murray AG, 2008, 'Unfolding Ground', Column, pp. 112-116

Murray AG, 2005, 'In wake of gesture: architecture and the handmade', Artlink: Australian contemporary art quarterly, vol. 25 No 1, pp. 54-55

Murray AG, 2004, 'Belaau: Contemplating Architecture in Rural Fiji', Conversations, vol. 5, pp. 58-77

Conference Papers

Murray AG, 2016, 'Breathing Buildings: Practice-led Architectural Criticism', in Criticall, Criticall, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, Spain, presented at Criticall, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, Spain, 20 - 22 June 2016

Murray AG, 2016, 'Oscillations Between Art and Architecture', in Margarith D; Aravot I (eds.), Oscillations Between Art and Architecture, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, presented at Ar(t)chitecture, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, 19 - 21 April 2016

Murray AG, 2015, 'Breathing Buildings: A practice-led response to the ‘dissolving’ architecture of Kengo Kuma', in Making Research, Researching Making, Making Research, Researching Making, Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, Denmakr, presented at Making Research, Researching Making, Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, Denmakr, 10 - 12 September 2015

Murray AG, 2006, 'Contemplating Architecture in Rural Fiji - Three dimensions in the Diffusion of Place', in Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, presented at 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, 11 - 14 January 2006

Murray AG, 2006, 'Slow Motion: Fourt Short Walkes in the Garhwal Himalaya', in Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, presented at 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, 11 - 14 January 2006

Murray AG, 2004, 'Intangible Architecture? Assembling Identity in the Pacific with Respect', in Challenging Craft Conference, Challenging Craft Conference, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, presented at Challenging Craft Conference, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, 08 - 10 September 2004

Designs / Architecture

Tietz CR, 2017, Densa - Exploring new urban equipment for denser living, Publication: Densa - Exploring new urban equipment for denser living, Built Environment Gallery, Red Centre West, Kensington Campus, Kensigton, NSW, Editor(s): Murray A, publication category: Designs / Architecture

Curatorial Outputs

Murray AG, 2016, An Experimental Art Foundation at the Coal Loader, exhibited at: Meeks Street, Randwick, 18 October - 19 December 2016

Murray AG, 2015, Architecture by Hand & Mind: 60 Years of Architecture at UNSW, exhibited at: Ground Floor Gallery, Red Centre, UNSW, 19 - 25 October 2015, https://www.be.unsw.edu.au/architecture-hand-mind-60-years-architecture-unsw/architecture-hand-mind-60-years-architecture-unsw

Theses / Dissertations

Murray AG, 2011, Intangible Architecture, University of Sydney

Conference Presentations

Murray AG, 2015, 'Dissolution and Departure: practical reflections on un-making through making', in Material Culture in Action: Practices of making, collecting and re-enacting Art and Design, Material Culture in Action: Practices of making, collecting and re-enacting Art and Design, Glasgow, presented at Material Culture in Action: Practices of making, collecting and re-enacting Art and Design, Glasgow, 07 - 08 September 2015

Murray AG, 2013, 'Air and Architecture: everything together and simultaneously nothing', in Air and Architecture: everything together and simultaneously nothing, Moved: On Atmospheres and Affects, Auckland, New Zealand, presented at Moved: On Atmospheres and Affects, Auckland, New Zealand, 22 November - 24 April 2013, http://www.ainsliemurray.com/

Creative Written Works

Murray A, 2018, Death Valley, Desert Destination Log, Zittel A, (ed.), A-Z West and High Desert Test Sites

Murray AG; Worrall JD, 2008, An Architecture of Thread and Gesture, An Architecture of Thread and Gesture

Murray AG; Tong M; Walker LM, 2007, Interference: Exhibiting Art and architecture, Interference: Exhibiting Art and architecture, Murray A; Tong M, (eds.), Ainslie Murray

Murray AG, 2007, Tactile Imagination, Tactile Imagination: Design Research Process, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, COFA

Recorded / Rendered Creative Works

Murray AG, 2015, Breathing Buildings, Making Research, Researching Making, Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, Denmark, Editor(s): Gjelstrup H, Published: 10 September 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works

Murray AG, 2015, Urban Field, Urban Field, Glasgow School of Art, Published: 08 September 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works

Murray AG, 2015, Urban Field, Urban Field, UNSW Galleries, Sydney, Editor(s): Ainsworth L, Water, water-soluble film, dye, aluminium, plastic, Published: 05 June 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works

Murray AG, 2014, The Matter of Voids, Expanded Architecture : Temporal Formal, Australia Square, Sydney, Editor(s): Breen Lovett S; Perren C, Water-soluble film, silica, lead, glass, paper, Published: 07 November 2014, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.expandedarchitecture.com/

Murray AG, 2013, The Liquid Air (Prototype), The Shape of Air, Eramboo, Sydney, Editor(s): Stonehouse G, Aluminium, acrylic, sand, Published: 01 November 2013, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.ainsliemurray.com/

Creative Works (non-textual)

Murray A, 2018, Everyday Life, Make Known: The exquisite order of infinite variation, UNSW Galleries, 28 July - 08 September 2018, at https://artdesign.unsw.edu.au/unsw-galleries/make-known-exquisite-order-infinite-variation

Murray A, 2018, I'll Give You Data, ADR18, University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning, in association with the Tin Sheds Gallery, 27 - 28 September 2018, medium: Archival Print, at https://sydney.edu.au/architecture/news-and-events/events/annual-design-research-conference.html

Murray AG, 2017, Breathing Buildings, Breathing Buildings, Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney, 16 June - 28 July 2017, medium: HD Video, at https://jpf.org.au/events/breathing-buildings/

Murray AG, 2017, Humane Hostility, Black Crows Invaded Our Country, Sydney Environent Institute, University of Sydney, 24 - 25 March 2017, medium: Acrylic, plastic, at http://www.livingroomtheatre.org/

Murray AG, 2017, Humane Hostility, Humane Hostility, Manly Beach, 16 - 16 September 2017, medium: Acrylic, polycarbonate bird spikes, cable ties

Murray AG, 2017, Particulate Matter (Conservatoire), Breathing Buildings, Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney, 16 June - 28 July 2017, medium: Tyvek, Glass, Adhesive Film, Acrylic, at https://jpf.org.au/events/breathing-buildings/

Murray A, 2017, Structural Adaptations, Breathing Buildings, Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney, 16 June - 28 July 2017, medium: Acrylic, Glass, Adhesive Film, at https://jpf.org.au/events/breathing-buildings/

Murray AG, 2016, House for a Lost Tree, Eden Unearthed, Eden Garden, Sydney, 12 October - 12 April 2016, at https://edengardensblog.wordpress.com/

Murray AG; Scott A; Panov A, 2015, Tapestry Design Prize for Architects, Tapestry Design Prize for Architects, Australian Tapestry Workshop, 25 June - 26 July 2015, at http://tapestrydesignprize.org/

Murray AG, 2014, Particulate Matter, Design and Research: Shared Territories, Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, Suzhou, China, 28 October - 22 November 2014, medium: Paper, water-soluble film, glass, tape, at http://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/

Murray AG; Ferrari R, 2014, The Liquid Air (Breathing Structure), On Islands, Eramboo, Terrey Hills, 15 - 30 November 2014, medium: Acrylic, Aluminium, Sand, Vinyl Tube, at http://www.onislandseramboo.com/

Murray AG, 2013, Remedy, In Situ, Mosman, Sydney, 05 - 20 October 2013, medium: Tyvek, nylon, cotton, stainless steel needles, at http://www.ainsliemurray.com/

Murray AG, 2013, Souk, North Sydney Art Prize, Coal Loader, Waverton, Sydney, 27 July - 05 August 2013, medium: Vinyl mesh, nylon, at http://www.ainsliemurray.com/

Murray AG, 2011, Dissolution and Departure, Intangible Architecture, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 14 April - 28 May 2011, medium: Tyvek, monofilament, lead, carbon fibre, at http://www.ainsliemurray.com/

Murray AG, 2011, Utterances, Intangible Architecture, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, 14 April - 28 May 2011, medium: Painted and printed Tyvek, acrylic, at http://www.ainsliemurray.com/

Murray AG, 2010, Air Architecture I, II, III, Constellations: A Large number of Small drawings, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 08 April - 26 June 2010, medium: Acrylic on canvas, at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse/Our%20Organisation/RMIT%20Gallery/Exhibitions/2010/Constellations:%20A%20Large%20number%20of%20Small%20drawings/

Murray AG, 2008, An Architecture of Thread and Gesture, Japan Foundation Callery, 01 January 2008

Murray AG, 2008, Momentum : 18th Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennale, 01 January 2008

Murray AG; Tong M, 2007, Interference:Exhibiting Art and architecture, 01 January 2007

Murray AG, 2007, Tactile Imagination, 01 January 2007

Murray AG; Pedley S; Lounder B, 2007, Walks, Walks, 01 January 2007