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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 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.
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:
Book Chapters

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

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/

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 A, 2019, 'Utterances of Everyday Life: movement and drawing in sensitised air', Drawing On, http://drawingon.org/

Fowler-Smith L; Murray A; Keys-Statham C; Taplin RE, 2013, 'Rethinking mine remediation via transformative experimental art practice', Artlink: Australian contemporary art quarterly, vol. 33, https://www.artlink.com.au/articles/4080/rethinking-mine-remediation-via-transformative-exp/

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 A; Simon K; Rodriguez Riestra E, 2019, 'Making Known: Engaging the Exquisite Order of Infinite Variation', in Fairley A (ed.), Monash University, presented at Annual Design Research Conference, Monash University, 03 October 2019 - 04 October 2019

Murray AG, 2016, 'Oscillations Between Art and Architecture', in Margarith D; Aravot I (ed.), 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 April 2016 - 21 April 2016

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 June 2016 - 22 June 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 September 2015 - 12 September 2015

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, USA, presented at 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, 11 January 2006 - 14 January 2006

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, USA, presented at 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, 11 January 2006 - 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 September 2004 - 10 September 2004

Conference Presentations

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

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

Conference Abstracts

Murray A; Muller L, (ed.), 2019, 'Under the dust and dirt : a discussion about architectural models with Allan Wexler', in Frascari Symposium IV: The Secret Lives of Architectural Drawings and Models; From Translating to Archiving, Collecting and Displaying, Department of Architecture and Landscape, Kingston School of Art (KSA) Kingston University - Knights Park Campus - Grange Road - Kingston upon Thames - KT1 2QJ, presented at Frascari Symposium IV: The Secret Lives of Architectural Drawings and Models; From Translating to Archiving, Collecting and Displaying, Department of Architecture and Landscape, Kingston School of Art (KSA) Kingston University - Knights Park Campus - Grange Road - Kingston upon Thames - KT1 2QJ, 27 June 2019 - 29 June 2019

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: Murray A, Publication category: Designs / Architecture

Curatorial Outputs

Murray A; Lochhead H; Ruan X; Kitagawa F, 2019, Aqueous Landscapes: Sydney Harbour, exhibited at: Yangpu Riverfront, Shanghai, China, 28 September 2019 - 20 December 2019, http://www.susas.com.cn/en-phone/index.html

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

Murray AG, 2015, Architecture by Hand & Mind: 60 Years of Architecture at UNSW, exhibited at: Ground Floor Gallery, Red Centre, UNSW, 19 October 2015 - 25 October 2015, Architecture by Hand & Mind: 60 Years of Architecture at UNSW, 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

Creative Written Works

Murray A, 2018, Death Valley, Zittel A, 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, (ed.), 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; Sleight J, 2019, Unravelled Foreshore #1, Aqueous Landscapes: Sydney, Australia as part of Encounter, Shanghai Urban Space Art Season, Yangpu Riverfront, Shanghai, China, 28 September 2019 - 20 December 2019, medium: Digital print on polyester chiffon, at: http://www.susas.com.cn/en-phone/index.html

Murray A, 2019, Intertidal Sections, Aqueous Landscapes: Sydney, Australia as part of Shanghai Urban Space Art Season: Encounter, Shanghai Urban Space Art Season, Yangpu Riverfront, Shanghai, China, 28 September 2019 - 20 December 2019, medium: HD video with sound, at: http://www.susas.com.cn/en-phone/index.html

Murray A, 2019, Sentinel Ledge, Eden Unearthed, Macquarie Park, Sydney, Australia, 05 August 2019 - 31 January 2019, medium: Aluminium, nylon, braided fishing line, rope, at: https://edengardens.com.au/pages/eden-unearthed

Murray A; Dorabialski J, 2019, Power Plants Garden One, Melbourne Design Week: Toxic City Symposium, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 19 March 2019 - 19 March 2019, medium: HD Video, at: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/toxic-city-symposium/

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 September 2018 - 28 September 2018, medium: Archival Print

Murray A, 2018, Everyday Life, Make Known: The exquisite order of infinite variation, UNSW Galleries, 28 July 2018 - 08 September 2018

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

Murray AG, 2017, Particulate Matter (Conservatoire), Breathing Buildings, Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney, 16 June 2017 - 28 July 2017, medium: Tyvek, Glass, Adhesive Film, Acrylic

Murray AG, 2017, Breathing Buildings, Breathing Buildings, Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney, 16 June 2017 - 28 July 2017, medium: HD Video

Murray A, 2017, Structural Adaptations, Breathing Buildings, Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney, 16 June 2017 - 28 July 2017, medium: Acrylic, Glass, Adhesive Film

Murray AG, 2017, Humane Hostility, Black Crows Invaded Our Country, Sydney Environent Institute, University of Sydney, 24 March 2017 - 25 March 2017, medium: Acrylic, plastic

Murray AG, 2016, House for a Lost Tree, Eden Unearthed, Eden Garden, Sydney, 12 October 2016 - 12 April 2017

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

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

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

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