Wendy murray

Wendy Murray is a Sydney-based artist and arts educator. Her artworks are informed by her knowledge of street art and graffiti and her interest in psycho-geography and the concept of the derive, or unplanned journey….more

 Newtown Art Seat installation, Newtown, NSW Australia. Photo: Tom Helliwell at  Inner West Council , Sydney

Newtown Art Seat installation, Newtown, NSW Australia. Photo: Tom Helliwell at Inner West Council, Sydney

Pulling posters from history

The Newtown Art Seat presents innovative contemporary art to the local community and provides artists and community groups with the opportunity to exhibit in public space for the purpose of experimental, non-commercial artistic outcomes.  

My work for the Art Seat is an investigation into poster making in the Newtown area. Pulling posters from history celebrates the diversity and significance of Newtown, providing the ideal context to pay homage to poster makers, past and present. 

During September - November 2017, I will continue to document local histories and research poster makers of the Inner West. If you have pulled your punches or know someone who has - please get in touch
Project instagram: @pullyourpunches

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Value the artist

Collaboration with Mildura artist and sign writer Terry (Moose) McGowan of McGowan Signs, Mildura VIC, Australia. Over a 10 day residency, Moose and I worked together developing two installations that responded to both the current pre-election economic and social climate in Australia… view project

The Daily

The Daily drawing series began in April 2010 whilst on residency at Hill End, NSW, Australia. Over seven years I have completed more than 250 drawings… view project


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pull a fat 1!, 2016

Pull a fast 1!, 2016 Two colour screen print on French Kraft Pop-Tone 100# cover (Sweet Tooth)
Size: 62x44cm, Edition: 5
Men working with silk screen, Federal Art Project, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis c.1942. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society.

 Drawing  The polite side of town , Adelaide Central School, SA, AUS   Photo © 2017 ASCA  Sam Roberts

Drawing The polite side of town, Adelaide Central School, SA, AUS   Photo © 2017 ASCA Sam Roberts

THE POLITE SIDE OF TOWN

The Drawing Exchange is a collaboration between the nation’s top art schools, bringing together 22 artists from around Australia to produce new works drawn directly onto the walls of Adelaide Central School of Art and the National Art School in Sydney.… view project


Writing| Banksy in the burbs

Art Guide Australia, May 2016, by Wendy Murray
Along the high street, centipede-like lengths of glass company stickers run down the edges of shop windows. On David Lane, tucked in amongst the cluster of sans serif contact details is a very clever sticker by Rizot & KEWL… read the article