– Highlights

highlight
Exhibition

Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov

highlight
Exhibition

Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

highlight
Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events

highlight
Talk

2017 Lloyd Rees Lecture

22 Nov, 6.00pm, Level 2: Veolia Lecture Theatre

highlight
Workshop

Art Safari

24 Nov, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

highlight
Event

Artbar November 2017

24 Nov, 7.00pm, MCA

– News from inside the MCA

The Importance of Laughter

We sat down with laughter connoisseur Shari Coventry from Sydney Laughter to discover the truth about laughter and why we need it ahead of this month’s Laughter Sessions. more

Coming up in 2018…

Next year is one of the most exciting and diverse seasons yet. Find out what’s on. more

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Antenna's Rich Welch

To pave the way for the soon-to-come cinema binge at Antenna Film Festival,Co-Director Rich Welch shared a few of his life changing films. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

highlight
MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

highlight
Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

highlight
Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Kate Murphy

Born 1977, Queanbeyan, New South Wales. Lives and works Sydney.


Kate Murphy’s video practice examines the interplay between portraiture and various forms of documentary including TV and film documentary, reality TV and the home video camera. Through her single- and multi-channel video installations she explores the relationship between her subject, the camera, the observer and the viewer.

Murphy’s first solo exhibition, Britney Love, was held in 2000 at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, following a residency there. Other solo exhibitions include The note, BREENSPACE, Sydney (2010); Cry Me a Future, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra (2009); Prayers of a Mother, Glasshouse, Port Macquarie (2009); Rehearsal (for Saint Vitus), Virgin Mary Church, Dublin (2007); and Placing the Camera, Performance Space, Sydney (2005). Murphy has exhibited nationally and internationally, including Here’s the Tender Coming (WHOOPEE) We’re all Going to Die, Pallas Projects, Dublin (2011); TWMA Contemporary, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria (2010); Nightshifters, Performance Space, Sydney (2010); Video Swell Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2009); Rising Tide: Film and Video Works from the MCA Collection, MCA, Sydney and Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (2009); Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2008); Sonic Youth, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin and Amelie A Wallace Gallery, New York (2008); Interlace, Performance Space, Sydney and CAST Gallery, Hobart (2004); and Remembrance + the Moving Image, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne (2003).

Murphy’s video works have also been screened at the Barbican, London (2011); LOOP’08, Barcelona (2008); Broadstone Gallery, Dublin (2007); Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool (2006); and National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2004).

Works by Kate Murphy

– In the MCA Collection online

– View also

All
Works

Related Exhibitions