Acme Studios — David Murphy

Supporting Artists since 1972

David Murphy

Hackney Studio Residency

As a sculptor and painter, David Murphy’s work has a quiet, magnetic quality that plays with our associations of mark-making and patterning. Though essentially abstract and open to interpretation, looking at his practice over a longer period reveals certain themes: textiles, and fibres, landscape and geology, precision and measurement. Each deals with the point of contact between human beings and our environment.

David Murphy studied at the Glasgow School of Art and Newcastle College. He was recipient of the Kenneth Armitage Foundation Fellowship, London and has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. Murphy has worked on large-scale commissions for the National Trust (UK), The Dales Museum (UK), The Piece Hall, Halifax (UK), and Oxford House, London (UK). He is represented by ALMA ZEVI (UK / IT) and Monica De Cardenas (CH / IT). He lives and works in South London.

Hackney Studio Award

The Hackney Studio Residency began in October 2012 following the completion
of 49 permanent new-build studios at Matchmakers Wharf, E9. The residency was awarded to a Hackney-based artist, who received a rent-free studio (worth £7,500) for 18 months plus a stipend of £10,000. The residency benefits from support from Hackney Council’s Cultural Development Team and the Hackney-based independent arts organisation, PEER, who
provide additional professional support and mentoring to the artist.