Kevin Murrayat Craft Victoria
Kevin Murray is Director of Craft Victoria, a Melbourne-based organisation that disseminates contemporary craft. He is keenly interested in craft as a language for the expression of identity that counterbalances a distracted contemporary culture. Murray has curated a number of exhibitions that have toured nationally, including Symmetry: Crafts Meet Kindred Trades and Professions, How Say You, Turn the Soil: What if Australia had been colonised by someone else?, Water Medicine: Precious Works for an Arid Continent, Guild Unlimited: Ten jewellers make insignia for potential guilds, Haven: The Promised Land in Tasmania and Seven Sisters: Fibre Works from the West. For two years, he was curator of the interactive program for the Melbourne Film Festival. As well as articles for art publications, he also writes features for The Age newspaper and produces radio programs for the ABC. In 1996, he was awarded a VACB Writing Fellowship and edited 'Judgment of Paris: Recent French Thought in a Local Context' (Allen & Unwin). His PhD was in the field of narrative psychology and he is currently working towards a series of events and book on the theme of the south. Most exhibitions and articles are online at www.kitezh.com. Kevin Murray lives in Brunswick, Melbourne.