Joan Murray

Joan Murray

Addressing ideas of historical memory, identity and discovery, Joan’s work explores the associations we have with the material evidence of our own history.

Concertina Books
Coastal Erosion

Her images, mainly sourced from cartography and archaeology, make reference to site plans, excavation diagrams, and architectural spaces; along with these references to place her tool shapes speak of invention, function and survival.

Drawing with Fishing Hook

Sometimes a single form evolves from the neutrality of the white paper. In other drawings, shapes become points of identification; they float among map sections to create a mesh of new relationships.

Drawing with Gold Brooch

Within this narrative Joan will often include lines that represent her own journeys: their shapes originally traced out on street maps appear as records specifically related to her own past.

Folding Comb

Joan’s mixed media approach includes graphite, colour pencil, pastel and watercolour.

Tools of Change

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