Dr. Kevin Murray

I feel it is important to encourage exhibition standard in craft work, as this will become our future heritage. A collection can give prestige and recognition to the artist, which is useful in furthering their career. Personally, I like the opportunity to share a passion for contemporary craft with experts in the field.
— Dr Kevin Murray
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Dr Kevin Murray is an independent writer and curator, Adjunct Professor at RMIT University and Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. In 2000-2007 he was Director of Craft Victoria where he developed the Scarf Festival and the South Project, a four-year program of exchange involving Melbourne, Wellington, Santiago and Johannesburg.  His books include Craft Unbound: Make the Common Precious (Thames & Hudson, 2005) and Place and Adornment: A History of Contemporary Jewellery in Australia and New Zealand (2014). He is currently a Vice-President of the World Craft Council Asia Pacific Region, board member of Ethical Metalsmiths.

More information is at www.kevinmurray.com.au

Image from Scarf Festival, Craft Victoria, 2004.

Image from Scarf Festival, Craft Victoria, 2004.