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Visiting Artist’s Talk – Ewan Murray

Ewan Murray, Party, 2017. Oil on board, 38 x 54cm. Courtesy the artist.

Ewan Murray (b.1991) grew up in Falkirk and currently lives in Glasgow, where he studied at the School of Art from 2009-13. His work examines the material qualities and illusionistic potential of painting. Murray’s practice pays attention to the history of the medium, using painting as a way to both structure and find meaning in the things that we see.

Recent exhibitions include: ‘Landscapes, People, Buildings’ at Telfer Gallery (Glasgow, 2017), ‘Unswept House’ at Unit 42 Studios (Glasgow, 2017), ‘DUSK’ at Hospitalfield (Arbroath, 2016), the John Moores 2016 Painting Prize show at the Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool, 2016) and ‘William’s Palm’ at McLellan Galleries (Glasgow, 2015).

The venue for this talk is Lecture Theatre F (G.74), Chemistry West Block, University of Leeds. Directions to the venue can be found online here.

The VAT series hosts talks by an exciting range of arts practitioners from around the world every Monday afternoon 14:00 to 15:30 during teaching weeks.

All of our talks are compulsory for all Fine Art students but open to anyone else who would like to join us.

For more information, email Nick Thurston.

Image: Ewan Murray, Party, 2017. Oil on board, 38 x 54cm. Courtesy the artist.

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