Dr Kevin Murray

Position

Consultant / Contractor

School /
Work Unit

Art

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 2219

kevin.murrary@rmit.edu.au

Location

Building: 024
Level: 02
Room: 02A

City campus

College/Portfolio

College of Design and Social Context

Dr Kevin Murray is Adjunct Professor RMIT University, Research Fellow University of Melbourne and Australian Catholic University. 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 .

He has curated many exhibitions, including 'Signs of Change: Jewellery Designed for a Better World'; 'the World of Small Things'; 'Symmetry: Crafts Meet Kindred Trades and Professions'; 'Water Medicine: Precious Works for an Arid Continent'; 'Guild Unlimited: Ten Jewellers Make Insignia for Potential Guilds'; 'Seven Sisters: Fibre Works from the West'; 'Common Goods: Cultures Meet through Craft' for the 2006 Commonwealth Games and 'Welcome Signs: Contemporary Interpretations of the Garland.' His books include *Craft Unbound: Make the Common Precious* (Thames & Hudson, 2005). He is currently a Vice-President of the World Craft Council Asia Pacific Region, online editor for the *Journal of Modern Craft* and coordinator of *Southern Perspectives*, a south-south intellectual network.

Projects in development include a history of Australian & New Zealand jewellery, the exhibition Southern Charms: New Power Jewellery Across the Pacific and a platform for Craft-Design Collaborations. He is convenor of Sangam: the Australia India Design Platform as part of the Ethical Design Laboratory at RMIT Centre for Design. More information is at www.kitezh.com