Ingrid Murphy has had the role of Master of Ceremonies for the Festival since 2007, alongside Jim Robison. This year she will be giving a lecture about her recent body of work which you can see in Gallery 1 of the Arts Centre during the Festival weekend.
Ingrid Murphy : Gweledig ac Anweledig
‘Mae Ingrid Murphy yn chwarae gyda chonfensiynau ymarfer serameg. Mae ei gwaith yn gwahodd profiad a rennir yn hytrach na myfyrdod esthetig yn unig.’ Martina Margetts
The Language of Clay
Ingrid Murphy: Seen and Unseen
‘Ingrid Murphy plays with the conventions of ceramic practice. Her works invite shared experience rather than purely aesthetic contemplation.’ Martina Margetts
An exhibition in The Language of Clay series, a Mission Gallery National Touring initiative.
In 1990 Ingrid Murphy graduated from Crawford School of Art and Design, Cork, in 1992 she completed her MA in Ceramics at Cardiff. Since graduating she has pursued a career in education and practice. BA (hons) Ceramics Programme Director at Cardiff School of Arts & Design, Ingrid was previously BA Ceramics Degree Course Leader in Carmarthen. Ingrid’s own practice explores the perception of space through the use of trompe l’oeil and perspectival devices. Initially selected for the first Contemporary Ceramics show at the V&A, Ingrid’s work is now nationally and internationally exhibited and she has won both the Glamorgan University Purchase Prize for Ceramics and the Fete Picasso ‘Prix Select’ in Vallauris, France.
Ingrid has also undertaken research trips to South Africa and Zimbabwe as a Wales Arts International delegate and practicing ceramic artist. In 2011 Ingrid was awarded a Creative Wales award to explore how new technologies could influence the sole practitioner in ceramics. The following year she led the development of the innovative Maker programme at Cardiff which combines traditional making skills with new technologies, she was the Programme Director for Maker from until 2016 and is currently a principal lecturer on the programme.
Since 2015 Ingrid has led the University’s Fab-Cre8 research group for applied research in digital technologies. Ingrid uses traditional as well as digital processes to make interactive artifacts which she exhibits internationally and works. Working with sound technologists and engineers Ingrid uses scanning and haptic technologies to explore the potential of form becoming sound and sound creating form.
In 2015 Ingrid was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship for her contribution to art & design education. She is a National Advisor for the Arts Council of Wales and is the Master of Ceremonies at the International Ceramics Festival held biennially in Aberystwyth, Wales.
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