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Kate Murphy: Prayers of a mother

21 December 2017 to 18 February 2018

Drawing upon her religious upbringing, Kate Murphy created a multi-channel work that encompasses themes of love, hope and family bonds.

Each of the five video portraits shows her siblings listening to the quiet prayers of their mother as she speaks about the hopes and dreams she has for her children.

Viewers are invited to connect to the emotive power of the work regardless of individual faith or cultural backgrounds as it examines devotion not only to religious belief but family relationships.

Join is for afternoon tea with the artist Saturday 10 February 2018.

About Kate Murphy

Kate Murphy is a Sydney based artist whose practice examines the interplay between portraiture and the various forms and traditions of documentary including film and TV documentary, reality TV and the home video.

Prayers of a mother was her first venture into video and exposure to the diverse capabilities of the moving image especially as it allows for the portrayal of a subject over a length of time. Since then, she has worked almost exclusively in video by creating both single channel and multi-channel video installations.

Prayers of a mother is held in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne.

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