Portrait of Phip Murray

Phip Murray

Phip Murray is an artist and writer and the Director of West Space. She is a board and editorial member of the independent contemporary art journal Un Magazine.

Her previous employment includes lecturing in contemporary art history and theory, and working as an Associate Producer for the Next Wave Festival for which she helped create the artist-run initiative exhibition Containers Village (2006) as well as the interdisciplinary Nightclub projects (2008). Phip has completed a Masters degree through RMIT’s Media Arts department and also studied Arts/Law at the University of Melbourne. She is a sessional lecturer at RMIT for the School of Fine Art (Media Arts) and the School of Interior Design and Architecture.

She is also a Board and Editorial Committee member of the independent contemporary art journal un Magazine. Phip writes often about art, with recent projects including a series of articles for Photofile, a commission for Craft Victoria’s recent Craft Cubed festival, and editing volume 3.2 of un Magazine in 2009, which had an editorial focus on experimental audiovisual practices. She is currently writing a publication for the National Gallery of Victoria that surveys the institution’s history over the past 150 years.