Detailed Profile

Research Examiner Profile

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Title
Dr
Full Name
Kevin Murray
Institution
RMIT University
Area/s of expertise
Craft, Design
Research Interests
Art Theory, Ceramics, Design Theory, Glass, Jewellery & Metals, Object Design
About Me
Dr Kevin Murray is an independent writer and curator and Adjunct Professor at RMIT University. Major current roles are managing editor for Garland Magazine and the Online Encyclopedia of Crafts in the Asia Pacific Region. In 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 Joyaviva: Live Jewellery Across the Pacific that toured Latin America. His books include Judgement of Paris: Recent French Thought in an Australian Context (Allen & Unwin, 1991), Craft Unbound: Make the Common Precious (Thames & Hudson, 2005) and with Damian Skinner, Place and Adornment: A History of Contemporary Jewellery in Australia and New Zealand (Bateman, 2014). He is an advisor for the World Craft Council Asia Pacific Region, international advisor for the Cheongju International Craft Biennale, visiting faculty at Warren Wilson College USA, coordinator of Southern Perspectives and Sangam: A Platform for Craft-Design Partnerships. More information is at www.kevinmurray.com.au.
Masters: Number of projects examined
10
Masters: Number of international examinations and/or international student examinations
8
Years Since PhD/Doctoral Completion
30
PhD/Doctoral: Number of projects examined
9
PhD/Doctoral: Number of international examinations and/or international student examinations
3
Supervisions Completed
2
Keywords
Ceramics, Craft