Cara Murphy

Born1969, Northern Ireland
1992 - 94MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery, Royal College of Art, London
1988 - 92BA (Hons) Design (Silversmithing & Jewellery), Glasgow School of Art
2016Rosy James Memorial Award, Northern Ireland
2013Individual Arts Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
2012RDS National Craft Award of Excellence and California Gold Medal
2011Individual Arts Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
2009Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
Freeman of the City of London
2008Major Individual Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
2005Individual Arts Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
2003Individual Arts Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
2002Individual Arts Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
1996Creative Arts Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
1994Quality Mark, Crafts Council of Ireland
Highly Commended, Selfridge Prize, Royal College of Art
1993Precious Metal Bursary, Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London
1992Cutlery Design winner, Royal College of Art
Richard Hubbard Arroll Memorial Prize, Glasgow School of Art
Winner, British Stainless Steel Student Design Awards
Recent exhibitions
2017Jubilee, Galerie for Art & Design, Pforzheim, Germany
Narratives in Making, Portfolio Critical Selection, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland and Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales
2016Silver Speaks, V&A Museum, London
Global Irish Design Challenge, Dublin Castle
2015Side by Side Portfolio Critical Selection, Cultural Irlandais, Paris
2014McCrory Family, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
Feast of Silver, Fortnum and Mason, London
Hammered, Museet pa Koldinghus, Denmark
Hopeaa ja emalia, Finnish Craft Museum, Finland
2013Future Beauty?, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
Rocks, Goldsmiths Centre, London
2012Fit for Purpose, V&A, London
201126 Treasures, Ulster Museum, Belfast
2010Material Poetry, American Irish Historical Society, New York
Objects of Light, Danish Museum of Art and Design, Copenhagen
2009Side x Side - Edge > Edge, Hame Castle, Finland
Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London
2007Moments of Indulgence, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield
A Dynamic of Change, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, USA
Public Collections
The Silver Trust, Downing Street, London
Ulster Museum, Belfast
National Museum of Ireland, Dublin
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Arts Council an Chomhairle Ealaion, Ireland
Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
Shipley Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museum
St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast
St Columb’s Cathedral, Derry
Queen’s University Belfast
2017 & 15Portfolio: Critical Selection, Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
2007Connect: Eat and Drink, Contemporary British Silversmiths
Making Changes, Smithsonian Institute, Washington
2006Silver Connections, Fallt Publishing
200426 Treasures, Unbound
2000Keith Smith, Silversmithing - A Manual of Design & Techniques, Crowood
1999The Art and Evolution of Cutlery, Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths
1998Peta Levi, New British Design, Mitchell Beazley
Metalmorphosis, Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czechoslovakia & Broham Museum, Berlin, Germany Collections

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