Stephen Murray's practise is centred around the relationship between reality and fantasy, urge and restraint and the influence of these functions on everyday experience and in the construct of myth. The most important factor within these concerns is the point of contact between the understood and the intuitive. The reworking of drawings, forms and ideas allows Stephen to gradually express a mode of thought that lies very much on the line between innate and formal understanding, or, the sublimation of the artist's experience.
New Work Scotland Programme was an initiative launched by Collective in 2000. Through an open call, New Work Scotland Programme identified and supported some of the most promising new artists working in Scotland - providing them with the opportunity to create new work and bring it to the attention of a wider public. The 2006 participants were Katie Orton, Stephen Murray, Sara Barker and Jan Pottinger-Glass, and Jim Colquhoun was commissioned to make a new publication.
New Writing Scotland grew out of New Work Scotland Programme and was initiated in 2004 in collaboration with Edinburgh College of Art's Centre for Visual and Cultural Studies to promote creative writing about the visual arts coupled with targeted support to the exhibiting artists - providing them with them with their first artists text.
This is an archived programme entry.