Dock Summer Commissions 2020 with Kate Murphy

Ellen was commissioned by The Dock Arts Centre for their Summer Commissions to create a body of work over the Summer months. And, with this commission she chose to work on a series of collaborations with Artist/Curator Kate Murphy. The aim of this project was to maintain a physical dialogue with through these isolating times and continued engagement with materiality. Much of the art world has crossed over to online platforms, it has made it a lot more difficult to physically engage with materially driven artworks. This commission allowed both artists to maintain meaningful dialogue in these unprecedented times.

The commission involved a series of collages that were sent via An Post and completed once received by the other artist. There is a melding of the two artists practices to develop a visual language that the artists have been unfolding over the months of lockdown.

An Post Collage Series 2020. Dock Summer Commission. Mixed media collage on Fabriano.

Ellen Duffy and Kate Murphy. 

An Post Collage Series 2020. Dock Summer Commission. Mixed media collage on cardboard.

Ellen Duffy and Kate Murphy. 

An Post Collage Series 2020. Dock Summer Commission. Mixed media collage on Fabriano.

Ellen Duffy and Kate Murphy. 

An Post Collage Series 2020. Dock Summer Commission. Mixed media collage on card.

Ellen Duffy and Kate Murphy. 

An Post Collage Series 2020. Dock Summer Commission. Mixed media collage on archival paper.

Ellen Duffy and Kate Murphy.