Jessica Sophie Murtagh
Born in Wangaratta, Australia 1996
Lives and works in Bendigo, Australia
2018 Honours of Creative Arts, La Trobe University
2017 Certificate IV in Community Services
2014-17 Bachelor of Creative arts, La Trobe University
2018 Untitled, Phyllis Palmer Gallery Annex, Bendigo (August)
2017 It’s Complicated, Phyllis Palmer Gallery Annex, Bendigo (3-10 September)
2016 Left to Chance, Phyllis Palmer Gallery, Bendigo (8 Feb-10 March)
2018 Intercalibration, (Jessica Murtagh and Pete Byrne) Phyllis Palmer Gallery, Bendigo (1-18 May)
Selected Group Shows
2016 Queer Country, (Curated by Noel Hourigan) Dudley House, Bendigo (8-24 April)
Summer Fling, (Curated by TART ari) Dudley House, Bendigo
2015 Girlhood #2, (Curated by Rebecca Kate Strange) Union Club, Fitzroy
Fear and Loathing: a little bit of this town goes a very long way, (Curated by Anita La Pietra) La Trobe University Art Institute, Bendigo (12 Aug -20 September)
Expanding the Definition: A Drawing Show (Curated by Stephen Turpie) Phyllis Palmer Gallery, Bendigo
2016 Spectrum, (Curated by Jessica Murtagh and Chelsea Arnott) Student lounge, La Trobe University Bendigo
2018 Mason Family Trust Arts Excellence Award
2017 La Trobe Art History Alumni Prize
2016 Lia Teresa Memorial Award
2014 Pro-Vice Chancellor's Commendation
2017 The La Trobe University Art Collection
2015-16 Numerous personal collections
2018 Intercalibration, La Trobe University Social media, Adam Ford.
2017 Institute acquires winning artwork, Bendigo Advertiser, Dr Kent Wilson p. 11.
2016 Queer Country, Win News Television, Allyson Fonseca, 0:49.
Microwave cooking used as paintbrush for artwork by Bendigo based artist, ABC Central, Larissa Romensky, news article and radio interview.