Artist CV

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

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Static Waves, Dudley House, Bendigo (22 Feb- 5 March) 
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) 

Collaborative Exhibitions 

2018 Intercalibration, (Jessica Murtagh and Pete Byrne) Phyllis Palmer Gallery, Bendigo (1-18 May) 

Selected Group Shows 

-Queer Country, (Curated by Noel Hourigan) Dudley House, Bendigo (8-24 April) 
-Summer Fling, (Curated by TART ari) Dudley House, Bendigo  

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 

Curated Exhibitions 

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

Selected Publications 

2019 Static Waves, La Trobe University Social media, Lauren Mitchell.
 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.