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Sheree Murphy

Interdisciplinary Artist, Researcher & Educator.

My work is about disrupting, questioning, listening.

The materials I use are taken from popular culture, history and individual life experiences.

Who determines what we learn from our past?

My artistic career began with finding a voice, which was my own.

My formal education at school was a failure on my behalf whether it was me, my teachers or my parents divorce. I was going nowhere fast but the day I picked up a camera was the beginning of my artistic career, it taught me not to be afraid, to stand up for myself and be a positive force for change.

I went to art school in Swansea, Wales UK, when the dominance of social media was in its infancy, the influencer was seen on our TV screens, not on individual devices, dominating the intimacy of our bedrooms, homes, everywhere places.

The darkrooms were my temple, I spent every waking minute in them infused and inspired by Cindy Sherman, Larry Clarke, Mullholland drive, American Beauty and many, many many more, artists, makers, musicians.

I am fascinated by the pioneers of society whether that is the icons from history or the individual with the loudest voice standing up for the person dismissed, not cared for, forgotten or just a number.

Each piece of work I have made is individual and embellishes a visual commentary that poses questions. They are unique, raw, real. They are about finding a voice, and that is the power of art.

I am now based in Mallorca but originally from Wales. Since moving to Mallorca my work has been largely impacted by the street artists and narratives of social commentary using photography and graffiti.



Sheree Murphy  -  Interdisciplinary Artist / Researcher / Arts Facilitator 




2020 -2021 Associate Artist at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery 

       Researching accessibility, diversity & equality in the Arts

2018 Research & Development Grant Arts Council of Wales 

         Age & Legacy - Exploring dementia through sight and sound. 

         In collaboration with Rich Thair

Group Exhibitions

2023 Selected Florence Biennale 

2023 A Moment in Time CISTA Arts online Exhibition & Publication 

2023 Flux Review Online Winter Exhibition

2019 Dathliad Alternative Art School Exhibition, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea.

        Objects of Memory, Cefn Coed Hospital Remembered, Swansea Museum, ABMU Health                    Board.

2018 Age & Legacy Installation Pontardawe Art Centre.

          Free The Nipple, Creative Bubble, Swansea.

          Swansea Open, The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea.

          Arts in The Tawe Valley, Oriel Lliw Pontardawe Arts Centre, Neath Port Talbot.

2016 Arts in The Tawe Valley, Oriel Lliw, Pontardawe Art Centre, Neath Port Talbot.

2014 Turning Hands, Oriel Lliw, Pontardawe Art Centre, Neath Port Talbot.

2013 Unlayering, Celf O Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells, Powys.

          Powys Arts Wyeside Gallery, Builth Wells, Powys.

2012 Opening The Shutters, Carad Gallery, Rhayader, Powys.

          Parallax AF Soho, New York, USA.

          Showcase-Cities Bethnal Green, London.

          Fulham Palace Art Fair, London.

          Dai Sharkey, Disability Arts Cymru Folk Musician, Pembrokeshire.

2011 A Slice of Art, Powys Arts Month, Hours Gallery, Brecon, Powys.

          Wish You Were Here, Ffotogallery, Penarth Cardiff.

          Parallax AF Mayfair, London.

2010 What will be seen, Art & Design Lectures Exhibition, Bay Arts Gallery, Cardiff.

2008 On Drawing, Opus, Art & Design Lectures Exhibition Elysium Gallery, Swansea.

2007 International Women’s Art Show, Fairfield’s Art Centre, Basingstoke, England.

2003 I, in my intricate image, Atlantis Gallery, Brick Lane, London.

Residency/ Artist Talks

2018 Arts & Wellbeing, Swansea Bay TV Interview.

          Artist Talk, Swansea Creative Learning Partnership, Waterfront Museum Swansea.

2016 Picture Makers, Photographic Exhibition Artist Talk Cinema & Co Swansea.

2012 Artist Residency at Celf O Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells.

         Powys Arts Engine, Artist Talk, Hay On Wye, Powys.

2011 Artist talk Ffotogallery, Penarth, Cardiff.

          Powys Arts Forum AGM, Artist Talk, Llandrindod Wells, Theatre Company, Powys.

2010 Artist Talk, Multi Media Department, Asian University, Thailand.

Grants/Trustee/ /Curator

2019 Advisory Panel Member for adults with learning difficulties Glynn Vivian Art Gallery,        Swansea.

2018 Engage Artist Bursary ‘A Social Prescription’ International Conference Manchester.

2017 Age and Legacy Research & Development Grant, Arts Council of Wales.

          Curated/ Picture Makers Photographic Group Exhibition Cinema & Co Swansea.

2016 Curated/ Picture Makers Photographic Group Exhibition Cinema & Co Swansea.

2012 Arts Council of Wales Training Grant.

Curated/ Stories Through the Camera Lens Exhibition, Carad Gallery, Rhayader, Powys.

2011-13 Powys Arts Forum Trustee, Llandrindod Wells, Powys.


2006-09 PGCE Further & Higher Education, University of Wales Trinity St David, Swansea.

2000-03 BA (Hons) Photography in the Arts, University of Wales Trinity St David, Swansea.

1999-00 Foundation Art & Design, University of Wales Trinity St David, Swansea.



2020 Re-live Creative Zoom Training for Arts in Health Practitioners.

2020 Creative Evaluation Training, Cymru Engage, Swansea.

2019 Bereavement Training, Harry’s Fund, Powys.

2019 Deaf Awareness Training, Taking Flight Theatre Company, Powys.

2019 Dementia Creative Arts Training Mandy Fancourt Glynn Vivian Art Gallery.

2018 Dementia & Imagination, Engage Cymru, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

         Young Arts Award Advisor, Trinity College London.

2016 Arts Theatre Training by Chicken shed London, The Welfare Ystradgynlais,  Powys.                     Disability Rights, The Welfare Ystraddgnlais, Powys.

2015 Community Arts Practice Training, The Welfare Ystradgynlais, Powys.

2012 Foundation in Art Therapy, British Association of Art Therapists, Manchester.


Selected Teaching/Education

2020 -2021 Arts Care Photography for Wellbeing Zoom Sessions

2019 – 2020 T.A.G – Arts for Well Being Program, Ysgol Measydderwen Comprehensive  school, Powys.

2015-  2021 Adults with Learning Disabilities, Alternative Art School Glynn Vivian Art    Gallery,  Swansea.

2019 - Photography Engaging with History and Icons – Arts Care – Nursing Homes – Working with older  people experiencing Dementia Neath & Port Talbot.

2019 -  Photography & Music with Arts Care – Nursing Homes - Working with older people experiencing Dementia Neath & Port Talbot.

2019 – Photography – captured by Hand, Arts Care Cwm Seren Psychiatric Hospital Carmarthen.

2019 – Print Making & Equine – Arts Care Carmarthen.

2019 – Photography Master Class for young people, Criw Celf, Cowbridge.

2018 – Objects of Our Memory, ABMU Health Board Swansea

2018- Creative Arts project, 16+NEETS Swansea Youth Service.

2018- Fusion Project Creative Parks, Kite Making Summer project, funded by Welsh Government.

2018 Fusion Project, Art for Well Being Project Funded by Welsh Government.

2018 Criw Celf Photography Workshops, Red House, Merthyr.

2017 Young Art Force Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea.

2017 Easter Family ‘Smile and the moon’ Workshop Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea.

2016-(ongoing) Picture Makers, Creative Photography Course, Pontardawe Art Centre.

2016-17 Celf Art Makers, Children in Need Funded project, collaboration with Rich Thair

                The Welfare, Ystadgynlais and Women’s Aid.

2015- 16 Flying Start working with Vivian Rhule in partnership with Ysgol Golwyg Y Cwm,

                Theatr Iolo Cardiff & The Welfare Ystradgynlais.

2012 Arts for Wellbeing Workshop, Celf O Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells, Powys

          Digital Photography Course, Ystradgynlais, Coleg Powys.

2011-12 Art Sessions, Gwelfor Ward, secure male ward, Cefn Coed Psychiatric Hospital, Swansea.

2011 Arts and Wellbeing Workshop, Powys Mental Health Alliance, Llandrindod Wells, Powys.

2010 Children and Families Workshop Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Swansea.







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