Niamh Murphy

Niamh Murphy - BA (Hons) Fine Art

The Place I Long For, The Place I Yearn For

Through expression of her Mancunian-Irish background, Niamh Murphy evaluates the duality of her heritage and the struggle to find a middle-ground. She journeys from Whitefield to Mountmellick, through a multimedia practice, focussing on spaces of in-betweenness that reflect where she feels she belongs, almost stuck, between the cultures. Places of transition have been a recurring aspect, whether understood in the physical form of commonly-used thresholds, or the conceptual form of liminal spaces. Collage as a medium has been an ongoing practice in Niamh’s work both through photographic and video collage as a way to represent the cross-over of two opposing elements in a literal context, whilst also further examining the concept of borders.

'Once again, I find myself longing for in-between.'