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Patrick works as a designer, artist, curator and creative consultant.
The studio works across disciplines creating art, installations, events, exhibitions, branding and objects.
Patrick also curates and consults about design.

Belonging installation, Walker Gallery, Liverpool Biennial 2012

Patrick has over 25 years of experience in working in the design and art sectors, including as an independent design curator and consultant. His work is exhibited internationally and held in public and private collections.

He is the founder and director of MADE NORTH & Sheffield Design Week and the founder of Modernist Guides a series of international city guides exploring modernist architecture and design.

He works across a wide range of projects from art commissions for large scale installations of his own work such as ‘Belonging’ at Walker Gallery for Liverpool Biennial to curating leading design exhibitions and projects for others including curating the MADE NORTH Gallery programme and annual conference. Major projects have included ‘Revolutions; from Gatefold to Download, an history of the album cover’ to this year’s celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the British Road Sign at the Design Museum, London.

The act of making and design is central to his work, whether through making his own or curating that of others and supporting their practices.

As an artist Murphy’s conceptual approach is grounded in creating a dialogue with our surroundings and each other. Using familiar objects and themes to depict and examine our culture, he seeks to alter the original context of his subjects so they appear simultaneously both familiar and unfamiliar, to encourage and stimulate a sense of questioning and search for meaning from the viewer.

Belonging installation commissioned by Walker Gallery for Liverpool Biennial 2012.
50th Anniversary of the British Road Sign – Exhibition at the Design Museum.
Revolutions from Gatefold to Download. The Art of the Album sleeve exhibition.
Sheffield Design Week
MADE NORTH Project/Gallery