Detective Special (book)
Prudence Murphy’s new publication Detective Special published by Emblem Books, 2015 will be simultaneously presented at Photo Independent Art Fair | PhotoBook Independent in Los Angeles 1 – 3 May 2015 and at the Melbourne Book Art Fair, NGV International.

Detective Special
solo exhibition
Fort Delta Gallery, Melbourne
21 August - 13 September

Future Forms
solo exhibition curated by Amber Treseder
Academy of Design Australia, Melbourne
1 August - 5 September

Ulsan International Photography Festival
Ulsan Culture and Art Festival, South Korea
June - July 2014


Sixth Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities, IAFOR, Osaka, Japan Prudence Murphy: Weapon play, March 2015


February 2015 - Prudence Murphy was a recipient of The NSW Artist’s Grant Scheme, National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).

May 2014 - Prudence Murphy was a recipient of The Australian Artist’s Grant, National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).

March 2014 - Prudence Murphy was selected as a finalist in the Josephine Urlick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery for her work .500 Magnum from the series Detective Special, 2014.


Prudence Murphy, Detective Special, published by Emblem Books, Sydney, Australia, May 2015.
Edition of 100. Hardcover, 32 x 24cm. 56 pages, 24 images.
ISBN 978 0 9807018 3 8

Artist profile in Lucida Magazine, April 2015

Artist profile by Moonhee Kim in DCM Magazine
South Korea, July 2014

Artist profile by Ali Gripper Natural born pretenders, Arts, Uniken Magazine, Summer 2013/14, p.24

Jen Vuk, No need to target boys and guns, The Age, 16/11/13, p.25 & Sydney Morning Herald, 16/11/13

ABC Radio National, Life Matters Prudence Murphy: Boys with guns, Interviewed by Natasha Mitchell – Mitchell, 14 October, 2013

Ampersand Magazine Issue 5 - 'Eleventh Hour', Summer 2012 published by Art & Australia Ampersand Magazine Issue 4 - 'From the heart of the forest to the edge of the road', Spring 2011 published by Art & Australia


August 2014 - Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) acquired Track #4 from the series Boys with guns, 2011

October 2013 - ARTBANK acquired Quarry #1 from the series Boys with guns, 2011

March 2010 - ARTBANK acquired The Lookout and Tracker from the series Future Forms, 2010