James Murnane

Born 1984

Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia




2004-06   Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) – Painting, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.                      


Solo + Two-Person Exhibitions

2019 Malleable Details, Jordan Mitchell-Fletcher & James Murnane, Schoolhouse Studios, Collingwood. (FORTHCOMING, AUG 2019)

Form me, Chamber, Brunswick.

2018   Dwelling with You, Greenwood Street Project, Abbotsford.

The sure support of fragile frame, LoopHole, Loop Project Space & Bar, Melbourne.

2017   Hidden present hearts, Saint-Bruno les Chartreux, Lyon, France.

Ever ancient, ever new, Rubicon ARI, North Melbourne.

2016   So near, c3 contemporary art space, Abbotsford.

Ever ancient, ever new, Korskirken, Oslo, Norway.

Inbound goods, Enrique Tochez Anderson & James Murnane, Parslow Street Studios, Clifton Hill.

2015   Seven (un)clear signs, Trocadero Art Space, Footscray.

2013   A Pillar of Cloud by day and Fire by night, Purgatory Artspace, North Melbourne.

Aura, Laureen Lansdown & James Murnane, c3 contemporary art space, Abbotsford.  

2012   I must trust, Kings ARI, Melbourne.

2011   Stillness in Silence: Shapes in Space, Yuria Okamura & James Murnane, Red Gallery, North Fitzroy.

Stop and stare: Places on paper, Yuria Okamura & James Murnane, Platform PCAS, Melbourne.

2010   It takes time and it's worth it, Blindside Artist Run Space, Melbourne.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 The Museum of Platitudes and Aphorisms, c3 contemporary art space, Abbotsford + Rubicon ARI, North Melbourne.

2018   The Mule a Thousand Miles from Home, Jacombe, Myrniong.

Here We See - Gallery There group presentation, Denfair, Melbourne.

Botanica Humana, Here We See - Gallery There, Melbourne.

2017   Memory Palace, The Dirty Dozen, Campbell Arcade, Melbourne.

2015   Colours of Melbourne, Waterfront Gallery ARI, Docklands.

2012   To share and hopefully understand, Seventh Gallery, Fitzroy.

2009   Blue and Beyond, Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill, Melbourne.

2006   RMIT Painting Graduates, RMIT Painting Studios, RMIT University, Melbourne.



2016   Roi Art Prize, Roi Apartments, North Fitzroy, VIC – Finalist.

2015   Flanagan Art Prize, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat, VIC – Finalist.

Agendo Exhibition for Young Emerging Artists, Camberwell Grammar School, VIC – Finalist.

2014   Flanagan Art Prize, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat, VIC – Finalist.

Religious Art Prize, Chapel on Station Gallery, Box Hill, VIC – Finalist.

The MCollection Art Award, Gallerysmith, North Melbourne, VIC – Finalist.

2012   Midland Contemporary Art Awards, Midland, WA – Finalist.

Flanagan Art Prize, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat, VIC – Finalist.

2011   Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award, Lane Cove, NSW – Finalist.

2006   Siemens RMIT Fine Art Scholarship, Melbourne, VIC – Finalist.



2015   La Fragua Artist Residency, Belalcazar, Spain.

2013   St Vincent’s Hospital Artist in Residence, Caritas Christi Hospice, Kew.


Collections – St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, and private collections in Australia, USA, France, and Spain.