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Ulan Murray & Rachel Burns

Ulan Murray and Rachel Burns have been living together and working collaboratively for over 20 years. During this time they have developed a deep trust an understanding of each other’s language and perspectives. Between them they combine Ulan’s interest in biology and horticulture and Rachel’s Fine Arts background.

Selected Awards and Prizes


  • Nan Tien Commendation Award


  • Winery Choice Award. Yering Sculpture prize
  • Montsalvat Outdoor Sculpture Award. Yering Sculpture prize
  • Winner of People’s Choice Award Sculpture in the Valley, Kangaroo Valley


  • Winner of People’s Choice Award Bermagui Sculpture, Bermagui.


  • Winner of People’s Choice Award Lakes Light Sculpture, Jindabyne.


  • Scientists Choice Award, Waterhouse Art Prize. South Australia Museum, Adelaide.
  • People’s Choice Dr Wendy Wickes Memoriam Prize, Waterhouse Art Prize. South Australia Museum, Adelaide.
  • Winner Sculpture Prize, Hunters Hill Art Exhibition.
  • Finalist Wynne Prize. Art Gallery NSW, Sydney
  • Winner of the Dame Elizabeth Murdoch Sculpture Award.
  • Winner of Sculpture Prize. North Sydney Art Prize.
  • Winner of Now Art Prize, Shaolhaven Arts Centre
  • Winner of the Worrowing Studio Residency Prize, Jervis Bay.
  • Winner of the Australian National University Residency Prize. Lakes Light. Sculpture, Jindabyne.


  • Grafton Regional Gallery
  • Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers Legal
  • Wollongong University Permanent Collection


  • 1997 Artist in Residence, Wollongong City Gallery
  • 1995 Yirikala Aboriginal Community, Northern Territory
  • 1996 Coen Community Artist, Queensland

Selected Solo Exhibition

  • 2020 Aro Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney
  • 2018 Aro Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney
  • 2016 The Depot Gallery. Waterloo, Sydney.
  • 2011 Sydney, Hunter’s Hill
  • 2010 Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo, NSW
  • 2007 Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern, Sydney


Rachel Burns

  • 1989 – 1994 Bachelor of Creative Arts (Hons), Wollongong University
  • 1987 – 1988 Bachelor of Fine Arts. Sydney University

Ulan Murray

  • 1992-1995 Bachelor of Biology. Wollongong University.
  • 1989-1990 Diploma of Horticulture. Illawarra Institute of Technology.

Selected Publications

  • South Coast Style Summer 2020
  • Look Magazine 2019
  • Art Guide November 2016
  • Craft International. September 2012
  • Australian Art Collector 2011
  • Art Almanac October 2010
  • Australian House and Garden, June 2005
  • The Sydney Morning Herald, September 2003
  • The Sydney Morning Herald, July 2002
  • Art and Australia, Vol. 38. No.3, 2002

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