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Ulan & Rachel

Ulan Murray studied horticulture and completed a Biology Degree which informs his sculptural practice. As a lapsed biologist Ulan is still intrigued by biomorphic forms and nature is central to his work.

Rachel Burns studied Fine Arts at Sydney University and later completed her Bachelor of Creative Arts with Honours from Wollongong University. During this time Rachel studied painting, sculpture, and printmaking. Landscape has been a constant presence throughout her art practice.

Selected Awards and Prizes

2023 Second Prize, People’s Choice, Sculpture@Scrathley’s. Newcastle
2022 Finalist National Capital Art Prize
Finalist Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize
Finalist Hornsby Art Prize
2021 Nan Tien Commendation Award
2019 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
2018 Winner of People’s Choice Award Bermagui Sculpture, Bermagui.

2017 Winner of People’s Choice Award Lakes Light Sculpture, Jindabyne.
2016 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 Elisabeth Murdoch Sculpture Award.
Winner of Sculpture Prize. North Sydney Art Prize.
Winner of Now Art Prize, Shoalhaven 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
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Wollongong University Permanent Collection


1997 Artist in Residence, Wollongong City Gallery
1995 Yirrkala 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
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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