Dr Kevin Murray is a prolific writer, curator, teacher and academic dedicating his professional practice to craft and the handmade.  For seven years he was director of Craft Victoria and is currently the managing editor of the online journal, Garland Magazine, and the Online Encyclopedia of Crafts in the Asia Pacific Region. His most recent book, co-authored with Damian Skinner, is Place and Adornment: A History of Contemporary Jewellery in Australia and New Zealand (Bateman, 2014). He is currently a Senior Vice-President of the World Craft Council Asia Pacific Region, coordinator of Southern Perspectives and Sangam: A Platform for Craft-Design Partnerships.

Australian Design Centre acknowledges Kevin Murray for his extensive contributions to craft and design across these diverse platforms and in particular for broadening our awareness and understanding of craft in the Asia Pacific region. 

Image: Courtesy of Dr Kevin Murray