Kate Murdoch was the winner of the 2015-16 Shape Open. Her sculpture Bad Head Day was the winning piece, kindly donated to the collection by Kate after the exhibition.

As a partially deaf person. I spend a lot of time trying to make sense of the world around me. Hearing aids amplify, but don’t necessarily clarify sounds or the human voice. What’s going on? What’s being said? The frustration involved in struggling to hear and join in conversations can sometimes just all feel too much. ‘Bad Head Day’ is representative of the confusion and muddle I can sometimes find myself in: something akin to a head exploding.

Kate Murdoch - Bad Head Day - Ceramic and plastic wire - 10x20x8

Bad Head Day

Artist: Kate Murdoch

Year: 2014

Medium: Ceramic and Plastic Wire

Dimensions: 10cm (w) x 20 cm (h) x 8 cm (d)

Work is available to loan on request. If you have any queries about the Shape Collection please contact exhibitions@shapearts.org.uk