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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

Title Bad Head Day
Artist Kate Murdoch
Year 2014
Medium Ceramic, plastic wire
Dimensions 10 x 20 x 8 (cm)
Image description Photograph of a small ceramic sculpture. A delicate woman wearing an extravagant, tiered, pale pink ball gown has her arms raised to her head. In place of a human head, though, the sculpture has a messy knot of plastic wire, resembling a graphite scribble or a tumbleweed in shape.
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