Kate Murdoch's work is inspired by her personal experience. Her artistic practice revolves around assemblage and installation with found objects, mostly from the everyday and dating from the last century. Objects provide us with a sense of self and reveal our connections to the wider world. Often loaded with meaning, they reflect both our internal emotional world and the external image we present to others.
Murdoch is interested in objects as clear indicators of the passage of time. Wider themes of loss and remembrance run through her work, reflecting a fascination with the permanence of objects versus the fragility of human existence. The theme of value and worth is central to Murdoch's work and the objects presented open up opportunities for personal and political discussion around class, gender and privilege.