Approved: 06.06.2007

Jilly Morris

Artist

Approved: 06.06.2007

Jilly Morris's practice is concerned with marks that tell a story in the landscape or moments that retain a physical presence in the human condition; a mapping of memories or moments as such. Jilly is primarily interested in creating work that is response led to a place, or process driven and researched.

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  • Location: Bristol, South West
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Private commissions, Studio practice
  • Categories: Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Textiles
  • Tags: Drawing, Landscape, Mark-Making, Place, Environment, Site Specific, Textural, Stitch
 

Biography

Jilly Morris's practice is concerned with marks that tell a story in the landscape or moments that retain a physical presence in the human condition; a mapping of memories or moments as such. Jilly is primarily interested in creating work that is response led to a place, or process driven and researched.

Her work spans different disciplines, including, drawing, installation, sculptural interpretation and enamel. Her artwork is often considered to reside in the 'grey area' between fine art and making; fusing traditional techniques such as stitch into contemporary artworks.

Jilly is interested in the relationship of action and result. Her working methods are often repetitive and deliberately painstaking, reflecting her on going pre-occupation with the passage of time. Jilly is particularly fascinated how time effects landscape, whether by nature or human intervention. To support her work she likes to collect and record forms of data. Her way of recording can be equally as obscure as sometimes the data collected itself. Information often forms part of the dialogue for inspiration or becomes an integral part of the finished artworks.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training

2006 - MA Design by Research (merit), University of the West of England.

 

Exhibitions (a selection only)

'Drawn', Royal West Academy, Bristol 2015

Collectables', Studio Fusion, London 2015

Shadow & Line - Select, Museum In The Park, Stroud 2014

161 Annual Open Exhibition, Royal West Acadamy, Bristol 2013

The Big Draw, Tokarska Gallery, London 2013

Open Exhibition 2013, Drawing, Salisbury Arts Centre

'Drawn', Royal West Acadamy, Bristol 2013,

Pairrings CAA, London 2013

Stitch & Think, Bristol Museum, Bristol 2012 - 2013.

 

Residencies & Awards

The Observatory - Look in Look Out, Lymington Salt Marshes - 2015

VARC Residency Visual Arts in Rural Communities, Northumberland - 2009 to 2010

KHN Centre for the Arts Residency City, USA , Nebraska  - 2007

Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, UK - 2007