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 2017
Black Swan Open - Frome - 2016
Drawing - West Dean College -2016
'Shifting Divides' - Drawing & Print - Centrespace Gallery, Bristol - 2016
Outlines - Heritage Courtyard Studios - Wells -2016
The Observatory Residencies Exhibition - St.Barbe's Museum - Lymington - 2016
162 Annual Open Exhibition - Royal West Academy - Bristol - 2015
'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