6 August 2019

HAZELHURST ART ON PAPER AWARD 2019 • Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, NSW

21 September⁠—17 November 2019 • HAZELHURST ART ON PAPER AWARD • Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, NSW

I'm excited to announce that my work Terraformed (Earthscapes) has been selected to join the other finalists for the 2019 Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award.


Since 2001 The Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award has been a significant national biennial exhibition that aims to elevate the status of works on paper while supporting and promoting artists working with this medium.

With prize money totalling $26,000, the Award showcases outstanding art created with, on or about paper. Artists compete for the $15,000 major award; the Young & Early Career Artist and the Friends of Hazelhurst Local Artist Awards ($5,000 each); and the People’s Choice Award ($1,000), plus the Hazelhurst Preparator’s choice Residency Award.

The exhibition launch and announcement of award recipients will be held on Friday 20 September from 6pm.

Congratulations to the following artists who have been selected for the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2019:

Margaret Ackland | Samara Adamson-Pinczewski | Suzanne Archer | Nicole Barakat | Lee Bethel | Patrizia Biondi | Josh Boerma | Anthea Boesenberg | M Bozzec | Matthew Bromhead | Leah Bullen | Penelope Cain | Elaine Campaner | Joshua Charadia | Louisa Chircop | Tracey Clement | Kathryn Cowen | Tori de Mestre | Matthew de Moiser | Ben Denham | Shoufay Derz | Mark Dober | Adrienne Doig | Lucy Donovan | John A Douglas | Christine Druitt-Preston | Peter Dudding | Tatjana Este | Robert Ewing | Julia Flanagan | Hayley Megan French | Todd Fuller | Yvette Hamilton | Mark Hislop | Anna Hoyle | Amber-rose Hulme | Kirrily Humphries | Amanda Izzard | Lisa Jones | Locust Jones | Roslyn Kean | Deborah Kelly | Nicole Kelly | Simon Kennedy | Martin King | Maria Kontis | Belem Lett | Michael Lindeman | Tania Maria Mastroianni | Kevin McKay | Ceara Metlikovec | Dale Miles | Stephanie Monteith | Louise Morgan | Damian Moss | Sarah Mufford | Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran | Eva Nolan | Natalie O'Connor | Lillian O'Neil | Elena Papanikolakis | Philjames | Izabela Pluta | Emily Portmann | Monica Renaud | Mollie Rice | Sarah Rodigari | Nick Santoro | Douglas Schofield | Peter Sharp | Liz Shreeve | Kim Spooner | Kylie Stillman | Sherna Teperson | Kerry Toomey | Kate Vassallo | Gary Warner | Jodie Whalen | Paul White | Cleo Wilkinson | Amanda Williams | Paul Williams | Jeffrey Wood | Heidi Yardley | Zuza Zochowski | Tianli Zu.

Sponsored by principal partner Tradies.



Friday 20 Sep 2019, 6-8PM 

Exhibition Duration: 21 Sep—17 Nov 2019

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Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
782 Kingsway, Gymea, NSW 2227

28 July 2019

'THRESHOLD' BANYULE AWARD FOR WORKS ON PAPER 2019 • Hatch Contemporary Artspace, VIC

29 Aug⁠—19 Oct 2019 • BANYULE AWARD FOR WORKS ON PAPER 'THRESHOLD' • Hatch Contemporary Artspace, VIC
Rain II. 2019, graphite and rain on paper, 174 x 250 cm   

I'm very excited to share the news that one of my recent 'Rain' compositions has been selected as a finalist in the 2019 Banyule Award for Works on Paper. This years theme is 'Threshold'. It will also be my first time exhibiting in Victoria (this feels very overdue and I look forward to catching up with some of my Melbourne peers!).

ABOUTThe Banyule Award for Works on Paper is awarded biennially to an outstanding contemporary work on paper. It is open to all Australian artists. The award is an acquisitive prize, with the winning artwork entered into the Banyule Art Collection.THEME: THRESHOLD 
The world stands at the threshold of change: for better or worse, it's up to us. The theme for the award this year calls on artists to submit artworks that express, explore, advocate, or address current social, cultural, political or environmental issues.

‘Rain II’ captures the erratic language of one of the planet's most valuable and destructive elements at a point in time where humanity is crossing a threshold of climate and ecological sustainability.

The impact of rainfall is captured by applying a graphite solution on paper during storms. The resulting work embodies the various states of a storm—denoting it’s turbulent nature, its clouds, individual drops and the pooling and tracing of topography as it runs over the land. The grid composition alludes to satellite imagery and mapping—tools used to measure, understand, prepare and predict meteorological phenomena.

In using water and carbon (graphite is crystallised carbon), the work invites dialogue around their cultural, economic and ecological implications amidst a precariously changing climate. 


Julianne Ross Allcorn • Avan Anwar • Rosalind Atkins • Lee Bethel • Wendy Black • Lynne Boyd • Honor Bradbeer • Georgina Campbell • Jazmina Cininas • Carley Cornelissen • Shelley Cowper • Chelle Destefano • Mark Dober • Lesley Duxbury • Liss Fenwick • Robert Fielding • Louise Foletta • David Frazer • Stefan Gevers • Siri Hayes • Anna Hoyle • Alun Rhys Jones • Paul Kalemba • Penelope Le Petit • Tania Mason • Louise Morgan • Harry Nankin • Catherine O’donnell • Chris Orr • Glenda Orr • Alison Robinson • Annika Romeyn • Jo Scicluna • Valerie Sparks • Anne Starling • Cyrus Tang • Mary-jane Walker • Yandell Walton • Paul White • Maria Zeiss

Banyule Award for Works on Paper 2019


Wednesday 28 August 2019, 6-8PM 

Exhibition Duration: 29 Aug—19 Oct 2019
Tue - Sat 10am-4pm

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    Hatch Contemporary Artspace
14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe VIC 3079

14 May 2019

HIDDEN • Rookwood Sculpture Walk

7 September - 7 October 2019  •  HIDDEN  •  Rookwood Cemetery, Rookwood, NSW

I'm thrilled to have been included in this years HIDDEN sculpture walk at Rookwood Cemetery curated by Kath Fries.
I'll be expanding on my previous work In some other countries rivers have rights . 

HIDDEN is an outdoor sculpture exhibition that takes place amongst the gardens and graves in one of the oldest sections of the Cemetery. The exhibition invites artists to ponder the notion of history, culture, remembrance and love and allows audiences to witness creative expression hidden throughout Australia's largest and most historic cemetery. 
Open from sunrise to sunset, ENTRY IS FREE!

Saturday 3PM: 7 September 2019.

Exhibition Duration: 7 Sep - 7 Oct 2019, sunrise to sunset

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    Rookwood Cemetery
Rookwood, NSW 2141

1 February 2019

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE @ STACKS Project Space + Sydney East Art Walk

1 -10 February 2019 •  ARTIST IN RESIDENCE •  STACKS Project Space Program

Louise Morgan
1 February – 10 February  2019
Sydney East Art Walk, Saturday 9 February, 12 - 4 pm
PROJECT: In some other countries rivers have rights. 
Expanding on the artists ongoing body of work focused on water & carbon, this latest project delves into issues around Australian freshwater sources and meteorological phenomena through an investigative drawing practice that combines experimental drawing and informal cartographies.
Louise Morgan is a Sydney-based emerging artist whose contemporary drawing practice engages in experimental drawing and installation. The core of her practice is informed by ecology and a desire to create works that seek to address the cultural and philosophical issues that determine humankind's influence on the planet and its various environments. She is a MFA research graduate (2017) from the National Art School and has previously been awarded the Mark Henry Cain Memorial Scholarship (2016) and selected for the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts’ ‘Hatched’ exhibition in 2015. 

Thank you to the lovely team at STACKS for giving me the opportunity to work through some ideas in your space. Here's some snippets of what I got up to for those of you who missed the opportunity to drop by during the Sydney East Art Walk event. (I've been particularly excited to have the space to test out expanding my 'Rain' drawings to a much bigger scale). See more images from this residency on my instagram account - @llemorga

24 January 2019


25 Jan - 3 Feb 2019   •   FERMENT   •Articulate Project Space, Sydney

In some other countries rivers have rights
paper, site-specific installation, 2019. 

It's that special time of year again where Articulate throws it's progressive rotating exhibition series - this time as FERMENT. I'll be in 4th and 5th group with the beginnings of my latest project focusing on water resources. Group 4 & 5 will be opening on January 25th and Feburary 3rd, 2019. You can find more information about the exhibition, space and artists here.

From the APS blog: 
FERMENT 4 is the fourth of FERMENT's five exhibitions that together show the work of 50 artists over 5 weeks. FERMENT is a project designed to present the exhibition as a changing site by re-contextualising each artwork with new works installed in the gaps left by the departure of works that were installed earlier. This weekly going and coming of artworks is like a slow and progressive dance, each step of which is seen by coming to its 5 openings—on Fridays 6-8pm on 4, 11, 18 and 15 January & 1 February.

By the time it finishes at 5pm on Sunday 3 February, it will have shown the work of Lisa Andrew & Rachel Buckeridge, Susan Andrews, Karen Banks, Liz Bradshaw, Corinne Brittain, Mandy Burgess, Sue Callanan, Angus Callander, Curtis Ceapa , Stella Chen, Lucinda Clutterbuck and Lewis, Paul Cooper, der_melicious, Dominique Madeleine Devadason, Jacquelene Drinkall, Michele Elliot, Merilyn Fairskye, Nola Farman, Beata Geyer, Claire Gibbon, Allan Giddy, Adrian Hall, Barbara Halnan, Annelies Jahn, Fiona Kemp, Harry Klein, Michelle Le Dain, Joyce Lubotzky, Wendy Miller, Louise Morgan, Nadia Odlum, Renay Pepita, Anya Pesce, Nina Raven, Margaret Roberts, Tamsin Salehian, Andrew Simms, Eva Simmons, Anke St├Ącker, Helen M Sturgess, Jessica Thallmaier, Rosie Thomas, Mark Titmarsh, Nina Walton, Elke Wohlfahrt and Sarah Woodward.

Fridays 6-8pm: 25 January and 3 February 2018.

FERMENT 4: Friday 9 - Sunday 11 February 2018. 11am-6pm

FERMENT 5: Friday 16 - Sunday 18 February 2018. 11am-6pm

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    Articulate Project Space
497 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt NSW 2040