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A NOTE ON 2020/2021


2020 impacted my practice a little more than anticipated.


The short of it - loss of workplace/studio and an interstate move + house hunt (still ongoing).


Hopefully I can share some work in the second half of 2021.


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Since 2018, in between other projects I have been quietly working on a new body of work that continues on from my 'Symptoms' project reflecting on the sixth mass extinction event.


Pictured here is a prototype of a life-size koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) skeleton made during the height of Black Summer (Australian Bushfires 2019/2020), but had been residing in my head for a few years prior. I always hesitate around featuring popular species, but given the continued pressures this iconic creature faces over habitat and disease, it felt right to bring that idea out into the open.


This is still all very much a work in progress.



Image: Untitled (Phascolarctos cinereus). carbon black ink, cut rice paper. 2020. Louise Morgan


LLOYD REES MEMORIAL YOUTH ART AWARD 2019
GALLERY LANE COVE


6 Dec 2019 —18 Jan 2020 • LLOYD REES MEMORIAL YOUTH ART AWARD • Gallery Lane Cove, NSW


Thrilled to share that two of my 'Melt' works has been selected as a finalist in the 2019 Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award at Gallery Lane Cove. All work in this show will be for sale.


Opening event is Friday 6 Dec 6—8pm alongside the opening of last years winner and very talented friend from NAS—Kirtika Kain.


ABOUT

The biennial Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award is a national prize established in 1981 to promote and support talented young emerging artists in Australia, initiated by the Lane Cove community in honour of its long term resident Dr Lloyd Rees. Applications are open to 18-30 year old artists Australia-wide in the mediums of painting, drawing and printmaking.

LLOYD REES MEMORIAL YOUTH ART AWARD 2019


Opening:

Friday 6 Dec 2019, 6—8PM


Exhibition Duration: 6 Dec 2019—18 Jan 2020


*NOTE: The gallery will be shut during the festive season from 22 Dec—5 Jan and will reopen on Monday 6 Jan


Gallery hours:

Mon-Fri 10am—4.30pm

Sat: 10am—2.30pm

Sun: Closed


More information

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Gallery Lane Cove

164 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove NSW 2066

NO WASTE FORM • PROJECT GALLERY (QCA)


29 Nov—7 Dec 2019 • NO WASTE FORM • Project Gallery (QCA), South Bank, Brisbane, QLD


An update about an interesting group show that one of my paper skeletons is included in in Brisbane curated by Pamela See.


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ABOUT

No Waste Form is an eponymous titled series of exhibitions initiated by the Beijing-based international art collective.

An 2019 iteration will open on 29 November, International Buy Nothing Day, at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University at South Bank in Brisbane, Queensland.

Re-purposing is a common thread amongst the collective that has contributors from Europe, North America and Asia. The collective primarily responds to issues within their environment using material rendered redundant by unrelenting technological development.


The members of No Waste Form contributing to this exhibition include:

Martin Derbyshire (United Kingdom) • Doug Lewis (Canada) • Frederick Foert (Germany) • Gordon Lauren (Canada) • Ren Hui (China) • Liu Shuiyang (China) • Laurens Tan (Australia) • Alessandro Rolandi (Italy) • Yang Yongli (China) • Chen Xing Wei (China) • Li Yujuan (China) • Zhu Li Zige (China).

The guest artists include:

Franz Ehmann (Austria) • Crisia Constantine (Romania) • Louise Morgan (Australia) • Louis Pratt (Australia) • Sandra Selig (Australia) • Claire Tracy (Australia) • Li Zhouquan (China).


The exhibition will be open from 10.30am—1pm Tuesday - Friday and 12noon—3pm Saturday.

There will be a closing for the exhibition 3 —5pm on Saturday 7 December 2019.

NO WASTE FORM


Exhibition Duration: 29 Nov—7 Dec 2019


Closing event:

Saturrday 7 Dec 2019, 3—5PM


Gallery hours:

Tue-Fri 10.30am—1pm

Sat: 12 noon—3pm

Sun-Mon: Closed


More information

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Project Gallery, Queensland College of Art,

Griffith University - South Bank Campus

226 Grey St, South Brisbane, QLD 4101

HAZELHURST ART ON PAPER AWARD 2019
HAZELHURST REGIONAL GALLERY


21 Sep⁠—17 Nov 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 in the 2019 Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award.



ABOUT


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.

HAZELHURST ART ON PAPER AWARD 2019


Opening:

Friday 20 Sep 2019, 6-8PM


Exhibition Duration: 21 Sep—17 Nov 2019



More information





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Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre

782 Kingsway, Gymea, NSW 2227

THRESHOLD: 2019 BANYULE AWARD FOR WORKS ON PAPER
• HATCH CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE


29 Aug⁠—19 Oct 2019 • BANYULE AWARD FOR WORKS ON PAPER • 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!).



ABOUT
The 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.


ARTISTS

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

Artist Statement: RAIN II

‘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.

( To see more of my 'Rain' work, click here )

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'THRESHOLD'

Banyule Award for Works on Paper 2019


Opening:

Wednesday 28 August 2019, 6-8PM


Exhibition Duration: 29 Aug—19 Oct 2019

Tue - Sat 10am-4pm



More information & Selected Artists


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Hatch Contemporary Artspace

14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe VIC 3079

HIDDEN SCULPTURES ROOKWOOD CEMETERY


7 September7 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 .



About HIDDEN

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!



UPDATE:

Photos of this project can be found here

HIDDEN: ROOKWOOD SCULPTURES 2019


Opening:

Saturday 3PM: 7 September 2019.


Exhibition Duration: 7 Sep7 Oct 2019, sunrise to sunset



Selected Artists


More information


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Rookwood Cemetery

Rookwood, NSW 2141

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


110 February 2019 • ARTIST IN RESIDENCE • STACKS Project Space Program

STACKS PROJECT SPACE PROGRAM

Louise Morgan

1 February10 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.


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This project will be open for viewing as part of the East Sydney Art Walk.

UPDATE

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

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STACKS PROJECT SPACE PROGRAM


Artist in Residence

1-10 February 2019


Sydney East Art Walk

Saturday 9 February 2019. 12 - 4pm



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STACKS Project Space

191 Victoria St, Potts Point NSW 2011

FERMENT ARTICULATE PROJECT SPACE

25 Jan3 Feb 2019 • FERMENT • Articulate Project Space, Sydney, NSW


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

It's that special time of year again where Articulate throws it's progressive rotating exhibition seriesthis 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 Stäcker, Helen M Sturgess, Jessica Thallmaier, Rosie Thomas, Mark Titmarsh, Nina Walton, Elke Wohlfahrt and Sarah Woodward.



*Latest project: In some other countries rivers have rights

FERMENT 4 & 5

Opening nights:

Fridays 6-8pm: 25 January and 3 February 2019.


Hours:

FERMENT 4: Friday 9Sunday 11 February 2019. 11am-6pm

FERMENT 5: Friday 16Sunday 18 February 2019. 11am-6pm


More information

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Articulate Project Space

497 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt NSW 2040