Kate Morrell’s practice interlaces drawing, text, sculpture, book works and archival research. Her work is centred around forgotten histories and instances of amateur and inaccurate interpretations of historical material. Her interests in material culture and heritage have led her to engage with disciplines outside of the traditional remits of the arts, including archaeology and geology.
Solo exhibitions include ‘Lustre’ (2015) commissioned by Legion TV, London with Kendal Museum, Cumbria; ‘Pots before words’ (2014), Gallery II, University of Bradford. Recent projects have been realised at the Whitechapel Gallery, London; OUTPOST, Norwich; CCA, Glasgow and The Armitt Museum & Library, Cumbria. In 2014 she was selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition. Most recently, in 2017, she was awarded the British Council Scholarship at FLORA, Bogotá, Colombia.