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.
In 2017, she was awarded the British Council Scholarship at FLORA, a ten month residency in Bogotá, Colombia. Most recently, in 2018 she received funding from Arts Council England and British Council’s Artists’ International Development Fund, to undertake a period of research and development in Switzerland. 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; Jerwood Space, London and The Armitt Museum & Library, Cumbria.
9-27 July: The work of the hand and the mind (Håndens og hjernens arbejde), two-person exhibition at Bladr and Lokale, Copenhagen, Denmark
2-28 September: Hospitalfield Autumn Residency 2019, Arbroath, Scotland