Exhibitions and Events
Sim’s List Transformation and Inspiration
READ Welcome to Spring/Summer 2020 season of exhibitions
and displays at Morley College London. Highlights
handiwork by Sara Baume include, the annual Made exhibition, this year bigger
than ever, featuring work by sculpture, digital media,
Sara exhibited at the Morley Gallery printmaking and bookbinding, and fashion students,
and I look forward to reading her first and Feet in the Fire, an exhibition responding to the
work of non-fiction, handiwork, work of female climate change activists, which coincides
a short contemplative narrative on with Morley’s first Green Week. And in the Summer,
the process of making and writing. an exhibition of outdoor sculptures will activate and
transform the Morley garden as part of Waterloo Festival.
Out in Spring 2020. Inside you’ll find listings of all upcoming exhibitions and
displays and for the latest information please visit our
SEE website www.morleycollege.ac.uk/the-gallery.
Morley Gallery is due to reopen in 2021. We are working
Len Lye Film Animations on the programme for the new and expanded space and
at Tate Britain look forward to sharing this with you soon.
In this display you can see the bold Sim Panaser
and experimental adverts Lye made Gallery and Exhibitions Manager
for the Post Office and Ministry of
Information in the 1920s and 30s.
On until 17 May 2020.
Wanda directed by
and one of my favourite films.
In the Studio, BBC World Service
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Riley, Edward Bawden, Our exhibition spaces in front cover image
The College has four John Piper and Maggi the College building are
display areas: the Foyer Hambling. A catalogue is open to all Monday to Molly Okell’s sculpture, to
Cases, Bawden Cases in available on our website. Friday 10.00–20.00 and be installed by the new
Saturdays 12.00–15.00. college entrance.
Kirsti’s Tool Credit: Michael Armitage. Beyond Morley
Kirsti Tebbutt, Textiles Technician In the 1980s some said painting
at Morley: was dead, but luckily enough
they were wrong. New artists
“This bamboo dip pen is have since then reinvented the
such a simple tool and is discipline, often with a social
wonderful to draw with. It is or political undertow. Head
ideal to make fluid lines and northeast to Whitechapel Gallery
holds ink and dye for longer and dive into Radical Figures:
than any other type of dip pen I Painting in the New Millennium,
have used. 6 Feb–10 May, with paintings
It is a new tool for me and I from all over the world.
made it myself. I love the weight
and width of marks I can achieve. MORLEY RADIO
I use it in my sketchbook and on PICKS
silk screens for mono-printing.
While looking for dip pens, a Jewellery
colleague suggested that I could at Morley
make some for our studio. Jewellery
Using a Stanley knife and about Programme
four cuts on a bamboo cane the dip Manager,
pen was made! With time a whole Helen Smith
set could be made – personalising the speaks to students;
nibs and lengths.” Dawna King and Anne
White about their work
get up and inspirations.
If you’re feeling stuck, Hear poetry by
head outside for a walk students with
around the block. Exercise discussion led by tutor
increases both mood Meryl Pugh.
and creativity, and mood
boosts cognition. Take it From the Max
Stanford University, 2014 from the archive of
musician and BBC Late
Junction presenter Max
SPRING EXHIBITIONS 2020
David Carden. barry till gallery cardew space
22 JAN–24 FEB 9 MAR–1 APR
Observation, Imagination & Forward> Play> Pause> Repeat
8 JAN–29 JAN Investigation
Exhibition curated by Access
Awash An exhibition of figurative and to HE Creative Digital Media
abstract work from Morley students.
Imaginative works by students painting students, displaying a
in the challenging medium of wide range of skilled techniques,
watercolour. ideas and experimentation.
Jenny Waller. Sue Gun. bawden cases
bawden cases cardew space 5 FEB–5 MAR
10 JAN–1 FEB 3 FEB–3 MAR HND Ceramic Design
Transformations HNC Surface Design See work in progress by HND
Ceramics students as they reach
Felt students explore and work the Work developed by first year the mid-point of their final year of
unique property in wool to create HNC Ceramic Design students study.
changes in the loose fibre. in response to a surface design
Student collages. Rachel Cox.
the foyer Molly Okell. bawden cases
16 JAN-4 FEB the foyer 10 MAR–2 APR
Bold and Beautiful Weaving 8 FEB–5 MAR Fusion: The World
in 22 Objects
A display of tapestries made The 5th Plinth
by Morley’s weaving students, A computer hard-drive, a sink
exploring the potential of surface A celebration of the inaugural 5th plug and a disco ball are some of
texture and the use of yarns or Plinth competition, see shortlisted the found objects HNC ceramics
fibres. designs and work by the winner students have been working with
Molly Okell. to explore ideas around digital
data, water waste, and selfie
culture when making objects in
barry till gallery menier gallery
4 MAR–3 APR 29 APRIL–7 MAY
Feet in the Fire Made 2020
To mark International Women’s This year’s annual student exhibition is larger than ever
Day on 8 March 2020, textiles and will take place at Menier Gallery. Featuring work by
students are celebrating the digital media, fashion, printmaking and bookbinding, and
lives of a number of remarkable sculpture students. It will showcase the extraordinary
women, many of whom have been work made at Morley, by students at all stages of their
and continue to be effective in creative journeys. On show will be photography, film,
work to protect the environment prints, bookbinding, garments, fashion illustration and
and to slow climate change. sculpture, created in Morley studios under the guidance
of expert tutors.
This exhibition is part of Green
Week at Morley. PRIVATE VIEW 28 APRIL 6–8PM
Read more on page 6. Made 2020 is part of London Craft Week
Please note, the exhibition takes place at Menier Gallery,
103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA.
Open 11am–6pm, Sun closed, 7 May 11am–2pm.
11 MAR–22 APR
Millinery at Morley
Beautiful hats and headwear by
past and present Morley Millinery
students and tutors.
The exhibition is part of London
Hat Week 2020.
Read about one of Morley’s
millinery students on page 7.
Morley goes greener
Green Week, 2–6 March, is a fashion must acknowledge the huge Linda Powell, Pattern Cutting Tutor:
new initiative at Morley to raise negative impact that the industries
awareness around the issues of have on the health of the planet, our “One of the joys of teaching skills
sustainability, environmentalism shared home, and consider what within fashion, pattern cutting
and climate emergency. A action we can take to influence the and clothing construction, is
series of events including greater scheme of things for the that it allows for greater creative
screenings, swap shops and better. expression and less waste of
workshops are planned. valuable materials. The life of a
As part of our student induction garment can be extended, cut down
But how is Morley working process, all learners receive and sign and recreated.
towards sustainability today? a studio code of practice. Top of the
We asked staff from three list is a directive to use materials, The denim jacket shown is a small
departments. water and energy economically and example. Denim is the easiest fabric
sustainably, to upcycle waste where from which to remake. The cut strips
Marian Lynch, Programme Manager possible, to choose ethical and of this jacket are from old jeans, the
Textiles: organic alternatives and to minimise pattern is a simple shape developed
consumption of the new. We also from a square, only the pocket
“It is easy to feel overwhelmed declare a ban on single use plastic. construction needs a bit more
by the scale and implications of experience.
manmade global warming and We have started to scrutinise and It is this non-waste skills-based
the accompanying degradation question our suppliers. Where practice that motivates my teaching.
of the natural environment. Those does their product originate, how When you understand how
of us who work with textiles and is it manufactured, how far has it garments should fit and hang, it’s
travelled, is it really necessary to much easier to enlarge or reduce
deliver it cushioned in a mountain of according to need and fancy. When
a favourite pair of trousers has got
un-biodegradable chips?” a bit tight, add a bit of fabric stripe
down the outside leg. Adults clothes
can be recut for children including
those from charity shops. Scraps
of fabric can be sewn, appliquéd
to sweatshirts to add interest and
So, get cutting get sewing there is
no limit, let’s use the resources we
already have and build those skills.”
Michelle Avison, Programme
“In general, we encourage
professional practice in the studio
to reduce waste of materials and
in particular by championing
alternative ways of making
printmaking plates, so reducing
use of metals and acids. Tutors
encourage recycling plates,
reworking existing plates and the
use of cardboard and recycled
materials to make new plates that
are both better for the environment
We have reduced the use of
chemicals, we now use vegetable
Many of Rafael Peinador’s hats are inspired by water.
Rafael Peinador: ‘I never
considered making hats’
Morley student Rafael Peinador Rafael Peinador. Kensington and Chelsea College I
started making hats at Morley and is began to work with Stephen Jones
A denim jacket made from cut strips from now a professional milliner. where I’m currently working. I also
old jeans – one of Linda Powell’s creations.. have my own studio and my own
How did it all start? clients and collections.
oil for all cleaning of ink, normal
household vinegar for degreasing A friend asked me to do a millinery What are you working on now?
plates and a healthier acrylic course with her, I was always
alternative to aquatint resin used curious about hats but never I have my bespoke orders. I’m
in etching. And, we also collect considered preparing a small collection called
waste printing paper which is making them. Hampers and Diamonds which will
recycled for paper-making.” After a couple have hats, and matching jewellery
of weeks I and brooches.
the college Where do you find inspiration?
really good and Most of my pieces have an aquatic
there was a nice feeling. I love water, as a drop, rain,
atmosphere. The teachers were in a river and of course the sea. I
exceptional, specifically Vesna love the creatures of the sea and
Pesic. I spent a year at Morley the myths related to them. I also
learning about different materials get inspiration from new materials
and techniques. and techniques.
What happened next? What does the future look like?
While I was studying at Morley I Working for Stephen Jones
did work experience with award- has given me the opportunity
winning milliner Awon Golding to work with amazing people
and at the millinery department of and for incredible projects
the English National Opera. After but the main goal is to sell my
finishing my HNC in millinery at collection commercially, and to
start collaborating with different
designers and on artistic projects.
Delia Conway Hall. cardew space
Ceramics in Made 2017.
3 JUN–17 JUL
Work in progress.
barry till gallery the foyer
Students in the Tuesday
21 APR–13 MAY 27 APR–21 MAY Printmaking classes takeover the
Cardew Space. The exhibition be
Personal Projects Work in Progress curated by the class who will work
together to create an exhibition
See how painting and drawing Latest work by beginner and of current work and work in
students are developing their own advanced Ceramics students. progress.
bawden cases Margaret Hyde. Liz Cuthbertson.
21 APR–22 MAY barry till gallery barry till gallery
Bookbinding Showcase 18 MAY–11 JUN 17 JUN–24 JUL
Enjoy the craft of bookbinding, Advanced Painting Practice Sign of the Times
see covers and enclosures, books
from scratch and the art of book New and experimental work Photography end-of-year
repairs. from Advanced Painting Practice exhibition focusing on the
students. representation of social and
Alumni Gill Lucas. Angela Mercerv.
cardew space bawden cases Maggie Jones.
21 APR–22 MAY 2 JUN–7 JUL the foyer
Art Foundation Light and Glass 4 JUN–30 JUN
See work by beginner and Jewellery Certificate
We’re very proud of our Art advanced students as they master
Foundation students and here the art of stained glass. Exquisite jewellery by students on
you can see work reflecting their year-long courses at Morley.
development and maturity as
Spring-Cotte (Swedish Pine and Steel) by Morley Sculpture Tutor Tim Norris. Library Finds
‘It’s important to There’s always room for
see and feel the site’ new thoughts and ideas.
Here are some sources
This summer Morley sculpture mustn’t fall or be easy to walk of inspiration available at
students will have the away with. Morley Library.
opportunity to exhibit site-
specific work in the Morley Is there one you’ve made that poetry
Garden, as part of Waterloo you’re especially satisfied with?
Festival, an annual celebration of My most recent ON THE BUS WITH ROSA PARKS
arts, community and heritage. one, Spring II, by Rita Dove
that I made These poems gives voice to a
We spoke to Sheila Vollmer, for Burghley young black women who speak out
Programme Manager for Sculpture Sculpture Garden against racial cruelty, but also of
at Morley about making sculptures 2019. The curator how powerful reading and writing
for outside spaces. sent me a very can be. Dove is the second African
helpful template American to receive the Pulitzer
You make outdoor sculptures of the brick wall Prize for Poetry, in 1987.
yourself. What appeals to you so I could easily
about this art form? make the work in dvd
It’s very interesting to make work the right proportions.
for a specific place. An important WADJDA
part of the creative process is to Do you have any advice by Haifaa
go there, see and feel it before to students thinking about al-Mansour
developing any ideas. I also enjoy submitting a piece/making an A spirited 10-year-
the way an outdoor sculpture outdoor sculpture? old Saudi girl,
transforms in the everchanging I think the most important thing dreams of owning
light and environment. is to go and sit in the space, a green bicycle.
familiarize yourself with it. And But riding bikes is
What do you consider when you’re then, try to find the inspiration that frowned upon for
making an outdoor sculpture? fits both your own artistic practice girls.
I often make my sculptures in steel and the experience you’ve got
which is already quite sustainable. from the space. book
To protect against rusting they
are most often galvanized. Then the morley garden 1Q84
there are more technical matters, by Haruki Murakami
I have to think about how to make 11 JUN–28 JUN Aomame begins to notice strange
the sculpture so it’s possible to changes occurring in the world,
transport and install. Maybe make Waterloo Festival there seems to be two 1984’s. She
it in parts and put it together with is quickly enraptured in a plot
bolts at the site. And, security – it Morley will participate with a involving a religious cult and her
sculpture exhibition in the garden. childhood love, and embarks on a
Find the full programme on journey to discover what is ‘real’.
@ghkardos, Morley student Gabriella
Kardos, re-working an old etching
she did in her late teens, Souvenirs
from Vienna, with additions of chine
collée and watercolour. Instagram.
END-OF-YEAR SHOWS 2020
24 JUNE – 26 JUNE
See the results of a rich year of study and
exploration across the broad spectrum of
textiles practice, by students completing Textiles
Foundation at Morley. The course covers a
broad range of core textile areas including print,
dye, stitch, knit and constructed techniques. It
supports both artist and designer and develops
confident and independent designer-makers.
PRIVATE VIEW TUE 23 JUNE 6–8PM
Borough Road Gallery, open 12pm-6pm.
1 JULY – 3 JULY
Sense: HNC Ceramics Year 1
Students in their first year of studies have been
encouraged to experiment technically and conceptually
in answer to a series of design-led scenarios. In this, their
last year-one project, they have been investigating the
human senses; drawing on contextual references and
PRIVATE VIEW TUE 30 JUNE 6–8PM
Borough Road Gallery, open 12pm-6pm, 3 July 12pm–3pm.
8 JULY – 10 JULY
Graduate Exhibition: HND Ceramics 2020
The culmination of a diverse programme that
focuses on equipping students with in-depth
knowledge and technical skills in ceramics. The
works on show explore sculptural, functional and
experimental approaches to clay.
PRIVATE VIEW TUE 7 JULY 6–8PM
Borough Road Gallery, open 12pm-6pm.
15 JULY - 17 JULY
Discover new artists in the Morley Art Foundation end-
of-year show. This exhibition includes works in a variety
of media from painting to printmaking and sculpture, to
digital media and installation. Foundation students start
with a range of experience and different backgrounds, the
course enables them to develop their practice and work
successfully towards their own goals as artists.
PRIVATE VIEW TUE 14 JULY 6–8PM
Borough Road Gallery, open 12pm-6pm.
ALL END-OF-YEAR EXHIBITIONS WILL TAKE PLACE AT BOROUGH ROAD GALLERY,
103 BOROUGH ROAD, LONDON SE1 0AA.
From Made at Morley to New York
Morley printmaking student
Matt Jukes showed work in
Tell us what’s happened since
you exhibited in Made?
In a way it was doing the show
with you which gave me the
confidence to show my work
to the world, and in just three
years, it has taken me from
Morley to New York, Melbourne,
via London. My work has been
commissioned by Duke’s, Barrons
and Lady’s, and now appears on
the walls of Claridge’s Hotel next
to Damian Hirst. I’ve appeared in
Harpers Bazaar, Elle Decoration
and on a cruise ship – all thanks
Why did you start printmaking?
It was a break from a job where I
only made digital things, and felt
the need to get my hands dirty.
From my first class with Frank, I
fell into an amazing community,
where I experimented with
techniques and developed my
Do you have a studio?
Yes, but using the press at Morley
is still a very important part of Matt Jukes in the printmaking studio at Morley.
my practice. In my own studio, I
have taken the language I have places, where I try to capture the
developed with my printmaking and feeling or emotion of a place rather
extended this into painting, which in than a physical representation of it.
turn has changed the way I think about My greatest inspiration is that place
printing at Morley between being awake and asleep when
you are daydreaming.
Where do you find inspiration?
All my work is about misremembering Where are your future plans?
I am trying to build-up my name, with
the goal of being able to find the right
gallery representation. Creatively I want
to extend my work practice to inter-
of the body.
Which Way Home. Hey Moon.
Construction Sites and Rhythm
Morley student Molly Okell is about the essence and
the winner of the The 5th Plinth
sculpture competition. Her Holst characteristics of each
Sculpture will welcome students
and visitors at the entrance to planet. I am interested
in the materiality of
Can you tell us about your current
practice? sculpture and how the
My current work explores the forms become building
fabrics used in construction
and the relationship between blocks to create a whole.
functional and non-functional
forms. A construction site can Within the proposed
mirror a site-specific installation in
many ways: placement of objects sculpture these elements
within a specified space and their
interrelationship with the location. interact and relate to
Inspired by the construction site’s
unintentional assemblage and each other creating
visual drama, I attempt to mimic
some of the arbitrary placement layers, shapes, planes,
of objects while deliberately
challenging the materials’ crevices and reflections in
conjunction with positive
What about The 5th Plinth
sculpture? and negative spaces.
The interplay and layering of Holst’s work often
materials are the basis for my
sculptural forms – floating, fragile appears to me as cyclical
elements offset dense forms to
create a restless harmony. The 5th rather than linear as
Plinth sculpture is a response to
Gustav Holst’s The Planets Suite well as self-referential
and it allowed me to play with
materials in response to music. The with both disruptive and
approach I took was less about
planets as solid forms and more flowing rhythms. My
intention was to express
the complexity of the
music with its combined
solidity and transience. Molly Okell wanted to create something modern and
My sculptural process challenging for The 5th Plinth.
aimed to reflect Holst’s
approach by using an On graduating from the Royal
instinctive curiosity of composition College of Art (MA Animation)
and alignment to create something Molly’s practice has included film,
modern and challenging. printmaking and sculpture. She
Do you have any other upcoming has worked in the media industry
projects? for 15 years and is currently a
Senior Lecturer at the University
I am currently working on a set for the Creative Arts.
of screen prints and monotypes
inspired by construction sites The cover of this programme
in both Peckham and Ramsgate shows the maquette of Molly’s
where I have my studio. Holst Sculpture.
Our Fellow, Denzil Forrester
One of the first Morley different to what I’ve been doing Denzil Forrester at Morley.
Fellowships has been awarded for the last 40 years. I’m interested
to artist Denzil Forrester in in gesture as movement, action of empowering individuals and
recognition of his 30 years’ service and expression’. strengthening communities
as painting and drawing tutor at through adult education in arts,
Morley. Denzil’s new exhibition, Itchin and’ culture and applied sciences.
Scratchin, begins on 8 February
Denzil has been painting for 40 2020 at Nottingham Contemporary
years and his work is rooted Gallery, before moving on to Spike
in evoking communities, from Island Gallery in Bristol. His work,
his vibrant paintings of the Boys in the Hood, is part of the
underground dub reggae scene Morley Art Collection and is on
in London during the 1980s, to display in the College.
Afro-Caribbean identities and his
childhood in Grenada. Morley Fellowships recognise
outstanding contributions to the
He says, ‘what I’m trying to College community and a person’s
capture in painting today isn’t very contribution to the Morley mission