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JULIA MORISON | In hindsight

Julia Morison, Angel/Fly Print - Carapace, 2002
5 Oct 2022 to 19 Nov 2022
11am - 4pm, Wed - Sat
A richly layered and dense survey of Julia Morison's works spanning more than four decades
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition
Trish Clark Gallery
142 Great North Road Grey Lynn
National, Auckland


Trish Clark Gallery is pleased to present In hindsight, a richly layered and dense survey of Julia Morison’s works spanning more than four decades. There are few artists working in Aotearoa New Zealand whose work so aptly suits the descriptor ‘embodied knowledge’; always highly inventive conceptually and materially, Morison elicits a potent physical connection between her work and the viewer. This rare opportunity to engage with the artist’s work across time, including some previously unseen works, reveals Morison’s deep complexity, her capacity to push formal and conceptual boundaries and to challenge conventions and dominant trends. Running from 5 October – 19 November 2022, the exhibition’s last days are timed to coincide with Aotearoa Art Fair. 

As noted curator and writer Justin Paton has stated, “Morison’s use of her sources is creative, and wilfully idiosyncratic – she calls them ‘a skeleton you can spin off from’ – one of the pleasures offered by her art [over] decades, is watching her system mutate and ramify in unpredictable ways”.