Nicole Morris

Holding it together study (Wrought Iron railing, Cannon Street)

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Year 2024
Medium Calico, embroidery, batik dye, graphite frottage
Dimensions 30 x 24 cm

About the work

Holding it together study (Wrought Iron railing, Cannon Street) belongs to a new series of textile works that explore processes of cutting, overlaying and repairing. The work takes wrought iron railings as a starting point- a border between public and private space- documented from both real life and filmic space. When translated to fabric, the material begins to collapse. Layered with organic painted forms and held together by thread and embroidery, the work reflects on the relationship of bodies to architecture, the precarity of where they stand and when they seep through.
This series has run in parallel with my current project at the Coborn Centre, an adolescent mental health Centre in Newham, working alongside young people to explore unseen love through textile and drawing together.

Career Highlights

Nicole Morris is an artist working in textiles and film across exhibition, learning and community contexts. Current and recent projects include: Making Room, SLAM and Drawing Room Artist Project (2024-26); Filling Gaps, Mind in Camden and Foundling Museum (2024); Resist, Coborn Centre Adolescent Mental Health Project (2024); Feeling Blue, Her Centre, Solace and National Maritime Museum (2024); Drawing Act 1, Drawing Room, London, UK (2020); Making in Isolation, together, [ SPACE ] commissions, London, UK (2020). Recent exhibitions include: Discoveries V, Fiumano Clase, London (2024); Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London, UK (2021); Dear World, Wellcome Centre for Neuroimaging commission, UCL, London, UK (2020); Survey, G39, Cardiff; Bluecoat, Liverpool; Baltic, Gateshead and Jerwood, London, UK (2018-19).


← Simon Moretti

Untitled (The Infernal Machine)

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The Map and the Territory

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