Talk takes place 1-2pm Wednesday 22nd October in the White Room. All are welcome to attend!
Megs Morley is an artist and independent curator whose practice is primarily concerned with how social and political situations are represented in art, cinema and visual culture, resulting in artworks and curatorial exhibitions that share the core aim of expanding criticality on the relationship between image, history, knowledge and power. The archive, as a potential site of multi-disciplinary and democratically shared knowledge is a re-occurring subject and methodology of her research and practice, Her research and projects work to highlight the creative strategies that artists, curators and those working in other disciplines utilize in order to demand, invite and provoke visibility and debate around social and political ideas and issues including strategies of self-organisation, intervention, collectivism and collaboration.
In 2014, Morley was awarded the Arts Council’s Curator in Residence award to work in partnership with Galway City Council, GMIT CCAM, Galway Arts Centre and NUIG Huston School of Film & Digital Media, to develop a body of independent curatorial research investigating the concept of the Para Institution.
Other recent curatorial work includes the “Lines of Sight” exhibition and film screening programme developed while on residency in the
Recent films made in collaboration with Tom Flanagan include “Post-Fordlandia” (2011), “Aughty” (2012), and “The Question of Ireland” a film installation (2013). Their work has been shown in both film and contemporary art contexts: EVA International 2014, Station Independent Projects New York 2014, the Centre du Pompidou, Paris as part of Rencontres Internationale (2011), the Model, Sligo (2012), The Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, (2012) Alchemy Film Festival (2012), Guth Gafa Documentary film Festival (2013), Lucca Experimental Film Festival, (2013) Alchemy Film Festival, Cirrus Gallery Los Angeles (2013) Galway Arts Centre, Tulca Festival of Contemporary Art, (2012), Claremorris Open (prize winners 2012), Brest Film Festival de l'Image Alternative 2013, Mermaid Arts Centre (2013), Limerick City Gallery 92013), and CCA Derry.(2013)