Morley celebrates Permanent Collection at special event

Last night, friends and stakeholders of Morley College London and Morley Gallery gathered at a special event to celebrate the college’s Permanent Collection.

Morley Gallery curator and manager Dr Jack Davy gave a brief history of the collection – which dates back to the reconstruction of the Waterloo Centre after its bombing in World War II – and outlined future plans for its enhancement and conservation.

Two Morley Gallery volunteers spoke about their recent work to catalogue, digitise and preserve the current collection, making it available to a wider audience by the summer of 2023.

And a new donation to the collection by tutor and former Programme Manager Kate Wilson was unveiled by the artist. She joins a roster that includes Maggi Hambling, Bridget Riley, Frank Connelly, Denzil Forrester, Glenn Hellman, Jane Joseph and more.

Ask at the Morley Gallery about how to visit and view the Permanent Collection.

Jane Joseph Retrospective
1 – 30 March 2023

Jane Joseph is a prominent printmaker, painter and long-standing tutor at Morley whose landscape prints are evocative of nature and movement in the London environment.

Joseph has exhibited regularly since 1973 and her work is included in collections including The National Art Library (V&A Museum), The British Library, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut.

A retrospective on Joseph’s career and showcase of many of her finest artworks, A Life Drawn is a celebration of a life of art; teaching and supporting young artists as a treasured member of the Morley community.