Over 1,000 attend Artists of Morley private events

As we bring our 2023 Artists of Morley season to a close, we’re pleased to confirm that over 1,000 individuals attended Private View events during the six-week campaign.

The figure includes 200 who attended the season’s final exhibition Look Both Ways, an expansive showcase of the work of 14 students on the Waterloo Centre’s Foundation Diploma.

Many hundreds more attended Morley exhibitions across our three teaching centres, in the flagship Morley Gallery, and in external venues including Brick Lane’s Dray Walk Gallery and Hat Works in Luton.

Here’s a showreel film featuring works from all our AOM2023 exhibitions:

Permanent Collection: two important milestones

This week, two important milestones in relation to Morley’s celebrated Permanent Art Collection will be reached:

  • the reinstallation of the Bridget Riley Morley College Mural in the foyer of the Waterloo Centre for Adult Education after a months-long restoration and remounting of the large-scale work, and
  • the availability for the first time of a digitised catalogue of part of the Permanent Collection, which will expand over time.

“This week’s developments are a significant moment for visual arts at Morley,” said Dr. Jack Davy, Morley’s Gallery Manager and Exhibitions Curator. “Bridget Riley’s mural is a jewel in the crown of our wider collection, which – thanks to the digitisation project led by Gallery volunteers – is now even more accessible. It’s a great way to be ending our 2023 Artists of Morley season.”

Find out more about Morley’s Permanent Collection by visiting www.morleygallery.com/collection, or click on the graphic below to visit the initial release of the digitised collection:

The Artists of Morley will return in summer 2024.

The Artists of Morley is part of The X of Morley

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What are the “X factors” that define life at Morley College London? The X of Morley is a campaign that seeks to find out…

The X of Morley shines a light on the uniqueness that is Morley College London. From “Fashions” to “Diversity”, “Specialisms” to “Creativity”, “Performers” to “RESTARTers”, keep an eye on www.xofmorley.com to discover more.