Kerry Morrison is an environmental artist. her work is in, of, and about, nature in urban areas. Through the processes of walking, talking, listening, drawing, photography, ethnography, data collection, and performance, she learns about the environment she’s working in: it’s ecology, and it’s culture. Perceptions of nature within an urban landscape lead her to question; What makes us value one thing over another? How do we decide what to conserve and what to eradicate? Where do our ideas of nature appreciation come from? How does this manifest in our towns and cities? And what are the social, cultural, and environmental implications of our nature preferences? The approach is durational and process led, transdisciplinary, and collaborative: integrating political, cultural, ecological, social, and philosophical perspectives on nature.
In 2011 Morrison co-founded in-situ, a non-for-profit artist led initiative in Pendle.
AirSpace Curriculum is a programme of events, talks and workshops organised by AirSpace Gallery in partnership with Staffordshire University which recognises and responds to the need for continuing professional development for artists in Stoke-on-Trent and the West Midlands.
The first part of the Curriculum offer is a series of artists’ talks, usually available solely to students on the Fine Art BA at Staffordshire University, but now being opened up for any interested artists and members of the public to attend. This offer will combine with AirSpace Gallery’s existing Artists’ Talks programme.
The programme offers an insight into the professional practices of a number of interesting and varied professional artists and arts practitioners.
***Please note*** - For talks held at Staffordshire University, booking is essential for non-University attendees.
The talks take place at the Film Theatre at Staffordshire University.