about the art
Morris’ work emerges from the events and emotions that touch her life, both big and small. It comments on the absurd, the ordered, unexpected proximities, perfection and the beauty in imperfection. Wherever she is, she is not from there which allows her to view her surroundings with a certain externality, providing the root of her individual presentation.
She is inspired by the inventiveness of poor communities in the world to solve problems with what is available, leaving almost nothing to waste. In her work, she repurposes discarded items, applying textile techniques to found objects and fabrics in experimental combinations.
about the artist
Kim-Ling Morris is UK born and has lived in Europe, Africa and South-East Asia before settling in Cork, Ireland. She trained and worked as a Biochemical Engineer, creating her art practice in parallel. She began with sculpture in Leamington Spa, UK, continuing at the École Duperré, Paris, France, also exhibiting in France. She has gained her Fine Art Textiles Special Purpose Award at CIT Crawford College of Art & Design and has exhibited nationally. She is a member and Treasurer of the Cork Textiles Network.
In 2011, Kim-Ling Morris became one of three co-founding directors of Sample-Studios and now holds the role of Artistic director overseeing the running of 29 studios, the TACTIC Visual Arts Programme and a membership of over 50 artists.
Selected Members Show -Sample Studios, Cork (IRE) – Group show
Cahoots I - A4 Sounds, Dublin, Ireland - joint show
Heads and Tales – Knitting and Stitching show London, Harrogate , UK & Dublin, Ireland – group show
Twenty – Triskel Arts Centre – group show
Pas de Deux – Alliance Française, Cork, Ireland –joint show with Mary Palmer
Perpetual Motion – LISHH Café, Cork, Ireland –solo show
Let’s Dance – Bank of Ireland Workbench, Cork, Ireland - Solo show
Lilly Lolly CraftFest – Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo, Ireland - Group show
The Affordable Art Exhibition 2016 - Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, Ireland - Juried
Forward Looking Looking Back Now - Tactic Gallery, Cork, Ireland - Juried
Remix - CIT School of Music, Cork, Ireland - Group show, work selected for the School of Music Purchase Prize
Play - Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, Ireland - Group show
Hares on the March - Jack and Jill Foundation, Dublin, Ireland – Selected
Pigs on Parade - Jack and Jill Foundation, Dublin, Ireland - Selected
Things/Daiktai - Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, Ireland - Group Show
The 13th Month - Tactic Gallery, Cork, Ireland – Group show: My Concept, coordination and participation
CTN 2013 - Bishopstown Library, Cork, Ireland - Group
CAMAC wallpaper archive exhibition - Braintree District Museum, Braintree, UK and Morley Gallery, London, UK - Group Show
Brief Exchange 2 - online exhibition - Curated by Noeleen Doherty
The Gathering- RDS Knit and Stitch Show, Dublin, Ireland - Curated by Marcella Reardon
Craft of the Honan Chapel - Bishopstown Library, Cork, Ireland - Group Show
Colour of Sound- Cork School of Music, Cork, Ireland – Group. My work was selected for the School of Music Purchase Prize
Now and Then - Leahy's Architects, Cork, Ireland - Group show curated by Deidre Nelson.
Four works featured in the book “20”, a retrospective of the 20 years of the Cork Textiles Network ISBN 978-1-5252-2399-8