Ikon presents Banners by Mali Morris, an off-site installation organised to coincide with Calling, her solo exhibition of paintings at the gallery.
Colourful banners, designed by Morris, adorn the façade of Ikon’s iconic Victorian school building, and further banners welcome visitors to the entrance spaces at Birmingham City University’s School of Art, Margaret Street, B3 3BX and Coventry School of Art and Design, Priory Street, CV1 5FB. The motif explored in Morris’ Banners relate to her painting on canvas, Rain In Durango II (2015), included in Ikon’s exhibition.
Ikon’s display follows Mali Morris’ 2022 presentation Banners for Bond Street by the Royal Academy and Art in Mayfair. When the banners came down, the artist arranged for most of them to be donated to charities, including Maggie’s centres and Ikon Gallery.
About the artist
Mali Morris was born in North Wales in 1945, studied Fine Art at the Universities of Newcastle upon Tyne and Reading, and was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2010. Her first solo exhibition was held at Ikon Gallery, John Bright Street, in 1979. Since then, she has exhibited widely and internationally, with more than forty solo exhibitions in Europe, America and Japan, most recently at Hales New York in 2022. Morris has a studio at A.P.T, Creekside, London, she previously taught in many art schools in UK and overseas, and from 1991 – 2005 was Senior Lecturer in Painting, Chelsea College of Art. Instagram: @MaliMorrisPaintings
20 September – 22 December 2023
Ikon Gallery (see address and map below)
Birmingham School of Art, Birmingham City University, Margaret Street, B3 3BX.
Coventry School of Art and Design, Priory Street, CV1 5FB.
1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS
1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace
Birmingham, B1 2HS
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