GEORGE MORL

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14 January 2020

CVAN ‘Dialogues Towards Change Bursary’ awarded to Morl


Following being awarded a Firstsite Bursary Award (2019), which aims to support artists with their professional development, Morl will launch the project ‘Synapses, Sonnets & Self’ in spring 2020. In contribution and further support to this project, Morl has been awarded a Contemporary Visual Artwork Network (CVAN) ‘Dialogues Towards Change Bursary’. This will support his research access in exploring the representation of neurodiverse art and pracitioners, examining community engagements across England, whilst investigating how programmes can be tailored to be inclusive for neurodiverse artists and audiences. This journey specifically will include attending events and seminars to enrich research development and engagements as well as producing a new series of work.

Posted 14 January 2020


08 January 2020

‘Synapses, Sonnets & Self’ 2020 Project Launched 


Following being awarded a Firstsite Bursary Award (2019), which aims to support artists with their professional development, Morl will launch the project ‘Synapses, Sonnets & Self’ in spring 2020. This self-initiated independent project will explore the representation of neurodiverse art and pracitioners, examining community engagements across England, whilst investigating how programmes and outputs can be tailored to be inclusive for neurodiverse artists and audiences. The journey of this will follow how the artist can adapt and deliver his work through a series of attending events and delivering talks, becoming increasingly accessible and beneficial to his development, and finally producing a new series of work exploring ASD within the digital context (more to follow).

Posted 08 January 2020


24 December 2019

Morl awarded Firstsite Collectors Group Bursary Award (2019)


Following his debut solo work at Southend Museum: Beecroft Art Gallery exploring male-body image in South Essex, Morl has been awarded the Firstsite Collectors Group Bursary Award (2019), which aims to support artists with their professional career development. The award is presented to proposed projects demonstrating ambition and a commitment to developing current practice for the purposes of exhibition production, professional development and studio bursaries (details to follow).

Posted 24 December 2019


25 October 2019

Morl shortlisted for Jerwood Bursary (2019) 


Following a national open call, Morl has been shortlisted for the Jerwood Bursary by Jerwood Arts, which aims to support emerging artists with professional development and continuing studio practice.


Posted 25 October 2019









01 September 2018

Precious Boys final week at Southend Museums


George Morl’s first public solo exhibition ‘Precious Boys’ (14 July - 08 September 2018) opens at Southend Museum, Essex, UK.Exploring and assessing the vulnerabilities of young men, Morl reveals how body image and sexuality are entwined with the masculine nature of 'performance', particularly within Southend and Basildon. Displayed with works from Southend Museum's Art collection, this show investigates the representation of men within the historical canon of art, examining how social concepts of masculinity have manifested.

Precious Boys acts as a testament to the emotional stability of adolescent men, as a voice for our isolated and lonely men in which they are free to expose their vulnerable selves.


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Posted 01 September 2018





19 July 2018

Morl guest writer for series of blogs for Southend Museums


As part of the ‘Precious Boys’ programme, the artist has been commissioned by Southend Museums to write a series of blogs exploring the curatorial process and themes surrounding the works in the exhibition. In addition to this, he explains the reasons and sociological methodologies related to masculity, both in representation of the body through the canon of art history and present notions of performance in South Essex across physical and online environments informed by the Museum’s own collection.


Texts including, ‘Disposition of Digital Youth’ & ‘Precious Boys’ featuring poems, Basildon Boys#2, Wishing Wells, and Plight of the Sensitive Child from his debut poetry collection Pubescent Plumesc (2018) published to coincide with the exhibition.

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Posted 19 July 2018


14 July 2018

Precious Boys opens at Southend Museums


George Morl’s first public solo exhibition ‘Precious Boys’ (14 July - 08 September 2018) opens at Southend Museum, Essex, UK.Exploring and assessing the vulnerabilities of young men, Morl reveals how body image and sexuality are entwined with the masculine nature of 'performance', particularly within Southend and Basildon. Displayed with works from Southend Museum's Art collection, this show investigates the representation of men within the historical canon of art, examining how social concepts of masculinity have manifested.

Precious Boys acts as a testament to the emotional stability of adolescent men, as a voice for our isolated and lonely men in which they are free to expose their vulnerable selves.


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Posted 14 July 2018









29 August 2016

Morl becomes recepient of Darren Henley Scholarship 2016


Following on from featuring at the Platform 2016 show at Turner Contemporary (04 August - 25 September 2016) Morl has been awarded the Arts Council and UCA Darren Henley Scholarship for 2016. This was in joint application and proposal for funding towards exploring the relationship between masculinity and suicide in landscapes of poverty and social deprivation. As part of and in relation to this, particular assessment will be made in South Essex, the artist’s home region. Further announcemnts and progress with this project will be published on this site in the future.

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Posted 29 August 2016







25 June 2016

George Morl awarded UCA Vice Chancellor 2016


For Morl’s installation Precious Boys 2016, exploring masculinity, body image, and lonliness in coastal towns, which was exhibited at the UCA BA Degree Show, he has been awareded the UCA Vice Chancellor Award 2016.

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Posted 25 June 2016