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09 November 2020

‘#QueeringLockdown: A Portrait of George Morl’, Morl appears in GenderFluidity blog

As part of the ‘#QueeringLockdown’ blog series exploring queer art projects during the pandemic lockdown, Morl appears in GenderFluidity blog, discussing the intersections of autism, gender identity, and their queer art practice.


Posted 09 November 2020




01 September 2020

Morl guest speaker on ‘Variance & Voice: Neurodivergence, Gender & Sexual Variance’ episodes for Birmingham Open Media (BOM)’

Morl takes part in Birmingham Open Media (BOM), Birmingham, UK neurodivergent series. In this they explore their practice in relation to Neurodivergence, gender identity and sexual variance, examanining queer history and politics, albeism and accessibility, and the use of personas under the avenues and opportunity of digital technology. Going live in October (More info to follow).


Posted 01 September 2020



10 August 2020

Morl nominated by Newlyn Art Gallery for ‘Peer to Peer UK/HK’

Morl is nominated by Newlyn Art Gallery for Peer to Peer: UK/HK, a new approach to developing international collaboration following a global pandemic. Comprising a series of webinars, a digital platform and an online festival, the Peer to Peer project is part of Hong Kong Cultural and Creative: Visual Arts funded by Arts Council England and the GREAT campaign, and managed and led by the NorthWest Collective (NWC).


Posted 10 August 2020





01 April 2020

Synapses, Sonnets & Self public outcomes delayed


Following the recent coronoirus pandemic the public outcomes and talk related to the Synapses, Sonnets & Self, research project are delayed until further notice.


Posted 01 April 2020


18 February 2020

Morl appointed for Jerwood Newlyn Residency 2020


Following a national open call, Morl has been awarded the Jerwood Newlyn Residency funded by Jerwood Arts, which aims to support emerging artists with professional development and continuing studio practice.


Posted 18 February 2020


07 February 2020

‘Synapses, Sonnets & Self’ 2020 Project Launched


Following being awarded a Firstsite Bursary Award (2020), 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 07 February 2020


14 January 2020

CVAN ‘Dialogues Towards Change Bursary’ granted 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 granted a Contemporary Visual Artwork Network (CVAN) ‘Dialogues Towards Change Access 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


24 December 2019

Morl awarded Firstsite Collectors Group Bursary Award (2020)


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 (2020), 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



24 August 2018

In Search of Validation, 2018 features in UCA MA Degree Show


Group show at University for the Creative Arts displaying the final MA Degree Show work, featuring George Morl’s collection In Search of Validation 2018 exploring male body images across digital media and mobile devices

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Posted 24 August 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