Simon Morris’s work has developed from a critical interest in painting practice that stretches from object oriented paintings to site responsive wall drawing and site specific installation. The conceptual basis for his work comes from the history of abstraction and the relationship between abstraction and the everyday.Read More
In 2002 Morris participated in SCAPE Art and industry Biennale in Christchurch. Here Morris worked collaboratively with ground staff at Jade Stadium to produce a mown image on the playing field for a cricket game between New Zealand and India. In 2003 Morris made a large scale wall drawing for ‘Past and Present’ at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongawera, this was produces by painting a line that navigated the space according to a set of rules. His works were also part of the touring project ‘painted spaces’, an international exhibition of wall drawings shown at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Auckland City Art Gallery and the Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh. More recently the exhibition Simon Morris: painting projects 2000-2005 was curated by William McAloon for the Physics Room. Last year he completed two site based collaborations with Athfield Architects at The New Dowse, and University of Otago School of Medicine and Health Science, while also participating in Telecom Prospect 2007 at City Gallery Wellington.