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Big Art Talk 3: Heather & Ivan Morison

Wednesday, 30 November 2016
6 – 7.30 pm

Integral to Heather & Ivan Morison’s practice is an active engagement with storytelling, histories, sites, materials and communities. They discussed their approaches to making work in the public realm with reference to significant past projects including ‘Skirt of the Black Mouth’ for Tate Modern and ‘Sleepers Awake’ for the Museum of Modern Art Sydney as well as their proposal ‘Blueprint for Happiness’ for the Birmingham Big Art Project.

Heather & Ivan Morison, born in 1973 in Desborough and in 1974 in Istanbul respectively, live and work in Herefordshire. Their work has been exhibited widely across UK, Europe, Australia, Canada and the USA including at the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney (2013); Tate Modern, London (2012); The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver (2010); The Barbican, London (2009); South London Gallery, London (2005); Tate Britain, London (2004); and the 52nd Venice Biennale where they represented Wales.

This was the third Big Art Talk by the five shortlisted artists in the lead up to the selection of the winning commission. The Big Art Talks are hosted by Birmingham Big Art Foundation in partnership with Birmingham City University and Eastside Projects.