Chalk and Cheese
An exhibition by father and son – Wayne Morris and Stuart Tullett Morris.
Stuart Tullett Morris [the son]
After spending a few years living in Wellington whilst studying art at Massey University and The Learning Connexion Stuart has moved back to New Plymouth to paint full-time. He has works in private collections in New Zealand. This is his first major exhibition in Taranaki.
Stu’s colourful figurative works express his memories of people, places and events. They show his growing interest in composition and a playful use of colour. These works are part of an on-going series titled ‘Memories – Real and Imagined’.
Wayne Morris [the father]
Wayne has lived in New Plymouth almost all his life and began exhibiting in 1981 and has exhibited regularly ever since.
He has works in collections in New Zealand, the UK and the States.
As a teenager Wayne worked in the Taranaki Museum during his school holidays and that has led to an on-going interest in museums. The works in this exhibition – the ‘Artefact’ series – draws on that interest.
His first exhibition in 1981 as a founding member of the Taranaki Artists Cooperative [TACO] was assembled from found materials and objects not associated with traditional art expression e.g. plastic animals. This interest has continued. The polite term for this is now ‘found art’ or ‘art from found materials’. “The term found art describes art created from the undisguised, but often modified, use of objects that are not normally considered art, often because they already have a non-art function.” Source: Wikipedia. Wayne calls it ‘Salvage Art’.