Barbara A Morton is published widely in journals and anthologies including The SHOp, The Stinging Fly, Burning Bush II, Abridged, The Yellow Nib, An Sionnach, and The British Haiku Society. She is recipient of a Tyrone Guthrie Writers’ Bursary, and in 2011 was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series. In 2013, her poetry was highly commended by Imtiaz Dharker for the Poetry on the Lake festival. At the 2013 Redline Book Festival, Dublin County Libraries awarded Leave second prize, and in 2014 Moonrise achieved 1st place. This year The Word itself is a Musical Sound was long-listed in the Myslexia Poetry Award. Her writing is also published on the Government Art Collection website and was recently included in the poetic response to the work of Christopher Orr: The Beguiled Eye at The Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh.
Her recent project ~ White Porcelain Bowls ~ is a limited screen-print edition of twenty-four pieces of poetic text, case bound Japanese-style -
Twenty-four. Quadrilaterals. Sit exactly upon the page. Twenty-four individual chapters connect and interweave. Curiously. Each fascinating monochrome is emphasised by white, and white, in turn, in this book becomes interesting. Then, an accurate measure from each monochrome is added to white ~ an ink is created ~ the text is written, being born of being part of, the image upon which it is now printed Fixed. The White Porcelain Bowls are filled with symphonies of yellow. Look closely Look again. Look again. Look for longer ...
15 February – April 2016.
White Porcelain Bowls at McNaughtan’s Antiquarian Bookshop and Gallery, 3a & 4a Haddington Place, Edinburgh, EH7 4AE. http://mcnaughtans.co.uk/barbara-a-morton/
Edinburgh Drawing School ~ August 2016
[Edinburgh Art Festival]
Extracts from Vol III of White Porcelain Bowls
Cambo ~ July 2016 ~ Printroom Dundee.
28 November 2015 - 14 February 2016
White Porcelain Bowls ~ Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture, Edinburgh.
Miss Leda ~ Birnam Arts Centre ~ May 2015
Underwater and Miss Leda ~ Roseangle Arts Gallery ~ 2015
Miss Leda and Dive ~ Dundee Contemporary Arts Winter
Exhibition 2015. DCA, 152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY