NOT. (Sean Morris)
Australian based Scottish artist,
works between Canberra ACT and Sydney NSW
(the family home near Kirkcowan, Dumfries and Galloway)
NOT's work continues on thematic concerns to do with remembrance and reparation as part of a project that seeks to nurture new understandings of our shared stories and histories.
NOT is a self-taught artist working primarily in glass and ceramic. As a member of claypool and with training at Gymea TAFE, the artist’s ceramic installations were first publicly shown at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery in the group exhibition Glazed & Confused (2014–15), and, most recently, with Kronenberg Mais Wright in Sydney. In late 2016, NOT began working with Canberra Glassworks to produce a new series of installations made from hand-etched lead crystal and recycled TV screens, including Song dynasty and TV screen Buddha, which, in 2017, was shortlisted for the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. Mid-2018 saw the artist’s solo presentation of Song dynasty at Kronenberg Mais Wright, and the group show Confluence at Canberra Glassworks. In September 2018, NOT’s The China syndrome was a finalist in the Hindmarsh Prize, with the work exhibited at the prestigious Toyama Glass Art Museum in Japan. In May 2019, the artist’s mixed-media installation Reliqui was included in the Australian Ceramics Triennale exhibition Manifest curated by Damon Moon in Hobart. In late 2019, NOT’s work was curated into River on the Brink: inside the Murray-Darling Basin at Sydney’s S.H. Ervin Gallery, and was shortlisted for the biennial Still: National Still Life Award at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.