Sally J Morgan, Professor of Fine Arts

Sally J Morgan, Professor of Fine Arts

Director of Doctoral Research, Toi Rauwharangi College of Creative Arts

Professor Sally J Morgan is a conceptual artist and cultural historian whose research spans creative works and text-based inquiry. Her writing on visual artefacts as ‘historical texts’ informs her performance, installation and publically located contextual artworks. She has presented work in France, Switzerland, Germany, the USA, Japan, Brazil, Belgium and the Netherlands as well as in the UK and New Zealand.

Career highlights have included work being presented at the ICA in London, the Arnolfini in Bristol, and Belluard Bollwerk, International Live Art Festival, Fribourg Switzerland. Morgan has also published in international journals and has chapters in a number of scholarly collections.

Professor Morgan teaches primarily in the PhD and MFA programmes

  • Expertise

    Conceptual art; performance art; contextual, public and community art; the visual in popular culture; commemoration; the visual in public history.

  • Research Highlights

    Publications include:

    Morgan, S.J, Gough, P., (equal co-authors) ‘A Faux Cenotaph’: guerilla interventions and the contestation of rhetorical public space’, Journal of War and Culture, Intellect, 2013.

    Morgan, S.J., The Ghost in the Luggage: Wallace and Braveheart: Post-colonial "Pioneer" Identities, in Pickering, M., Ed, Popular Culture [4 volume set], Vol 1, Sage Benchmarks in Culture and Society Series, Los Angeles, Washington DC, London, New Delhi, and Singapore, Sage, pp 375-392 (2010). Other authors selected for inclusion in this collection include Theodor Adorno, Stuart Hall, Tony Bennett and Anthony D Smith.

    Exhibitions include:

    Sally J Morgan: ‘The Bomb Aimer’s Daughter Series’ (1994-2013), Spacex Gallery, Exeter UK, Arnolfini Gallery UK, Gallery Aux Pachebot, Un Petit Coup du Maison, Caen, France, Show Gallery Wellington, Dartington Hall UK, the Performance Arcade, Wellington.

    Sally J Morgan: ‘A Life in Diagrams Series’, (1993-1995) National Review of Live Art ICA UK, Belluard Bollwerk, International Live Art Festival, Fribourg Switzerland, Arnolfini Gallery Bristol commissioned episode, ICA UK commissioned episode.

  • Qualifications

    BA(Hons) (Sheffield College of Art [now Sheffield Hallam University])
    KASKA [Academy Certificate] (Higher National Institute and Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp)
    MA (Distinction) (Warwick University)

  • Supervision

    Tim Barlow
    Caring Deception: Community art in the suburbs of Aotearoa (New Zealand).

    In-progress

    Primary supervisor: Prof. Sally Morgan
    Co-supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Heather Galbraith
    Co-supervisor: Dr. Martin Patrick

     

    John Di Stefano
    Moving images of home.

    2011

    Primary supervisor: Prof. Sally Morgan
    Co-supervisor: David Cross

     

    David Guerin
    Dear Lovies and Dearies.

    In-progress

    Primary supervisor: Prof. Sally Morgan
    Co-supervisor: Prof. Kingsley Baird

     

    Bronwyn Holloway-Smith
    The Southern Cross Cable: A Romance

    In-progress

    Primary supervisor: Prof. Sally Morgan
    Co-supervisor: Dr. Martin Patrick

     

    Alison Lundy
    Contradiction and Ambiguity through Acts of Sculptural Preservation.

    In-progress

    Primary supervisor: Prof. Sally Morgan
    Co-supervisor: Prof. Vicki Karaminas

     

    Justine Taylor
    Shapeshifting: Visualising the Future of Fashion using Digital Technologies

    In-progress

    Primary supervisor: Prof. Sally Morgan
    Co-supervisor: Prof. Tony Parker

     

    Peter Trevelyan
    Orthogonal orthodoxy

    2015

    Primary supervisor: Prof. Sally Morgan
    Co-supervisor: Prof. David Cross

     

    Sam Trubridge
    Nomadic states

    In-progress

    Primary supervisor: Prof. Sally Morgan
    Co-supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Heather Galbraith

     

    Vanessa Gerrie
    Fashion as Installation in an Age of the Runway Spectacle

    In-progress

    Primary supervisor: Prof. Vicki Karaminas
    Co-supervisor: Prof. Sally Morgan
    Advisor: Catherine Bagnall

     

    Paul Melser
    Pictures of the body : painting as praxis

    In-progress

    Primary supervisor: Prof. David Cross
    Co-supervisor: Prof. Sally Morgan
    Advisor: Simon Morris