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Trish Morrissey selected for Hijacked 3 exhibition

Mon, 20th Feb, 2012

Impressions are delighted to announce that work from Trish Morrissey's series Front which received its international premiere at Impressions Gallery has been selected for the major survey exhibition Hijacked III: Contemporary Photography from Australia and the United Kingdom.

Known for halting the status quo, arresting the scene and exploding a new perspective on the practices of contemporary photography, this third edition of the biennale Hijacked series explores the world through the eyes and works of 32 international photographers from or within the United Kingdom and Australia. The exhibition will show simultaneously in QUAD, Derby, with a partner version at PICA in Perth Australia. Events will include live link ups for workshops, artists talks.

Morrissey will be exhibiting work from the series Front, large scale colour photographs of very different groups of families and friends at various beaches around Britain and Australia.  At first glance they appear to be commonplace holiday snaps from any family album, but on closer inspection, one figure re-appears in every image: that of Morrissey herself in different guises. Working in collaboration with the groups she encounters, Morrissey usurps the mother figure, after whom each image is titled, to explore group identity and the conventions of family photography.

Hijacked 3 runs at QUAD Gallery, Derby from 3 March to 6 May 2012, click here to read more.

Hayley Coles, June 17th, 2006  Trish Morrissey

Hayley Coles, June 17th, 2006 Trish Morrissey