Feed Your Mind: Autofictions films screening — Impressions Gallery

Join us for this special opportunity to view six short films by Trish Morrissey and hear more about her work at this lunchtime event.

Morrissey’s work, sometimes disturbing and often funny, is currently being exhibited in Autofictions: Twenty years of photography and film at Impressions Gallery from 15 July to 14 October 2023. Her film works draw inspiration from both her familial history and archival materials, as well as reinterpreting stories from the past to create new narratives.

Films and running order (total runtime approx 30 minutes)

  • Eighteen and Forty Five, 2004 (3 mins 20 secs)
  • Ideas of Refinement, Principles of Taste, 2008 (4 mins)
  • Ave Maria Karaoke, 2010 (2 mins, 38 secs)
  • Six Scenes, 2017 (6 mins, 12 secs)
  • Eliza, 2017 (6 mins, 12 secs)
  • Madge, 2021 (8 mins, 2 secs)

The films will be introduced by Raquel Villar-Pérez, curator at Impressions Gallery.

Image: Still from Madge, 2021 © Trish Morrissey


  • Feed Your Mind: Autofictions films screening — Impressions Gallery

    Trish Morrissey

    Trish Morrissey was born in Ireland and now lives and works in the UK. She has exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and internationally and her work is held in public and private collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Michael Wilson Centre for Photography, London; Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol; Gösta Serlachius Fine Arts Foundation, Finland; and the Bohusläns Museum, Sweden. Solo shows include Autofictions: Twenty Years of Photography and Film, Serlachius Museums, Finland (2022); A certain slant of light, Francesca Maffeo Gallery, UK (2018) and Hestercombe Gallery, UK (2017); Face the Collections, Bohusläns Museum, Uddevalla, Sweden (2016) (with Bettina von Zwehl); Trish Morrissey: Photographs and Video, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2010); Front, Impressions Gallery, Bradford (2009); Seven Years, Impressions Gallery, Bradford (2004) and Yossi Milo Gallery, New York (2005).

    Group exhibitions include Eye, Body, TJ Boulting, London (2023); Headstrong: Women and Empowerment, curated by Fast Forward: Woman in Photography, The Centre for British Photography, London (2023); You can call it love, Photolux Festival, Lucca Italy (2022); Self: Image and Identity at Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK (2015); Touching from a Distance, Serlachius Museums, Finland (2015); Family Matters, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, (2014); and Making It Up: Photographic Fictions, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2013).

    Monographs include Autofictions, Twenty Years of Photography and Film, Serlachius Museums and Parvs, Finland (2022); A certain slant of light, Hestercombe/ICVL Studio (2017); Front, Impressions Gallery (2009) and Seven Years, Impressions Gallery (2004).

    Morrissey’s work also features in several survey publications including Another Country: British Documentary Photography Since 1945 by Gerry Badger (2022); Making It Up: Photographic Fictions by Marta Weiss (2018); Madam and Eve: Women Portraying Women by Liz Rideal and Kathleen Soriano (2018); Photography and Ireland by Justin Carville (2012); Auto Focus: The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography by Susan Bright (2010); Vitamin Ph, Survey of International Contemporary Photography by Rodrigo Alonso (2006), and The Photograph as Contemporary Art by Charlotte Cotton (2005).