Barbara A. Morton

White Porcelain Bowls, 16 February – 9 April 2016.

White Porcelain Bowls

A new project by Barbara A. Morton, White Porcelain Bowls is a limited edition of twenty-four pieces of poetic text written by the artist. Individual chapters, screen-printed on fine monochrome sheets, connect and interweave to create a thematic whole that is inseparable from its physical representation – the texture and colour of paper, the elegant white type, the beautiful Japanese style binding. The artist writes:

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…

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Barbara A. Morton is a writer and artist whose work has been widely published in journals and anthologies, including the American Academic Journal of LiteratureCulture and the Arts and A Trail of Silver Papers, an anthology of Northern Irish poets, which also featured Seamus Heaney. Her haiku are published frequently by both The British Haiku Society and The Irish Haiku Society. Her writing is also published on the Government Art Collection website, and her poetic response to the artwork of Christopher Orr was included in his show The Beguiled Eye at the Talbot Rice Gallery. Most recently her work was part of the Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition at the National Gallery in Edinburgh.

White Porcelain Bowls Binding

Our exhibition of Morton’s work will also include one of just 12 copies of her latest project Origami – a collection of four volumes of haiku, hand-printed on shoji paper and case-bound Japanese style.

We will have copies of both books available for sale, as well as individual artist’s proofs from White Porcelain Bowls, suitable for display or framing.

We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.

Location & Opening Times

3a & 4a Haddington Place, Edinburgh, EH7 4AE

Open 11am - 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday


Upcoming Shop Closures

Family Event: Closed October 31st - November 4th, reopening Tuesday 7th