Artist’s work ‘greatly influenced’ by Kildare

KILDARE, 2 July 2001: by Grace Halford. Last week Kildare was given the privilege of holding the first exhibition in nine years by international multi- media artist Kenny Morris. The event was held in Bride St as part of the Derby Festival and featured a variety of works from his collection including pieces from a British exhibition in 1992, which have never been seen in Ireland.

Among the works on show were many beautiful pieces of ceramics, jewellery, paintings, drawings and prints, all of which were for sale. Kenny said that he was delighted to have an opportunity to show his work in Kildare and said that his most recent work has been influenced greatly by many of the experiences he has had while here.

Born in Essex, England, of Irish parents, Kenny Morris lived in London for 20 years before arriving in Ireland and settling in Kildare in 1993 where he has held a variety of teaching posts. In England Kenny studied at Barnet College of Further Education, and Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts and holds a BA Honours degree in Fine Art.

Over the years Kenny has also been involved in a multitude of projects within the creative arts including filmmaking, and his 1986 film work was screened at a number of international film festivals including the prestigious International Berlin Film Festival. He said he is now in the process of progressing his work to the next level, which he feels involves working within the digital medium.