Opening on Friday, February 15 at 6pm, through to March 29, the new exhibition by Derry artist, Locky Morris.

Verbal presents #theverywalls, the third exhibition in the series Walking the Walls.

Walls as structures

Walls are essential parts of our sheltering structures or they can be used as dividing lines between people and places, communities and cultures.

There is something also indescribably old about them; they hark back to the past, to the primal fear of the other.

Walls as a concept are also ridiculous. Their attempts at stature and seriousness are easily mocked and undermined by some kid with a spray can.

Their notions of permanence are at odds with the ‘instant’ social media-led world we find ourselves part of.  

It’s entirely appropriate therefore that Locky Morris’s photographic dissection of the very walls of Derry undermines their concepts of stature and the monumental with a wryly humorous approach exploring their everydayness and the detritus of the interaction between (wo)man and masonry.

These photographs originated as an Instagram project but Morris also echoes art history. We see in the shapes and shadows within his photographs the resonance of modernist painting, with a vitality and liveliness typical of the artist. 

#theverywalls is the third part of Verbal's 'Walking the Walls' series of exhibitions. These exhibitions, curated by Gregory McCartney, articulate alternative approaches to and explorations of Derry's famous Walls. 

Opening hours

The exhibition opens on Friday, February 15 at 6.00pm. It will run until 3.30pm on March 29, 2019

Opening hours are:

Monday - Thursday 09:00 - 05:00

Friday - -9:00 - 15:30

Weekends - Open when the building is. Please call 028 71 266 946 for details

Image: Locky Morris

This exhibition is supported by Derry City and Strabane District Council's Walled City – 400 Years Event Funding.

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