TV Classics Part 1 is an exhibition and a series of public artworks that celebrate learning disability culture.
Cameron is fascinated by popular culture, in particular a love of 70s and 80s television, films and music – an interest shared by people with learning disabilities the world over. Working with iconic television imagery from the 1930s onwards, Cameron will spend six months in Project Ability’s studio creating ten paintings that honour the past eight decades of television history.
TV Classics Part 1 will be exhibited as part of the Unlimited festivals (at Southbank Centre and Tramway) and in a summer exhibition in Wales with Celf O Gwmpas. To coincide with the exhibitions, the images will be rendered onto billboards and posters throughout the host community.
Produced by: Project Ability
Cameron Morgan began working with Project Ability in 1991 and was a founding member of the ground-breaking artist cooperative Art Trek (1997-2013). Cameron paints murals but his practice also encompasses drawing, photography and ceramics referencing figures in music, fiction, wrestling and his favourite films, celebrating the movement and the possibilities of paint. Cameron’s imaginative skills drive the construction of his giant murals where he illustrates how to apply paint, draw a figure and depict a movement with a devoted absorption and curiosity. Cameron’s standing as a contemporary artist was firmly established with the Generation Show Cameron’s Way: Coast to Coast; a commission funded by Creative Scotland in 2014.
Visual art exhibition; postcards and billboards available, interactive website planned. Available to tour.
Supported by Unlimited, with funding from Creative Scotland.
Previous events include
8-25 April 2016 – Glasgow International Festival, Glasgow
29 June – 4 August 2016 – Celf O Gwmpas, Powys, Wales
6-11 September – Southbank Centre’s Unlimited festival , London
21 January – 25 February – Project Ability Gallery, Glasgow