Enemies Of Good Art

Curator, writer and lecturer on contemporary art Camilla Brown in conversation with photographer Trish Morrisey.
Trish Morrissey’s photography could be described as narrative documentary as it uses the conventions of portraiture and snap-shot photography, collapsing the distinction between fact and fiction. The artist always appears in her work and there is often a strong autobiographical thread to the work drawing on her personal experience of family. In her most recent series ‘Front’ she becomes the ‘mother figure’ in other people’s families – appearing as an impostor in group shots.
This talk will explore this ongoing connection between personal experience and work and the phenomenon– which many new mothers experience – of The Impostor Syndrome. Prevalent amongst women, particularly high achievers with successful careers, who suffer feelings of constant anxiety and a sense of being a fraud.

Born in Dublin, Trish Morrissey now lives and works in London. She has exhibited widely, most recently at Impressions Gallery Bradford, (2009); the Elaine Levy Project, Bruxelles (2007 & 2010) and at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2010).

Camilla Brown is curator, writer and lecturer on contemporary art, specialising in photography. From 1999 to the end of 2010 she was Senior Curator at The Photographers’ Gallery. Previous to this she had been Exhibitions’ Curator at Tate Liverpool.

Space is limited to 20 places so make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity by booking your tickets in advance.
Tickets cost just £5 and can be purchased through the Troika website or on the door.
Babies and children are welcome at the lecture series.

Details: Thursday 10th February 2011
12.30 – 1.30pm
The Front Room
96 Farringdon Road
London EC1R 3EA