Manchester Art Gallery

Paul Morrison

A showcase of work by contemporary British artist Paul Morrison.

Manchester Art Gallery
Saturday 14 February 2009–Sunday 31 May 2009


Giant sunflowers and daisies tower over a ruined Greek temple and a country cottage. A menacing black sun (or moon) looms above. Could nature be out of control?

This eerie landscape was depicted in Paul Morrison’s 25 metre-long wall painting created exclusively for Manchester Art Gallery.

The stunning wall painting was the major feature of our 2009 exhibition of work by the contemporary British artist.  The show also included several painted works on canvas.

This was Paul Morrison’s first solo exhibition in the north of England.  Find out more about the artist and his work at

Artist’s biography

Paul Morrison studied at Hugh Baird College Liverpool 1983-85, Sheffield Polytechnic 1985-88 and Goldsmiths’ College 1995-98.

His first solo show was in London in 1996. Since this, he has shown widely in the UK, Europe and the USA. In 2002 he was included in the Jerwood Painting Prize London. He has held solo shows at Asprey Jacques, Southampton City Art Gallery and Nurnberg, Geneva, Ulm and Grenoble.