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This display is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
All interpretation panels will be available in large print format in the exhibition space and online here. Stools are available on request.
The artist welcomes conversation and interaction with the public during the performance. We are unable to provide British Sign Language interpretation or audio descriptions however.
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In Time Well Spent (2019–ongoing), Paula Morison sews a 1:1 scale map of a flat for the length of time it would take to buy that space in London if being paid London Living Wage. An accompanying print details alternative uses for the 22,387 hours this task would take.
Time Well Spent raises questions about how time is valued, remunerated and negotiated within a capitalist system and how our choices affect other aspects of our lives. The work references the housing crisis in London and the perceived absurdity of house prices. However, it also tackles other anxieties such as how artists can balance their time between working (often unpaid) on their own practices, paid work and other aspects of daily life, as well as longer-term aspirations such as home ownership and/or family life.
Time Well Spent (2019 – ongoing)
Map: 13.07 x 4.91 m (36.5145 m2)
Print: 21 x 14.8 cm
Duration: 22,387 hours (22,079 hours left)
Paula Morison (b. 1985, Swindon) graduated from University of Wales
Institute, Cardiff in 2008 and the Slade School of Fine Art in 2019. Morison’s work is conceptually led and uses a variety of media. Her research focuses on how individuals try to exert control over their existence. She is particularly interested in how we measure, record, name and categorise in an attempt to produce order.
Selected exhibitions, residencies and prizes: KARST and Lewinsky Gallery, Plymouth Contemporary; Radar, Loughborough University and
Eastside Projects, Birmingham commission (all 2021), A Room Upstairs (2020), The Clifford Chance Purchase Prize for printmaking
shortlist; Royal Academy, London; g39, Cardiff; Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London; PS Mirabel, Manchester (all 2019), Bloomberg New
Contemporaries, South London Gallery, London and Liverpool School of Art & Design, Red Mansion Art Prize, Beijing (all 2018).