May 2018 Meeting

Next meeting Thursday, May 10, 2018

Loyalist College, Pioneer Building, Room P13 


Special Guest Speaker 

David Morrish

David will speak about his still life photographic work which began in the 1980’s and lead to his current interest in documenting objects and artifacts as part of his art practice. He will address how photography formed the basis for his collecting and current forms of art-making for 30 years. See his recent work at

Brief Biography

David Morrish—Retired Full Professor of Art at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland, having taught photography in the BFA-VA program from 1989 until 2016. M.F.A. (1985) University of Calgary, Alberta. BFA, Hons, University of Manitoba in Winnipeg (1981) He is co-author with Marlene MacCallum of Copper Plate Photogravure, Focal Press, 2003.

Morrish has exhibited traditional copper-plate photogravure prints since 1996, nationally and internationally: Japan, Taiwan, China, S. Korea, Thailand, Sweden, Ireland, USA, England, Italy, and Canada. Notable photogravure work includes portraits of distressed taxidermy and landscape panoramas of the limestone alvars of Newfoundland and Ireland. His artist’s limited-edition book-works, GAZE and DIED use copper-plate photogravure and letterpress under his imprint: DeadCat Press. DIED includes a rare four-plate CMYK color copper-plate photogravure. Recent research explores animal and human mortality, faux biography, provenance, collections, and the museum archive through the construction of an immersive Wunderkammer, The Lyric Cranium, that is the catalyst for on-going works on paper, video, artistamps, and other ephemera. For more, go to 

Morrish currently (2017) lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario, and has re-located his studio and print shop to continue DeadCat Press and Obelus Publishing.

There will be an extremely brief business meeting to update the club on progress towards acquiring new AV equipment, and to open the floor for nominations for executive positions.
We will round out the meeting with a review of our monthly theme images.

This month’s theme: Water Drops

Don’t forget to upload your images to our theme gallery on this website.