“Clean Slate” Mo’s Farewell to Austin Show

Mo McMorrow began her creative career in the visual arts. She graduated from York University (Toronto) and UNSW Art & Design (Sydney) with a BFA and an MArt respectively. She exhibited in some of the best galleries in Sydney. Disillusioned with the Sydney art scene she left on a year-long journey around the world. However Ireland, her first stop captivated her heart and she dropped anchor and stayed for 11 years. That is where she found the courage to perform her songs before an audience… but that story is for the music page.

View of San Marcos mural.


East Austin Studio Tour – 2013 

Hearts and Hands was a multi-media community art project as part of the group show at the Historic Victory Grill as part of EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR 2013. The project took place over two week-ends.  My portable recording studio was set up on stage to capture stories from the gallery visitors. They are layer and mixed in with some old recordings of Richard Bowden’s some dating back 60 years. The video finishes off in the forest on a full moon night in front of the cave art like hands painting. This is a tip of the hat to our ancestors who told stories around a flame. Stories were the glue that held those communities together helping them to survive 1000s of years of unexpected occurrences. We owe our existence to their survival. That is who the “thank you” at the end of the video is for all those who participated in the project but as well, our innovative ancestors who survived against the odds.

View of the repurposed artworks taken from the Hearts and Hands painting.