Guy Moreton

Guy Moreton is an artist and Associate Professor in the School of Art, Design and Fashion, Southampton Solent University; where he is Course Leader of the MA Photography programme. Following undergraduate studies in Photography and postgraduate studies in Fine Art he was a guest artist in Rotterdam, Netherlands and Scottish Arts Council Fellow in Photography in Edinburgh. His work engages with the cultural histories and representation of landscape and its relationship to thought in literature, art and philosophy; and has been published and exhibited widely in the UK and internationally, notably in the Whitechapel Gallery London; EAST International Norwich; Kettle's Yard, Cambridge; Galway Arts Centre; the John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton; Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery; the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA Norwich; The Collection Lincoln and The Art Pavilion Zagreb, Croatia.

He is co-author with Alec Finlay and Michael Nedo of Ludwig Wittgenstein – There Where You Are Not published by Black Dog London. Moreton was included in the acclaimed contemporary art book Place co-authored by Tacita Dean and Jeremy Millar published by Thames and Hudson London, and his work was selected by Brian Dillon for a Photography Special feature in the journal Art Review. His collaborative work with Alec Finlay about the writer W G Sebald was presented in the touring exhibition Waterlog and at Tate Britain London in the conference The Printed Path.

Recent exhibitions include Somewhere Becoming Sea, Hull 2017 UK City of Culture, and Wall to Wall at The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University both curated by Film and Video Umbrella; and Unrecounted at Showcase Southampton, with a publication essay by Robert Macfarlane. His works are included in public collections, including Southampton City Art Gallery (acquired with the support of The Art Fund), Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle (acquired with the support of the Contemporary Art Society), The University of Dundee Artists' Books collection, and the University of Southampton.

Moreton's large-scale images concentrate on the ruins of Dunston Pillar, Britain's only land lighthouse, which was built in 1751 to guide travellers towards Lincoln. As an isolated and out-of-place monument with a resonant history, Dunston Pillar might have dropped straight out of Sebald; and Moreton's photographs are the exhibition's closest transpositions of Sebald's writings into another medium. Here, the exhibition seems to be about circling Sebald's work - just as Moreton's photographs circle the Pillar, and Saturn's rings encircle the planet.
Jonathan Taylor, The Times Literary Supplement, 12.10.2007

With generous support from:Solent University