Belfast artist, Gawain Morrison is a Creative Producer and Director for Media, Events and Technology. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, he has recently been appointed as Creative Lead for this year’s CNB21 Presents: The Ogham Grove, scheduled to take place in Writers’ Square from 6pm on Friday 17th September to Sunday 19th September.
What is The Ogham Grove?
The Ogham Grove is the Culture Night Belfast 2021 offering. It is a monumental and immersive installation based around the Ogham characters which developed a secret language created by Druids. The concept is to be aware of the environment around us and mindful of how our actions now will impact future generations.
Q&A with the artist
Describe yourself in 5 words
Hairy. Driven. Curious. Grumpy. Thankful.
What makes you smile and what scares you the most?
My kids. Something happening to them.
What is your connection to Belfast?
I’ve lived here most of my life. I’ve been to school here, have lifelong friends here, and been at my most creative here.
Earliest memory of Belfast.
Going up to a little river with a bunch of mates near FInaghy. We took jam jars & were looking for frogspawn to take back home to see if we could get frogs to live in our back garden.
Favourite place/event/experience in Belfast
Cave Hill & the Sunflower bar.
Describe your professional journey to date
Club promoter. Music producer. T-shirt producer. Filmmaker. Software CEO. Artist.
Producing the world’s first emotional response horror film that would react to how an audience was feeling.
What current projects are you involved in?
Creative lead for Culture Night Belfast.
Any future projects we should be looking out for?
That would be telling!
What do you do when you are not working?
Big hearts and funny people.
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