Marjorie H Morgan

Researcher - Writer - Playwright


Turning Point – Review of Jo Lathwood: Making Up

| By Marjorie Morgan

Writer Marjorie H Morgan reviews an exhibition by artist Jo Lathwood, who has been commissioned by The Lowry to spend six weeks as artist in residence, constructing and deconstructing a brand new site-responsive installation. Inspired by the history of Salford Quays, the large-scale sculptural work is made using recycled materials and, at the end of the exhibition period, will leave no trace, the materials repurposed and distributed elsewhere. Gallery visitors can watch Lathwood building her work daily in person in the galleries or via live-streamed CCTV footage from The Lowry Galleries basement workshops (11am-5pm Tues-Sun). Marjorie H Morgan details the following exploration of the themes, influences and ideologies behind Lathwood’s work, a must-read for anyone planning to experience ‘Jo Lathwood: Making Up’, viewable at The Lowry, Salford Quays until 3 March 2024.

Jo Lathwood, Making Up installation shot (2023/4). Image courtesy Michael Pollard

about the author

Marjorie H Morgan

Researcher, writer, playwright, journalist with an interest in the themes of history, society, identity, and home.