Contact Details

Fellow, O'Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance
O'Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance
National University, Galway
E: catherine.morris@nuigalway.ie


Catherine Morris is a Fellow at the O’Donoguhe Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance at NUI Galway. As Liverpool Central Library’s first Writer-in-Residence, she created a city-wide project Intimate Power: Autobiography of a City, montaging life-writing with photo-essays and community interviews made on location at resonant sites across Liverpool. Her monograph, Alice Milligan and the Irish Cultural Revival (Four Courts Press) uncovered the forgotten arts and feminist theatre practice of one of the founders of modern Ireland. In 2016, she worked with Nerve Centre in Derry to launch a graphic novel of Milligan’s life as part of the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum for schools in Northern Ireland. Her National Library Exhibition Revival was opened by Fiona Shaw and designed by Martello Media; the archives rich multi-media instillation explored human rights in the context of anti-colonialist feminist arts practice in Ireland. As a contribution to the Northern Ireland Peace Process Catherine Morris gifted her entire research archive (including full documentation of her exhibitions and all community archives recovered during her community based research) to Omagh Public Library. In 2015, she was curatorial advisor on the Irish Museum of Modern Art exhibition El Lissitzky: the Artists and the State.