Vanity Kills with Hamish Morrow

26 Jan 2018

changing room

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 53 / 89 / 177 /453 all stop at Deptford Bridge 2' walk
  • Overground: New Cross Gate 10' walk or 453/53 bus, New Cross 8' walk and DLR: Deptford Bridge 2' walk
  • Railway: Deptford 6' walk, New Cross 8' walk, and St. Johns 10' walk

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Vanity Kills
with Hamish Morrow

Glamour bewitches, it casts a spell, it promises social transformation and individual elevation but is itself a tool of social distance and not social integration. Glamour allows the exploited to become the exploiter and is the promise of individual class mobility and not class critique. Like the specimen butterfly trapped within the glass exhibition case, the object of desire to the fetishism of the taxonomist and collector, both exploiter and exploited are caught within the ricochet of desiring reflections and projections.


Hamish Morrow’s practice is primarily informed by his extensive experience in fashion as a designer/creative director, the work deliberately privileges aesthetic complexity, the visually alluring and the materially seductive as an analytical means to prise open prevailing contradictions within the spectacle, attempting to make critical an already existing activity or condition.

Hamish Morrow is currently completing his MFA at Goldsmiths University.


changing room is a monthly event launching newly commissioned wearable collections of art. It is a project run by Rosa Doornenbal and Marios Stamatis. Currently based in a disused changing room in Deptford, London.

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Hamish Morrow


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