Elliott Morris

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Upcycling
  • Woodwork

Step into Elliott’s unique garden world of wood and metal sculptures. Large and small ones, indoors and out. Each piece with a back story and maybe a song thrown in too.

Studio Details

39 Curtis St.

Opening Hours

  • Sat 9 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 10 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 11 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 12 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 13 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Thu 14 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 15 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 16 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 17 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 18 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 19 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Wed 20 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Thu 21 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 22 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 23 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 24 Sept10am - 4pm

From Memorial Drive turn right on Miamup Rd., then left on Brockman Rd. and immediately left on to Curtis St.which is a dirt road that runs behind the fire station.

  • Parking suitable for cars

I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. My family moved to New York in the fifties and then to California, where I grew up in the sixties. I attended California State University at Humboldt and graduated with a B. Arts degree in 1972. I migrated to Australia in 1973. In 1974 I attended North Brisbane College of Advanced Education, where I received my Dip. Ed. for primary teaching. I taught as a primary school teacher for four in Queensland before moving to Perth in 1980. I played in rock bands in Perth for three years before moving to Margaret River in 1983. I worked as a rock musician, in the post office, as a wooden sign maker, at Vasse Felix as a cellar hand and groundsman, then as a builder’s labourer and an owner builder of my own house and did fifteen years of part time music teaching in local primary schools. I am retired from teaching. I was always keen on the arts and music from primary school on, but was unable to study art in my high school years due to music commitments. I took some art classes at uni and teachers college. I was accepted to do a Fine Arts degree at Curtin University in 1983 before moving to Cowaramup, but declined ( much to my regret) due to single parenting commitments. I did a year of sculpture at the local TAFE when it first started up with Michael Wise as my teacher. I have been doing art work for my own enjoyment ever since, but have never exhibited except in the 2017 and 2018 Open Studios. I built my house from recycled materials and started making art works from materials that were recycled. I am currently making my way through my recycled metal and wood collection. I still write songs on the beautiful instruments that I made with my luthier friend, Scott Wise and occasionally perform. I am currently working on an albums of my songs as well as new sculptures. While studying at university I became aware of many of the issues that we are only starting to deal with today-environmental degradation, inequality, poverty, women's rights, the Vietnam war, the Cuban crisis and the threat of nuclear war, gun violence, drugs, leader assignations. I found the making of art as a way to express my feelings about the world I live in. I consider myself a creative upcycled constructionist and a philosophical expressionistic with a touch of humour thrown in. I don't know that I would call myself an artist…more a practitioner.