Open! Channel! Flow! by Polly Morgan was unveiled on 27 February 2023 on the sculpture terrace accompanied inside by Morgan's False Flags exhibition with Leena Similu.
This marked British artist Polly Morgan’s first public sculpture, Open! Channel! Flow! Winner of the Society’s First Plinth: Public Art Award, Morgan’s sculpture - her largest to date - was on shown on the sculpture terrace at the newly restored Dora House from 27 February to 29 April 2023, before being sited at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park later in the year.
Running concurrently, False Flags was Morgan’s joint exhibition with US artist Leena Similu. Here camouflage, mimicry and subterfuge are the inspiration for a series of painted snakeskin-textured sculptures, photographs and ceramic-based sculptural works which explore the politicisation of bodily adornments, drawing parallels between military and cultural warfare.