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Morag Myerscough is a creative polymath. Her distinctive colourful body of work includes designing exhibitions, wayfinding systems, and spaces for museums, galleries, schools, hospitals, and creating large-scale structures and installations.
Morag’s mantra is ‘make happy those who are near and those who are far will come’. Born and bred in London, Morag has always lived in the city and has been fascinated by how colour and pattern can change urban environments and people’s perceptions of spaces into places.
From schools and hospitals to cultural hubs and town centres, Morag transforms public spaces by creating engaging experiences for everyone. The Temple of Agapebuilt for the Festival of Love on London’s Southbank in 2014 used public space to create an open, interactive symbol of devotion to love in all its forms.
Her work is rooted in creating a sense of joy and belonging for all those who encounter it. Morag creates specific local responses to each distinct audience that will see and experience the work, using it to create community and build identity.
She often works with community groups to develop ideas which reflect the identity of the users, drawing on shared cultural history and heritage of the local area. Morag’s visual vocabulary is inclusive by nature and its effortless energy resonates both visually and emotionally with audiences well beyond geographical and cultural boundaries.
Morag’s contribution to educational environments was recognised in 2015, when her work with Allford Hall Monaghan Morris on Burntwood School won the Stirling Prize for Architecture.
Morag’s work has been widely published around the world for her social approach and her distinct use of colour and pattern often incorporating positive messaging. She was made a ‘Royal Designer for Industry’ in 2017.