Morag Myerscough transforms urban areas and indoor spaces with colourful graphics and installations. She has created a Temple of Love for the Southbank’s Festival of Love, a giant camera obscura in Mexico City and a travelling bandstand inspired by her longstanding interest in the subject of belonging.
Myerscough is fascinated with how colour, pattern and words can change people’s perceptions of spaces. Her work is instantly recognisable, combining geometric patterns with bold shapes and hand painted type, and aims to bring joy to all those who encounter it. She often works with community groups to develop ideas inspired by their individual identity, shared cultural heritage and their local area.
Myerscough was appointed a Royal Designer for Industry in 2017 and collaborated with architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris on the Stirling Prize-winning transformation of Burntwood School in London.