NOW Gallery

Siblings Morag Myerscough

  1. Back

British designer, Morag Myesrcough is continuously re-inventing civic spaces and has collaborated with Sheffield Children’s Hospital as well as the Design Museum, Barbican and the Southbank.

Following on from the 2016 Greenwich Peninsula commission, ‘Colourblock Cranes’, Myerscough builds on a narrative of re-imagining functional spaces and components on Greenwich Peninsula, celebrated through bold pattern and colour. Myerscough’s patterned installation artwork Siblings creates a new identity for a family of functional structures, including a pair of towering London Underground vent shafts creating a vibrant threshold to the Tide.

Morag Myerscough commented, “I confronted the structures as two imposing and almost brutal towers, with two small bunkers sitting slap bang in the middle of The Tide. I was excited by the prospect of getting my hands on this small disparate family, getting them to relate to each other and respond to their new surroundings. By using vibrant colours I made them bold and strong, making them belong.”

Bold and dynamic colours of blue, yellow, pink and green are intertwined in geometric patterns wrapped around the shafts. The illusionary patterns distort and enhance the existing structures which reach the height of 10 metres.

Morag’s mantra is ‘make happy those who are near and those who are far will come’. Born and Bred, London, Morag has always lived in the city and has been fascinated by how words, colour, pattern and structures can change brutal urban environments and people’s perceptions of spaces into places. Morag’s work is characterised by an engaging boldness, creating specific, local responses to each distinct audience that will see and experience the work, using it to create community and build identity.

Morag Myerscough’s Siblings shroud’s the existing vent shafts on either side of The Tide with her conceptual artwork, elevating the banal into something extraordinary.

  1. Back

Shop NOW Gallery

Thank you for your interest in purchasing this item from the NOW Gallery shop. In order to proceed fill out this form and someone from our team will be in touch to complete the payment process and take your delivery details. Please do not send us any card details at this stage.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Greenwich Peninsula has received Visit Britain’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ accreditation, which certifies that the destination is safeguarding the wellbeing of its neighbourhood and visitors by following government guidelines on cleanliness and social distancing. Additionally, NOW Gallery is implementing measures including limitations on number of visitors, one way systems, hand sanitisation & increased cleaning. For more information, please visit the Greenwich Peninsula and NOW Gallery websites.

Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without opting out, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the NOW Gallery website. You can change your cookie settings at any time through your browser settings but you may receive a limited service through the website because of this.

View our privacy notice and cookie policy.

  1. Accept and Continue