Artist / Designer
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 colour pattern and messaging can change urban environments and peoples perceptions of spaces into places. Her strong visual approach is instantly recognisable and elevates every context in which it is placed. 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 that 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. From schools and hospitals to cultural hubs and town centres Morag transforms public spaces by creating engaging experiences for everyone. Awards: Morag’s contribution to educational environments was recognised in 2015, when her work with the architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris culminated in Burntwood School, London winning the RIBA Stirling Prize for Architecture. 2020 Honorary Fellow Royal Institute of British Architects, UK 2019 Honorary Fellow University Arts London (UAL CSM), UK 2019 Honorary Professorship University for the Creative Arts (UCA), UK 2019 Honorary Doctorate Gloucester University, UK 2012 Honorary Fellow Arts University Bournemouth (AUB), UK Passion: Morag is obsessed with ‘Belonging’ and talks around the world about it.