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Plymouth Design Forum presents: Morag Myerscough

Thursday, October 26

October PDF in conjunction with G.F Smith presents guest speaker—artist and designer—Morag Myerscough.

Morag Myerscough — Artist & Designer


Morag Myerscough, artist and designer, known globally for creating installations and immersive spatial artworks that transform places and champion community and public interaction.

Morag was born and bred in Holloway, London. Morag studied at St Martin’s School of art (now Central St Martins ) and the Royal College of Art. Morag set up Studio Myerscough in 1993 a successful independent studio for over 20 years and Her House Gallery and shop in 2002. During all those years Morag was always on her mission to make her own space to work in, preferring not be defined by limitations, labels and convention, The Movement Cafe in 2012 was the break through project for the work she is doing now.

Morag has forged fruitful relationships with architects, commissioners and cultural institutions that enable her to grasp the issues and problems associated with spatial commissions in challenging environments such as schools, hospitals and public spaces. Her aim is to have a social impact and transcend the limitations characterised by traditional approaches. More than anything else, Morag’s work brings people together, making spaces that create joy, engendering a sense of wellbeing and belonging.

Morag’s approach to work is integrated and participatory, working with communities to respond to their needs, reflecting them in her work. Her generous and participatory approach makes people believe in their spaces giving them a sense of pride and belonging in their surroundings, creating strong and meaningful narrative for spaces. She makes spaces and places for people, with people.

Morag’s work is joyful, bold, invigorating and live affirming.

2023 Honorary Doctor Royal College of Art
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
2017 Royal Designer for Industry (RDI)
2012 Honorary Fellow Arts University Bournemouth UK

The event starts at 6:30pm in the B-Bar to allow time for attendees to get a drink, prior to the main event. However, the venue is open from lunchtime so if you want to grab a bite before 6:30pm they serve a variety of Thai dishes—check out the menu here. Any drinks that are purchased from the B-Bar can be taken into the theatre. Doors will open at 7:00pm where you will be checked in by one of the PDF team—please make sure you have your tickets ready to scan. You will be seated by one of the Ushers before the talk officially starts at 7:30pm.

The evening will commence with a short intro from the PDF team before Morag’s talk. There will be a 30-minute intermission around halfway through the talk to allow everyone to get to the bar and refresh glasses. The talk will continue after the break. After the talk the floor will be opened up to allow a Q&A session with Morag, which will finish around 10:00pm. The bar will remain open after the talk until around 11pm where all are encouraged to gather and socialise.

Thanks to Colossal there will be a limited run of the famous PDF screen-printed beermats to take away.

Book tickets here.

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