Your Space Or Mine
Morag Myerscough: Sun Dance
Artist Morag Myerscough’s mantra is, “make happy those who are near and those who are far will come.” That feeling of happiness resonates through her work: bold, colourful installations and immersive spatial artworks that bring joy to the area surrounding it. She transforms public places from schools to town centres to hospitals from mundane spaces to ones that radiate, a process epitomised by her Temple of Agape at Southbank in 2014, a temporary construction devoted to love.
Born, educated and bred in London, Myerscough is dedicated to enriching her local community. For the Design Museum, she created their first free permanent exhibition, featuring hand-picked selections from the museum’s archive. She transformed Battersea Power Station, a notoriously drab location, with a vivid piece entitled “POWER”. She has also worked further afield, transforming the children’s bedrooms at Sheffield Hospital into spaces that actively improve the patients’ wellbeing.
For our Your Space Or Mine collaboration with Myerscough, she’s created an artwork that will be displayed at our poster sites across the country. Reading “Sun Dance”, the vibrant posters spread the positivity that Myerscough is known for. As she puts it: “It is always time to dance.”