Joy and Peace by Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan

Jul-Oct

30-20

2017

Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan's new installation in two parts brings a vivid splash of colour to the City of London this summer, taking over a 97m section of Silk Street and the West Smithfield Rotunda Garden

Part of the City's new Culture Mile Pop-Ups programme, 'Joy and Peace', is a new temporary installation in two parts created by Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan that brings a vivid splash of colour to the City this summer.

While the Joy installation along Silk Street stands in stark contrast to the brutalist buildings around, the Peace Garden and Pavilion in the West Smithfield Rotunda Garden complements the natural architecture of the park, creating a serene, playful and thought-provoking space.

A response to the fractious times we are living in, Joy and Peace is comprised of six symbols: the heart, representing love; the globe, representing society; the sun, representing joy; the eye, representing wide open; the star, representing energy; the flower, representing peace. Together the installation’s bright geometric shapes radiate a positive energy. While the Joy installation represents the symbols on equal levels with all the powers working together, the Peace Pavilion and Garden focuses on the sun (joy) and the flower (peace) symbols. The individual pieces of the installation were handpainted on ply by Morag, Luke and a team of painters in her studio. The entrance walls to the Peace Pavilion and Garden incorporate patterns developed from workshops with local schools.

Event Location

Locations:

Smithfield Rotunda Gardens

West Smithfield

London

EC1A 9DY

Plan your visit:

Barbican; Farringdon

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