Morag Myerscough’s mantra is ‘make happy those who are near and those who are far will come’. Born and Bred in Holloway, London, Morag has always lived in the city and has been fascinated by how colour pattern and words can change urban environments and peoples perceptions of spaces into places.

In February 2020 Morag started working with Coventry city Council and Creative Giants on a new project. She visited our city to soak up the heritage and culture of the city before setting on inspiration by the Stained glass window in this cathedral by John Piper and Patrick Reyntien.

Morag in front of her inspiration
Photograph via instagram of Morag Myerscough
in from of her inspiration in Coventry Cathedral.

March 2020 came and the world changed, due to the COVID but the project settled on Hertford street arcade as the location of the project. This was a perfect canvas as it had skylights in the whole roof, and these have been used to create magical light which makes this installation so special.

“I experienced a desire for colour in the city and I wanted to get it on the streets. Plus the simplicity of light and colour is always magical in every location.”

Morag Myerscough on Instagram.

After 15 months from conception to completion, this baby was well worth the wait. Completed from the 15th May 2021, the launch of Coventry as UK city of culture 2021, it was a strong start for the city.

But this isn’t the last Coventry will see of Morag’s vibrant creations, and she states on Instagram that this is a two part project, so stay tuned to see what happens next!

Photo Credit: Emily Tyler (unless otherwise stated).


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