Joy & Peace
Joy & Peace, is a response to the fractious times we are all living in.
"I felt strongly that I wanted to make a piece of work that was full of positivity, hope, strength and the power to bring people together with joy in the heart of London for Culture Mile." says Morag
JOY a 97m wall installation grows out of the openings along the brutalist Barbican Centre car park, Silk Street London.
The artwork is composed of 6 symbols: heart = LOVE; globe = SOCIETY; PEOPLE; sun = JOY; eyes = WIDE OPEN; star = ENERGY; flower = PEACE and combined together radiate positivity.
JOY installation represents the symbols on equal levels with all the powers working together and the PEACE Pavilion and Garden focuses on the sun=JOY and the flower=PEACE symbols to create a playful and thought-provoking space.
Handpainted on plywood by Morag with help from a small team of painters in her studio, the installations were constructed using her signature beloved scaffolding and neon.
During the design process Morag held workshops with the local schools and the patterns on the entrance gates to the garden incorporate some of the patterns.
Led by City fo London
Corporation with the
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
London Symphony Orchestra
Museum of London
Silk Street, Barbican
Panels painted with
Morag in her studio
with a small team
Completion July 2017
The scaffolding was hired.
The painted symbols and
artworks were distributed
and installed in City Of London
Culture Mile is the beating heart of London,
a place where creativity is fast becoming
the most valuable currency. The City of London
Corporation together with the Barbican,
Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London
Symphony Orchestra and the Museum of London,
are leading the animation of the whole neighbourhood
with imaginative collaborations and events.
Culture Mile brings commerce and culture
together in a wealth of creativity. Known meets
unknown. Ancient and modern collide as the
streets are activated by exhibitions, gigs,
pop-ups and events. So whether you’re with
family, friends or flying solo, there’s something for
everyone. And thanks to Crossrail’s new Elizabeth
Line connections at Farringdon and Moorgate,
the area is more connected than ever.