Morag Myerscough’s Sun Pavilion set to shine bright at Canary Wharf this summer – 01.06.21

New installation in partnership with the renowned designer is the latest addition to the Estate’s leading art programme

London-based designer and artist Morag Myerscough is to emblazon Canary Wharf’s Montgomery Square from May, with her latest spectacular art installation, titled Sun Pavilion. Harnessing the vigour and optimism of Londoners this summer, the artwork will be free for the public to visit from Saturday May 29th until late October 2021.

Bursting onto the Estate, Sun Pavilion combines the greenery of towering plants with a spectrum of vibrant colours and striking pattern combinations, creating a sunspot like no other in the city. With spaced seating areas available, Sun Pavilion is the ideal spot to safely catch up with friends and grab a drink from 640 East or one of the many bars close by.

Myerscough’s signature style is characterised by its boldness, with previous eye-catching pieces in Las Vegas, Shanghai, Mexico City, Lisbon and Madrid, leaving a lasting impression on the public across the globe.

Lucie Moore, Group Arts + Events Manager at Canary Wharf comments: “We’re delighted to work with Morag Myerscough and welcome ‘Sun Pavilion’ onto the Canary Wharf estate in time for summer. Morag has been an artist we’ve long admired, and this commission will be a brilliant addition to Canary Wharf. It provides a colourful backdrop for Londoners wanting to catch up with friends and family.”

Morag Myerscough said “The pavilion is a response to the reawakening we are hopeful for this summer. The sun radiates energy and brings joy and we all need a bit of it. The pure glow of the sun ignites us all and raises our spirits. There is nothing better than the feeling of the warm glow of the sun on your face…”

Sun Pavilion forms part of Canary Wharf’s wider summer events programme and the latest addition to its public art collection, the UK’s largest free to visit collection of public art, with more than 75 permanent works by over 50 world-renowned artists and craftsmen.

Canary Wharf is committed to keeping the malls and wider Estate Covid secure. COVID-19 safety measures, such as one-way systems and floor markings, as well as increased cleaning, and hand sanitizers at all entrance points, remain in place throughout.  

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Notes to Editors

About Canary Wharf Group:

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 7.5 million square feet of office space, 0.9 million square feet of retail and over 500 Build to Rent apartments.

CWG is the largest sustainable developer in the UK with over 10 million square feet of sustainable certified buildings. CWG also excels operationally having purchased 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and zero waste to landfill since 2009.

CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live/work/play on the Canary Wharf estate and enjoy all the benefits: great transport links, access to green spaces and waterside living; and a wide range of amenities including an award-winning arts and events programme.

Canary Wharf’s retail offering comprises over 300 shops, including grocery stores, pharmacies, health clubs, bars and restaurants, all within 15 minutes’ walk.

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About Morag Myerscough

Artist Morag Myerscough creates installations and immersive spatial artworks that transform places and champion community and public interaction.

Morag Myerscough was born and bred in London, the city where she still lives. Fascinated by how colour pattern and words can change urban environments and perceptions, she has transformed public spaces around the world, creating engaging experiences for everyone – from schools and hospitals to cultural hubs and town centres.

Myerscough creates specific local responses to each distinct audience, often working with community groups to develop ideas that reflect the identity of the users, drawing on shared cultural history and heritage of the local area.

Previous commissions include prestigious organisations and galleries such as: the Brighton Festival; British Council; Design Museum; Just Kids; and the South Bank Centre. Her work has been installed worldwide, from the UK TO Europe (Lisbon, Madrid and Stockholm), and further afield to Cape Town, Shanghai, Melbourne, Mexico City and Las Vegas.

Recent awards include:

  • 2020 Honorary Fellow Royal Institute of British Architects UK
  • 2019 Honorary Professorship University for the Creative Arts (UCA) UK
  • 2019 Honorary Doctorate Gloucester University UK
  • 2019 Honorary Fellow University Arts London (UAL CSM) UK
  • 2017 Royal Designer for Industry (RDI)