Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Tuesday 29th August: "Joy and Peace" by Morag Myerscough & Luke Morgan

Here is the "Joy and Peace" installation by Morag Myerscough & Luke Morgan in the Rotunda Garden at Smithfields for the Culture Mile week of performances.  The artists translated 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.  The entrance walls to the Peace Pavilion & Garden incorporate patterns developed form workshops with local schools.  Each section of the wood sculpture was hand-painted by Morag, Luke and a team of painters in her studio.  I went on Friday evening to see the Gambian musician Jally Kebba Susso play the Kora as part of the programme in association with the Barbican, London Symphony Orchestra, City Of London, Guild Hall School and the Museum of London.  It was the beginning of the heatwave bank holiday weekend and the perfect setting to enjoy escapism in the bright positive space and make the most of being outside in the end of Summer in the city.  

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