Exhibitions & Display
Although print production has become much more sustainable in recent years, off-the-shelf display systems and promotional merchandise often make extensive use of plastic, and contribute to the problems that generates. I’m very keen to minimise the environmental impact of the work I produce, and that means thinking carefully and creatively about materials, production methods and delivery as well as design. So here’s an invitation – if you’re looking for display materials or branded merchandise, and you’re willing to work with me to find sustainable solutions, then please get in touch – I’d love to hear from you.
Exhibition: The Art of Fiji
The Art of Fiji exhibition was staged by the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow. It used artefacts to explore the city’s historical role as a gateway to the colonies and the resulting connections between the people of the North Atlantic and the South Pacific. I designed the six panels for the event, each 1.8m tall, as well as printed captions for the exhibits.
Exhibition: Glasgow Shops, the Development of a Retail Empire
This exhibition was staged by Glasgow City Heritage Trust at their office in the Merchant City. It charted the development of shops in Glasgow from the 16th Century to the 21st. It was curated by a team led by the Trust’s Communications & Projects Officer. In all, I designed 21 panels to display their work. The photos of the exhibition are courtesy of Mark Barbieri and Lenny Warren.
Backdrop: The European Confucius Institutes Working Symposium
This prestigious event was hosted by the Confucius Institute for Scotland, which is based in the University of Edinburgh. It brought together Confucius Institutes from around Europe. I created the backdrop by combining iconography from China and Scotland. The collage made use of visual parallels between Edinburgh Castle and the Great Wall of China, and the Forth Bridge and the Beijing National Stadium.