A vibrant stage for public art

Come and visit this new colourful initiative

Designed and co-created by internationally acclaimed public realm artist Morag Myerscough, the public art shrine will be used as a performance stage, and an open community space. It will feature signage with ‘slogans of hope’ from local people.

Created in the artist’s distinctive ‘vibrant and eye-catching style’, the stage façade will comprise bright multicolour and hodgepodge shapes. It will ‘inject vibrancy and colour into Weston’s high street and shine a spotlight on the local community’.

The installation will be the first in a series of ‘shrines’ planned to appear on the High Street as part of Culture Weston’s ’21st Century super Shrines.’ It’s a project funded by Historic England, in partnership with Arts Council England, National Lottery Heritage Fund and North Somerset Council.

The temporary public space art shrine will be placed at Big Lamp Corner between HSBC and 'The Silica' on the High Street. - Credit: NSC/Cuppa Architects

About the artist

Morag’s mantra is ‘make happy those who are near and those who are far will come’. Morag has always been fascinated by the ways in which colour pattern and words change urban environments. From schools and hospitals to cultural hubs and town centres, Morag transforms public spaces by creating engaging experiences for everyone. Her work is rooted in creating a sense of joy and belonging for all those who encounter it.

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