Morag Macpherson

Surface pattern creations printed onto textiles and patchworked into wearable art and interior pieces. Presently I am at a developmental stage of my practice where recent projects collaborating on street art have informed a new way of working still in its experimental phase.

Leisure Classes: Glasgow Print Studio – Screen Printing with Will Maw (1999)
Glasgow School of Art – Textile Design with Deirdre Nielsen (1998)

Work History: (1994-2006) 12 years as full-time Graphic Artist for following:
Westlake Advertising Agency, Glasgow
Glasgow City Council Corporate Graphics Department, Glasgow
Sports Division HQ, Dundonald, Ayrshire
Learning and Teaching Scotland, Glasgow
Morag Macpherson – Textiles and Wallpaper (2007-present)

Commissions/Projects:
-Spring Fling commissioned me as one of three Rural Mural artists collaborating with international street artist,painter and printmaker Tellas from Italy. We completed an old barn wall in Galloway and painted a wall at the Toffee Factory in Newcastle.

(March 2016)
-Hyatt Hotels and Vennie Lau Design Group for Hyatt Union Square Hotel, New York City opened April 2013 – fabric for headboards for 180 rooms (2010-2012)
-Barabara Kramer LA residential on Venice Beach with interior designer Olivia Russell – fabric for bedlinen, headboards, furniture upholstery and outdoor furniture

(2012)
-Fateh International bedding  – original relief printed illustrations for bed linen (2009)
-Unique patchworked silk kimono-style robes for clients in US, Europe and UK (ongoing)

Stockists:
Anthony Bellon Interior Design, Chicago, USA
Le Bon Marche, Paris, France
CAA Gallery, Southwark, London, UK
ABC Carpet and Home, Broadway, New York City, USA
Mondo Collection, New York City, USA
Tignabruaich Gallery, Argyll
The Shop of Interest, Glasgow, UK
Designs Gallery, Castle Douglas, UK
My Vibrant Home, Leeds, UK
WALPA, Tokyo, Japan (wallpaper)

Online:
Eclect
Culture Label
Spring Fling

Exhibitions:
Edinburgh Art Fair with Tignabruaich Gallery, Edinburgh (Nov 2015)
Rozelle House Christmas Show, Ayr (Oct-Dec 2015)
‘Alternative Giving’, The Barony Centre, West Kilbride (Oct-Dec 2015)
Scotland Re:Designed Fashion Showcase, SWG3, Glasgow (Nov 2015)
Scotland re:Designed Interiors Showcase, Vision Building, Dundee (Oct 2015)
Spring Fling in Berlin, ‘Making. Art’, Greenhill Gallery, Berlin (April 2015)
Selected at the Dovecot, Edinburgh (Dec 2014)
SOFA Chicago, with Craft Scotland (Nov 2014)
Craft Scotland at Craft Central, London (June 2014)
Craft Scotland at the White Stuff, Edinburgh Festival (Aug 2014)
Modern Craft at Heals curated by CAA, London (Feb 2014)
D & G OUT at the Lighthouse, Glasgow (Jan 2014)
Kirkcudbright Town Hall, Kirkcudbright (June-August 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011)
ICFF, New York, USA (May 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010)
Mondo Collection, New York (May 2013)
Spring Fling, Open Studios, Dumfries and Galloway (May 2012/2013/2014/2015)
Maison et Objet, Paris (January 2013)
Harbour Cottage Gallery, Kirkcudbright (October 2011, 2010)
Interior Lifestyle, Tokyo, Japan (June, 2010)
Fabric Fantasia, New York (May 2010)
IPEK – Story of Silk, Istanbul (April 2010)
100 % Design, London (2007)
Edinburgh Hatwalk, Edinburgh (2007)
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (2007)

Press:
CRAFTS Magazine; World of Interiors; Elle Decoration UK; Dwell Bath and Spa (US); Interior Design (US); New York Spaces (US); Aspire (US); Cover (UK); The Guardian; FT How to Spend It; Telegraph Magazine;  Grand Designs (UK); Wohn Design (Germany); My Room (Switzerland); Home Design (Australia); MODH (Scotland); Homes and Interiors Scotland; Glasgow Herald; The Scotsman

Memberships/Collectives:
PA (Professional Artists) Pop Up, Kirkcudbright (from June 2015)
CAA – Contemporary Applied Arts, Southwark, London (from Feb 2013)
Upland (Spring Fling), Gracefields, Dumfries (from May 2011)
Resource, Heriot Watt, School of Textiles, Galashiels campus, Borders (from July 2013-July 2015)
British and European Design Group, Richmond, London (from 2010)
Intertwine – Galloway Textiles Collective (from January 2014)
The Yellow Door Arts Collective – The Yellow Door, Queen Street, Dumfries (from end 2013)

Talks/Workshops:
-Lockerbie Academy Schools Residency Lead Artist, mentoring 2 young artists and delivering workshops to 1st, 2nd and 3rd year art classes (160 pupils) over 5 days with a patchwork wall hanging as final outcome
-D & G OUT at The Lighthouse, Glasgow – Pecha Kucha talk on opening preview night of exhibition (Jan 2014)
-Dumfries and Castle Douglas Embroiderers Guilds – Talks (2013)
-Apartment Therapy Design Evenings – Pecha Kucha presentation at Tribeca Theatre, New York City, on same bill as Lotta Jansdotter (May 2013)
-Spring Fling – Looking In Looking Out lecture series at the Chrichton, Dumfries – Pecha Kucha presentation, on same bill as Amanda Simmons (2013)
-Annual presentation to final year students at Caledonia University Fashion and Business Course, Caledonia university, Glasgow (April 2010-2013)
-One and two day workshops with 2nd and 3rd year students at the Grange and St Joseph’s Academy in Kilmarnock. (2011-2012)
-Community arts workshops at Toryglen Community Centre, Glasgow with 4-8 year olds (2009)
-The Lighthouse, Glasgow – talk and workshop with gifted artistic children from specialist school in England (2006)

Sponsorships/missions:
– VAACMA Award winner for experimenting with screen print at Galashiels School of Textiles Summerschool and engaging with scottish fabric manufacturers for future projects
-Paris Fashion Week Learning Journey with Emergents and Anne Ritchie (March 2015)
-Injection year-long business programme for mid-career crafts professionals run by Crafts Council, London and sponsored by Craft Scotland (May2014-May2015)
-Craft Scotland Go and See to NY Now trade Show and related meetings in New York City (Jan/Feb 2015)
-Textiles Scotland Interiors Mission to New York City, Atlanta and Dallas (Nov 2014)
-SDI Trade Mission to New York City (April 2014)
-Maison et Objet Research trip sponsored by Textiles Scotland (Sep 2012)


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