Coastal Currents

Morag Myerscough

We are pleased to announce that Coastal Currents is partnering with Brighton Festival and Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft to bring you a new work called Belonging by Morag Myerscough! Watch out for her work on the Stade Open Space at the beginning of the Festival.
Belonging celebrates the spirit of seminal 1960s Los Angeles artist Corita Kent whose work brought together a belief in the strength of creativity, togetherness, love and social justice. It will be Myerscough’s first-ever mobile installation: a bright, bold, touring bandstand programmed in conjunction with communities across Sussex.

Myerscough is internationally renowned for her dazzling, colourful typographical designs, and discovered a kindred spirit in Corita’s work and spirit:

“I feel a deep connection to Corita’s approach as she is about being REAL. Corita insists that ‘creativity is based on close observation of the ordinary’. I know I often have to dig deep and start appreciating the small things around me, what are the things that really make you happy, it does not have to be about fame and fortune but about love, friendship and working together to make things better. Corita taught her students how to keep ‘their eyes and minds open’ which is so essential to continue doing relevant work at any age, that can connect to the world around us and make a difference.”

Morag will take inspiration from workshops with young people in the area based on assignments from Corita’s inspirational book Learning from the Heart to produce creative visual responses to the theme of ‘belonging’.