An artist and an architect walk into a pub. It sounds like the start of a joke, but in fact it was the start of a stunning exhibition idea that would take art back out into the elements. Michael worked with artist Ant (Anthony) Garrett to figure out the logistics of producing an outdoor exhibition. The result was spectacular.

The Brief

The stand design needed to be functional, stylish and subtle – so they didn’t detract from the art itself. They also needed to be mobile and easily assembled on site. And, of course, they needed to resist the weather Scilly would throw at them, from Atlantic gales to long days of sunshine and UV.

The Interpretation

We got a structural engineer involved to help with the steel sizes and our previous connections with ship builders Mark and Loz came in handy when it came to organising the shipping and assembly of the stands in situ.

This was a very different and exciting type of project for us, with an extremely fluid process – reflective of the concept itself.

The Outcome


The exhibition turned heads from the Telegraph to the FT – read their reviews here:

Telegraph review  Financial Times review