January 2018 – We are moving!

 

We are leaving our beloved Bristol, flat and studio to move onto new exciting adventures. In what feels like a swan song to Bristol Together and Sunspell came to interview and photograph us over Christmas before we are off this month.

 

“There is a volatility and rawness about Kristin and Davy that can make some uneasy, a sense of inner fires barely contained, as if a peculiar veil of melancholy is flying through the air to foreign lands and peoples, a veil that shows us that there are marvellous doors into darkness…”
Here is their beautiful full feature about us, our work, aspirations and plans for the future:

https://www.togetherandsunspell.com/creatives/kristin-davy-mcguire-multidisciplinary-artists-and-creative-directors-home-and-studio-bristol

 

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We’ll be exhibiting new work with Woolf Gallery at the London Art Fair from the 17th to the 21st of January 2018. Follow the link to find us: https://www.londonartfair.co.uk/galleries/woolff-gallery/

 

 

December 2017 – Enchanted Parks

 

We are so pleased to have been invited for the 3rd time to create work for Newcastle’s wonderful after dark event Enchanted Parks.

After previously unleashing fairies and gargoyles into Saltwell Park this year we gave voice (and face and clothes and body hair) to a maverick park statue…

 

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The event runs until the 10th of December in Saltwell Park in Newcastle/Gateshead: https://www.newcastlegateshead.com/winter-festival/enchanted-parks-2017

 

 

November 2017 – Micropolis revealed in Hull City of Culture 2017

 

Our HULL CITY OF CULTURE 2017 commission MICROPOLIS has now been revealed and it attracted 2000 visitors during its first weekend alone!

Powered by mice and micromen, the biggest McGuire installation to date runs until the 5th of November at the Victorian Pumping Station in Kingston upon Hull.

 

Have a look at our rough sneak peak video to see the city come to live with animations: https://vimeo.com/239669252

 

 

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Photos: Chris Pepper

 

 

Upcoming McGuire events

 

After Micropolis we’ll be back in the studio to create new work for Enchanted Parks which runs from the 5th to the 10th of December in Saltwell Park, Newcastle Gateshead: https://www.newcastlegateshead.com/winter-festival/enchanted-parks-2017

 

And we are currently on tour with the Icebook:

 

The Turnpike, Leigh, UK 17th December 2017
www.theturnpike.org.uk

 

Pertuis, 18th November 2017, 14h – 18h
www.ville-pertuis.fr

 

Allauch, 17th November 2017, 14h – 18h
biblio.allauch.com

 

Cornillion Confoux, 8th November 2017, 14h – 18h
www.mediathequeouestprovence.fr

 

Gemenos, 7th November 2017, 14h – 18h
www.mairie-gemenos.fr

 

Port de Bouc, 4th November 2017, 14h – 18h
www.mediatheque-portdebouc.com

 

Fuveau, 3rd November 2017, 14h -18h
www.mairiedefuveau.fr

 

 

 

 

October 2017: Micropolis

 

The 21st of October will see the opening of our biggest project to date! Click on the image below to watch the teaser.

 

 

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MICROPOLIS runs from the 21 Oct to the 5 Nov 2017 between 2:00 to 8:30pm at Springhead Pumping Station in Hull.

 

 

September 2017 – Sex, Death & Pole Dance

 

Kristin finished her postgraduate degree at Glasgow School of Art, apparently producing ‘academic dynamite’. Click on the image below to see some of the work she premiered at her final degree show.

 

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‘Elegy’, life scale projection 2017.

 

 

August 2017 – Film Noir

 

We’ve created another augmented paper sculpture for our Papier Noir series, and guess what – it sold straight away.

Each black paper sculpture comes in 5 editions: after ‘Laundromat‘ you can now have a look at ‘Factory’ below.

Keep an eye on our website for the next film noir inspired sculpture.

 

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July 2017: New York Hospital

 

We are working on a new commission from New York. Here’s a little snapshot of one of the augmented paper installations – the lamp post is as small as your hand…

 

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June 2017: Dreams of Flight

 

Have you seen ‘Dreams of Flight’ yet? The short film was commissioned as a large scale, permanent projection piece by Norsk Luftfartsmuseum introducing the museum’s visitors to its two new galleries and exhibitions. Click on the image below if you’d like to watch it.

 

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May 2017 – Alderney & St Helens

 

This month we’ve been touring the UK with some of our works. We’ve taken the Jam Jar Fairies to Alderney Performing Arts Festival and the ‘bloody, gothic and dark’ Macbeth Theatre Book to Haydock, St Helens.

 

We’ve also got some exciting UK touring dates and projects in the pipeline this year…

 

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April 2017 – Haunted Dress & Miniature Dioramas

 

This month The Haunted Dress travelled to Leicester as part of a performance inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

 

We’ve also been developing miniature versions of our paper dioramas for mobiles and devices that will be brought to life with animations mapped specifically for the devices. Photos coming soon…

 

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Dates for your diary:

 

Alderney Performing Arts Festival, UK: 26th – 29th May, www.alderneyperformingartsfestival.com/artists/206-2/

 

Haydock Library, UK: 1st June, www.evensi.uk/theatre-book-macbeth-haydock-library/210511372