Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News > News from the Worthian Network > The art exhibition space reconnecting communities

The art exhibition space reconnecting communities

Beau McCarthy's StB'12 travelling art installation fostering a sense of togetherness post-pandemic
4 Nov 2021
United Kingdom
News from the Worthian Network
Beau McCarthy & Lucy Grainge at the Pavilion Installation. Image credit: Nicole Loucaides
Beau McCarthy & Lucy Grainge at the Pavilion Installation. Image credit: Nicole Loucaides

Architectural Designer Beau McCarthy StB'12 has recently created a travelling exhibition space which he designed and built in collaboration with designer Lucy Grainge and which has been supported by the Arts Council England Lottery Fund. The Wiggle Wonderland is a timber-framed, open-air gallery that can be adapted to display works from different communities in different locations. Emerging from the shadow of the pandemic, the installation responds to a growing need for spaces that foster a sense of togetherness and a celebration of the power of art in bringing communities together.

Launched at the DIY arts festival, Brainchild, this summer, the pavilion will be used to display 'Words not Walls' themed poetry from neurodivergent primary school children in Spring 2022 in Enfield and then move to be used by A Space Between, an arts organisation based in hospitals who support patients and healthcare workers through free, therapeutic workshops.

After leaving Worth, Beau studied Architecture at Central Saint Martins and then went on to do a Masters in Architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow. Having worked as a freelancer across a range of 3D design jobs, Beau is now based between London and Barcelona and his work spans architecture, art direction, curation and set design.

Of his time at Worth Beau says, "What I really took from Worth was the great support from the Art Department, especially from Ms Hudson, who helped me expand my work into larger 3D spatial installations which started my growing interest in 3D design. I feel Worth gave me the confidence to keep pushing my knowledge and design capabilities."

We wish Beau every success with the venture and feel sure that Wiggle Wonderland will bring a huge amount of much need connection and joy to many communities.

Similar stories

Matt Preston C’79 recalls Worth food in memoir More...

The Blue Paper 2023 Review

Our annual magazine is hot off the press More...

Mick Cataldo StB'97

Mick Cataldo StB'97 on making a film about veterans More...

Christopher Lamb R'01

Christopher Lamb R'01 is moving from The Tablet to the US news channel More...

Neil (centre) with fellow Everest climbers Giles Cardozo and Bear Grylls

Neil Laughton C'82 has written a book about his extraordinary adventures More...

Most read

Rt. Rev. Dom Stephen Ortiger RIP

21st February 1940 - 27th January 2024 More...

Gavin Hamilton-Deeley, Murdo Dutton F'22, Harry Hamilton-Deeley & Edward Henry KC C'80

St Anne's declared 2024 inter-house debating champions More...

This website is powered by
ToucanTech