‘What follows makes the jaw drop and the head whirl.’
Bold and innovative, Davy and Kristin McGuire’s work combines mesmerising theatricality with technical wizardry and exquisite craftsmanship.
Orchestrating elaborate and exquisite scenes out of anything from paper and wood to glass and fabric, the breadth of their work is limited only by their imaginations.
Their renowned projection mapping installations have been exhibited, sold, published and screened internationally and their critically acclaimed theatrical projects have been invited to tour to more than 60 different countries over 4 continents.
Drawing on Davy’s background in theatre and Kristin’s training as a dancer, the couple have an eclectic, award winning portfolio:
Impeccably crafted and expertly executed, the couple’s work has included the world‘s first projection mapped pop-up book The Icebook; an atmospheric stage adaptation of popular fantasy novel, Howl’s Moving Castle; and The Paper Architect which won the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award 2013 and received the Helpmann Award for Best Visual Theatre Production after touring Australia in 2015.
Crossing genres of theatre, film, live performance and installations the McGuires have been commissioned by organisations such as The Royal Shakespeare Company, Hull UK City of Culture 2017, Canal+, Museums at Night, the Swedish Museum of Performing Arts and the Projection Mapping Association of Japan.
Their commercial installations include Floating City for Barneys’ Madison Avenue Christmas windows; Alchimie de Courvoisier, an animated diorama displayed at Harrods; and an installation for Mikimoto in Tokyo which won the Japan Space Design Association Award and the Ginza Association Division Excellence Award. The couple has also created commercial films for ELLE China and Courvoisier, and music videos for international music labels such as Polydor and Epitaph Records.
Based in Hull, Davy and Kristin export their work all over the world. Their video sculptures are regularly for sale at international art fairs and exhibitions through Woolff Gallery London and Muriel Guepin Gallery New York.
Whatever their canvas, from international theatre stages, cinemas and gallery walls, to marble statues, the couple transform the familiar into the fantastical and breathe life into inanimate objects that draw you to dark and delicious destinations.
‘Magical and exquisitely crafted, Davy and Kristin McGuire's universe is full of visual wonders.’
★★★★★ ‘Technical wizardry combines with whimsical sensibility to create magic.’