The McGuires head an award-winning creative studio designing unique visual experiences through art installations and theatrical projects. As well as creating large bespoke projects for cultural institutions and brands, the duo create manageable artworks that can be placed within a more personal environment.
Davy and Kristin‘s captivating art works are delicate, filigree fantasies built with fragile materials that are momentarily brought to life through digital projections and silent storytelling.
In 2017 The McGuires were selected as core artists for The City of Culture, their show was so successful that they have since been invited to live and work there in order to promote and encourage arts and culture within the city.
Winners of The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award 2013, Davy & Kristin McGuire‘s work has included theatre productions such as ‘The Icebook’, as well as the atmospheric stage adaptation of popular fantasy novel, ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’. Created in 2009, ‘The Icebook’ was the world‘s first projection-mapped, pop-up book which has become an international hit, both online and on tour.
Their latest award winning theatre show ‘The Paper Architect’, premiered in July 2013 at the Iconic Barbican Centre in London, and received the Helpmann Award for Best Visual Theatre Production after touring Australia in 2015.
Davy and Kristin’s commercial commissions include ‘Floating City’ (2013) for Barneys’ iconic Madison Avenue Christmas windows, ‘Alchimie de Courvoisier’ (2011), a bespoke paper diorama originally displayed at Harrods, and ‘Precious Moments’ (2015), an award winning shop window display for Mikimoto in Tokyo. Their renowned projection mapping installations have been exhibited, sold, published and screened internationally.
Davy’s background is in theatre and film whereas Kristin has trained as a dancer who has performed with many international companies including Cirque du Soleil, she is currently a dancer with the Mark Bruce Company.
‘Magical and exquisitely crafted, Davy and Kristin McGuire's [...] universe is full of visual wonders.’
The Guardian ‘The award-winning husband-and-wife team have built a reputation for innovative, indelible works – blending animation, projection mapping, theatre, film, dance and papercraft.’ Computer Arts Magazine
The McGuires have created a new body of work inspired by the seedy, shady underworld of Film Noir. Inhabited by gritty gangsters, femme fatales, exotic dancers and disillusioned detectives these characters come alive within a series of intricate, animated, wall mounted dollhouses that are definitely not for children.
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