Projects & Commisions
Michelle Currie is a science inspired artist and designer creating works based on private and industry led briefs.
Browse some of Currie's recent work or contact for further details and collaborations.
UNALOME is a Michelin Star restaurant by multi award-winning chef patron Greame Cheevers which celebrates local Scottish produce and is named after the Buddhist symbol that represents the path each person takes in life. Michelle was commissioned in 2020 to create 7 works to decorate the restaurant including 2 large bespoke copper etched metre x metre wall hangings and 5 smaller bespoke copper wall hangings.
The below piece was created using Isle of Islay and Gairloch Sands, iron shards and mixed with iron oxides to create an explosive sculptural work set with oxidised sterling silver, 18ct yellow Fair-trade Gold and Emersad Cut Peridot stone.
These works are based on astronomy / gravitational wave research. A limited number of private commissions are available. Please contact to further discuss.
University of Glasgow Ceremonial Mace
in 2020 Currie was commissioned to design the ceremonial mace that would celebrate the world changing partnership between the University of Glasgow and their Joint Honours Campuses in Tianjin (China), Chengdu (China) and the Singapore Institute of Technology. The 3 Maces have sine been presented to their campuses and Currie attended the first ceremony using the Mace in the Joint Honours Graduation Ceremony in Singapore Institute of Technology in 2022.
‘My inspiration for the mace came directly from the ethos of the universities, and I created a design that was centred around a recycled oak shaft representing wisdom, strength and endurance with a gold-plated cup sitting within the centre oak which symbolises the knowledge held within. The mace features 4 silver edges representing each of the 4 campuses coming together, giving strength to the partnership and to the design itself, held in place by gold plated rings. 4 rings at the top celebrating the 4 campuses in yellow gold for illumination and prosperity and supported by 2 rings at the bottom to represent the joint partnership with Singapore and China.
The design is perhaps a contrast to many traditional elaborate ceremonial mace designs which are often very ornate and steeped in visual intricacies and symbolism. With the forward-thinking ethos of the partnership, I was inspired to design an object that was a modern and symbolic representation of the concept of collaboration.