From a young age I was inquisitive about objects, what they were and how they were made. That extended to our relationship with them, what do they mean and how they influence our lives. Inevitably, this lead on to our external world, and our internal one. That’s really what all this is about. So I create to understand and celebrate this life, and make a more comfortable and better version of it, and that helps make a better person of me and I hope for others too.
|Noted events . . .|
|Born; Edinburgh, Scottish/ Italian.|
|1972||Significant voyages to; USA & Canada 1972; USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize 1978; Egypt 1985; India (south) 1996; Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia 2000 & 2005.|
|1969 Jan -73||Secondary Education, The Abbey School, Fort Augustus, Inverness-Shire, Scotland.
Naval Proficiency Certificate, Combined Cadet Force, awarded the rank of Leading Seaman.
|1976||Edinburgh School of Art: part time course in Jewellery Making and Silversmithing.|
|1977||Makers Mark registered; The Incorporation of Goldsmiths, Goldsmiths Hall, Edinburgh.|
|1984||Camberwell School of Art, London; BA(Hon), 3D Design, Silversmithing & Metalwork.
Subsidiary Studies, Photography and Sculpture.
|1985||Glasgow School of Art: MA Design.
Areas of study: Design, Structural Linguistics, Semiotics, Psychology.
Awarded, The Haldane Scholarship.
|1987-88||Chartered Society of Designers: Elected Member, M.C.S.D.|
|1988||Certificate in Photometrics; Lighting Industry Federation, L.I.F.|
|1990 – 91||Design Council of Great Britain: Accredited Designer.|
|1990-2000||Brighton University (Polytechnic), Brighton, England|
|De Montfort University, Leicester, England.|
|City College Brighton, Brighton, England.|
|Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne, England.|
|2007||Kieros Foundation, More to Life, London. An intensive three day Life Training Program.|
|2008||Kieros Foundation, Way of A Warrior, Atlanta, USA. An intensive six day Life Training Program.|
|2010-2016||Kung Fu Schools, Crawley, England. Awarded Wing Chun Kung Fu, Black Sash 1st Tec. Nov 2nd|
|2014||ACT, Academy of Creative Training, Brighton. An Intensive Acting Workshop.
Registered with several London Acting agencies. Appeared in; Mapp and Lucia, The Man Who Knew Infinity, Mission Impossible 4, Mary Queen of Scots 2019, Gareth Jones and several TV advertisements.
|2016||Isha Foundation, India; Inner Engineering, a technology for a personal transformation, online course.|
|2016||Isha Foundation, London; Shambhavi Mahamudra, two-day program, an inner practice to experience higher consciousness.|
|2018||TEFL, TESOL, 130-hour Course, Incorporating 50-hr TEFL, 30-hr Grammar & Language Awareness, 20-hr Video & Observation and 30-hr TEFL Courses|
|2014||The Symbolic Significance of Colour Line and Form (book). Written, illustrated and photographed by Gary Morga, including a photo from Memphis Milano, Ettore Sottsass, “Beverly”. Available on AMAZON.|
|2012||Sils Maria & Laissez-faire; the definitive Postmodern Methodology.|
|2011||Ventri Ltd, England: Re-designed and re-engineered Yang floor light producing a small batch in the original black and also in white. Presented at 100% Design, London.|
|1990||Designed and manufactured silver and gold jewellery, objects and light fittings to commission and speculatively.|
|1992||The Zap Club, Brighton. Designed artwork for the clubs marketing and promotional aspirations.|
|1989||Grassoler S.A., Barcelona: Designed and prototyped a modular upholstered seating system, Spain, and a painting.|
|1988||Bevendean Medical Centre, Brighton: Designed, specified and supplied general, emergency and special lighting ensuring the correct lighting levels were met and fit for purpose throughout this new build conversion.|
|1988||Tony Monaghan Architects for Shades Night Club, Southampton. Designed the general lighting scheme, emergency lighting, special lighting and general electrical schemes preparing drawings and schedule for tender.|
|1988 Sept||Hobson & Bridger’s Ltd for British Home Stores PLC, Royston. Designed decorative ornamentation to be applied to ceramic pots used as bases for lamps.|
|1988 July||E.T.D. (Creswell) Lighting Ltd, Royston: Creative direction and pre-production prototyping for decorative lamp fittings with the in-house team.|
|1988 Mar||Designed a collection of candle holders, Ensign, Gabriel and Curley which were manufactured as a limited edition and available through stores in London and Edinburgh.|
|1988 Mar||Next Interiors PLC, London: Designed a collection of tableware, cutlery, place mats, condiments and a Tea Service. The collection was in metal and ceramic and employed a common identifying element.|
|1988 Feb||Whitecroft Group PLC, Ashton Under Lyne: Designed and prototyped a luminair which incorporated an optical projection feature with interchangeable lenses which allowed the light to be focused on a particular object.|
|1987 Dec||Harper MacKay Architects, for Ted Baker, London: Designed ceiling suspended floating glass rafts 2 m x 0.5 m which supplied both ambient illumination and accent illumination. Manufactured off site to custom specification using standard and modular components to satisfy varying illumination requirements. The lamps and fittings were concealed completely behind the textured glass so that only light could be seen. All gear and components were integral enabling on site locate and connect.|
|1986 Oct||Bieffeplast SpA, Design Collection; YANG, RED POINT and ECLIPSE, based on trans-cultural ideas. Presented at the Salone del Mobili, Euroluce, Milan 1987.|
|1986 June||Memphis Milano: I was invited to submit six proposals for lights from which one was selected. Nastro a floor standing light made in formed G.R.P. Nastro was, manufactured and presented at the Memphis Milano Luci exhibition 1988 in Milan.|
|1984 June||Bieffeplast SpA, Padova: Commissioned to develop and prototype a product concept. The project involved development in electrical and mechanical engineering. The product, a table lamp, consists of a module and a frame. The module takes current directly from the frame and can be positioned anywhere between it, switching on/off by removing the module and storing it on top of the base.|
|1984 March||Parklea Ltd, Glasgow: Designed the Luminum Lighting system a modular design employing heavy gauge metal produced with elementary technology.|
|2014 Nov||Bonhams, Knightsbridge, London; Distinguished Designs and Post-War Silver, Tea Pot and Cocktail Swizzle Sticks.|
|2014 Sept||Coastal Currents; Exhibition, recent paintings, prints and standing lamps.|
|2014 Aug||Hastings Arts Forum; Staines and Traces Exhibition, Recent Paintings.|
|2014 July||The De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, England; Dear Serge, The Symbolic Significance of Colour, Line & Form in Design Workshop.|
|2014 March||THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS; London, England, LAISSEZ-FAIRE (painting) shortlisted for the Summer Exhibition.|
|2013 Feb||Hastings Arts Forum; Marina, Hastings, England Exhibited: YANG & Parmenides.|
|2011 Sept||100% Design; Earls Court, London England. Exhibited; YANG black, YANG white.|
|1989 Feb||A Light Touch; Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracy, Devon, England. Exhibited; Aphrodite, Ares & Hephaestus lights; Eros and I lamp.|
|1989 Jan||A light Touch; Crawford Centre for the Arts, St. Andrews, Scotland. Exhibited: Aphrodite, Ares and Hephaestus lights; Eros and I bedside lamp.|
|1988 Dec||A light Touch; Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness, Scotland. Exhibited: Aphrodite, Ares and Hephaestus lights; Eros and I bedside lamp.|
|1988 Sept||Memphis Milano Lights; Memphis Milano Gallery, Via Manzoni, Milan, Italy Exhibited; Nastro floor lamp.|
|1988 Sept||Bieffeplast SpA; Milan Furniture Fair, Euroluce, Milan, Italy. Exhibited: Scorpion, Eclipse, Red Point, Yang.|
|1988 Sept||A Light Touch; Cirencester Workshops, Cirencester, England. Exhibited: Aphrodite, Ares and Hephaestus lights;|
|1988 Aug||The Metal Vessel; The Scottish Gallery, George Street Edinburgh, Scotland. Exhibited: Silver plated Tea Pot.|
|1987 Dec||The Glasgow Style; De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Eros & I.|
|1987 Oct||The Glasgow Style; 3rd Eye Centre, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow Scotland. Exhibited: Eros & I bedside lamp.|
|1987 Sept||Bieffeplast SpA; Milan Furniture Fair, Euroluce, Milan, Italy. Exhibited: Scorpion, Eclipse, Red Point, Yang.|
|1987 April||New Designs from Scotland; The Warwick Arts Trust, London: Aphrodite, Ares, Hephaestus lights; Luminum Lighting; Eros & I; Scorpion for Bieffeplast.|
|1986 Nov||1986 Nov Christmas Lights; The Cleveland Gallery, Middlesbrough, England. Exhibited: Aphrodite, Ares and Hephaestus lights.|
|1986 Oct||The Glasgow Style; 3rd Eye Centre, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow Scotland. Exhibited: ZEN floor lamp.|
|1986 Oct||The Prescott Gallery; Northumberland Street, Edinburgh Scotland. Exhibited: Aphrodite, Ares and Hephaestus lights.|
|1985 Dec||Jewellers of G.B. and N. Ireland; The Design Centre, Haymarket, London England. Exhibited: gold pendant/pomander.|
|1984 Oct||Utopias; The 3rd Eye Centre, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Scotland. Exhibited: Completeness and The Ordering of Minds and Bodies.|
|1983 July||Christie’s Inaugural Exhibition; London England. Exhibited; Tikal.|