NADFLY is an artist studio specialising in transformative community engagement across wayfinding, placemaking and performance. Say hello
our clients include:
Monument To A LandscapeMaddiston, Falkirk, October 2018 - April 2019
Falkirk Council, Paths For All
Monument To A Landscape is a public art installation featuring nine waymarker sculptures. Each waymarker, formed in warm granite, features a piece of the landscape carved into its sides. At the head there is a circular plaque in steel, engraved with a landscape symbol. Using a pencil, you can make a rubbing into the appropriate space in our beautifully designed maps. Our public walk event was attended by nearly 400 people, a studio record.
Park PUZZLEBridge of Don, Aberdeen, March - April 2018
Aberdeen City Council, Paths For All
Puzzle signs are placed across the beautiful Westfield Park, for you to assemble the full image in your mind. Our map accompanies you on a journey to collect each of the twelve pieces, ticking them off as you collect each one.
789 ROUTESElgin, Scotland, September - December 2017
Moray Council, Paths For All
Building on the success of 123 ROUTES, this second commission brought the experience of discovery to the entirety of Elgin and to the 20,000 people who live there. With six new glphs and entirely new ways to explore, 789 ROUTES bring colour, beauty and a sense of place, inviting people of all ages to walk, cycle and pursue the signs across their town. More wayfinding
RUNNERSEdinburgh, October 2017
RUNNERS is an expression of the social and celebratory role that eating together holds in our lives. A workshop series with older people from the Chinese and South Asian communities in Edinburgh led the design of fabric table runners. Coming together for a meal with family and friends, the fabric designs were presented and shared, demonstrating balance between traditional motifs and contemporary thought that Runners has surfaced from breaking bread with cultural communities. More engagement
123 ROUTESElgin, Moray, February - May 2017
Moray Council, Paths For All
123 ROUTES created pathways of discovery across the New Elgin neighbourhood through unique glyph signs. By engaging with thousands of residents through a comprehensive strategy across public events, the project delivered exceptionally high outcomes in increased active travel.
Dumfries & Galloway Council, Sustrans
The creation of two gateways at the heart of a Dumfries neighbourhood bring a placemaking project that grew out of a long-term engagement strategy to bring new definition to a residential area.
Markinch, Fife, February – September 2016
Fife Council, Sustrans
ABC ROUTES breaks new ground for public art by integrating an artist-conceived strategy into the architecture of the built environment. Unique traffic signs attached to lamp posts create an evolving set of new routes for the community to discover. Each route has a glyph - an intricate hand drawn design with an individual colour - that can be discovered from sign to sign in a journey through the town.
Pathhead Narrative GatePathhead, Kirkcaldy, 2015
The Narrative Gate depicts detailed flower designs rising progressively across the gate and fencing, floating upwards. This represents the narrative of growth that each child will experience in their journey through education. The gate has been set back into an arc, creating a communal space where parents can gather naturally at the entrance to the school. 2014 Carnegie Prize for Design and Wellbeing. More placemaking
Never Far Away
Elgin, Moray, 2010
Never Far Away redeveloped a piece of town centre infrastructure into a placemaking artwork, reimagining a heavily used underpass. Sixteen-hundred NADFLY porcelain tiles made at the Rörstrand ceramic factory in Sweden create an organic vitality in a previously austere space. Large bold lettering across corrugated metal cladding displays the title - with light bathing the FAR, leading you toward the exit ahead.