NADFLY is an artist studio specialising in transformative community engagement across wayfinding, placemaking and performance. Say hello

our clients include:

Monument To A Landscape

Maddiston, 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.


Bridge 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. 


Elgin, 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


Edinburgh, October 2017
Luminate, MECOPP

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


Elgin, 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 Gateways

Dumfries, 2014 - 2016
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 Gate

Pathhead, 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.

Led by Nicola Atkinson and Caspar J Wilson, the NADFLY team of artists, architects and makers work from our Glasgow studio across Scotland and the world. Get in touch via email, follow us on Instagram