Giles MacDonald Lettering
01295 277554

Public art and exhibitions

Carved inscriptions designed and made for public art commissions

Over the years the workshop has won a series of public art competitions ranging in scale from small hand carved stone plaques to large architectural carvings, carved in situ.

Inscriptions in public spaces have an important role to play. They help us navigate and find our way. They help people explore and make new discoveries. They celebrate and strengthen a sense of place and identity and belonging. They attract and interest visitors. Public art projects can hold onto and signpost histories and stories that might otherwise be forgotten or overlooked.

The workshop believes beautiful inscriptions help shape our environment for the better.


Each public art installation is specifically designed for its site and the people who use it. In our public art practice the 4 things we work towards are designs that are visually attractive; sensitive to context; collaboratively reached; robust and, as far as possible, maintenance free.

In addition, we take great care that each project is delivered on time and within budget.

Working on public art projects means working collaboratively and sensitively with a wide range of stakeholders. It brings a new and exciting dimension to the life of the workshop which in turn feeds into the work. Giles also regularly takes part in exhibitions throughout the UK.

If you’d like to discuss a public art commission or an idea for an exhibition we’d love to hear from you. Consultations are free of charge and studio visits are always welcomed.

Get in touch with Giles

If you’d like to discuss a possible lettering project we’d love to hear from you. Email the workshop on or call 01295 277554