Meet the Artist - Gary McCann

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Felbrigg hosted exciting installations in the service wing, open during 2018 and 2019. We find out more about the artist producing these works, and his inspiration behind them.

About the artist

Gary McCann is a theatre designer from Northern Ireland, with bases in both London and Berlin. He works as a set and costume designer for opera, musicals and theatre, which takes him all over the globe, creating new productions with some of the world’s most significant companies.

Although mostly known for his theatre design, this will not be the first time Gary McCann has worked with the National Trust. In April 2015, he was commissioned to create art installations in the 18th century follies at Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire.

Inspired by our special place

The installations at Felbrigg were inspired by our Wild and Exotic programme which took place throughout 2018 and 2019. Four unique ‘curious cabinets’, created by Gary and inspired by Felbrigg, held objects from our collection that are not usually on display to the public.