Will Robson Walderston Workshop
These projects are in approximate chronological order starting from 1989 and are as follows:
* Grand Lido Resorts, Negril, Evan Williams, architect and Katrina Marzouca interior designer from Design Collaborative International (DCI), Kingston. Dining area 2mts.x 10mts. This was the artist Tukula Ntama's project and a first for Magic Toys as they helped in its construction. Will also helped in the design side of the project. The piece was a mixed media mosaic showing life in the Jamaican mountains and by the seashore.
* Couples Swept Away, Negril, Jane Issa, interior designer and client: Feathers restaurant. Mosaic fretwork in apex of restaurant roof 10 mts x 3 mts. The fretwork heavily influenced by Jamaican foliage, such as Royal Palms and Traveller's Palm trees. This was the lead artist, Margaret Robson's project, Will and the Magic Toys crew did the construction and installation. Years later, Swept Away commissioned a similar mural for their patio area.
* Jamaica Pavilion Expo92 in Seville, Spain. The pavilion was sponsored by Jamaican Government and the private sector. The concept for the pavilion was a country bus tour taking you through the Jamaican countryside to a village square surrounded by shop frontages which contained the products of the sponsors.The theme was designed by architect Michael Lake and the artwork and construction was done by Will Robson, Margaret Robson and Umbala at the Magic Toys Workshop in Walderston, Jamaica. The scale of the work was such that it had to be shipped over to Spain in five forty foot containers. At the end of the expo the interior of the pavilion was bought by John Rollins to install in Ritz Carlton Hotel Montego Bay, October, 1992.
* Bank of Nova Scotia, Mandeville, Townend and Godfrey main contractors: Painted Mosaic Mural 16mts.x 3mts depicting life and scenery of the Mandeville area of Jamaica. This was done in collaboration with the lead artist Fiona Godfrey.
* Sandals Resorts Jamaica and the Caribbean. Interior designer DCI Internationals' Katrina Marzouca Projects done with them include; Beaches Resort, Negril; Magic Toys did the children's activity centre, and the accompanying mural was done in collaboration with the lead artist Tukula Ntama. After this, more work followed, with a floral mural at Sandals Royal Caribbean with artist Margaret Robson. On the heels of that project, there was more work at Sandals Grande Ocho Rios with Magic Toys and Margaret Robson. Sandals also commissioned similar artworks for their resorts in St Lucia and Antigua, this included floral mosaic fretwork wall pieces.
* Negril Cabins, Interior designer Wanda Stephenson (d.2007): Mosaic fretwork in hotel lobby and restaurant. This was a mosaic fretwork for the hotel's lobby, using birds and flowers indigenous to Jamaica. A couple of years later due to the positive reactions from the client, a similar design was installed in two of their restaurants.
* Grand Lido Braco, Architect Clifton Yapp, Designer Margaret Robson; Mosaic tiles for restaurant: This piece of tile art was geometric, all done in earth colours. This was wooden mosaic which looked like tiles. This project called for approximately one hundred square metres of title on the bases of the self service buffet stations.
* Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kingston, Paul Chen Young, client. Mosaic mural depicting scenes of 18th century Kingston in collaboration with lead artist Margaret Robson. 10mts. x 3 mts. in apex of restaurant roof.
* Grace Kennedy building, Kingston (artist Margaret Robson) shipping mural.
* Sunset Beach Resort Montego Bay: interior designer, Wanda Stephenson. Mosaic fretwork done in collaboration with lead artist Margaret Robson. These were figures out of the traditional Jonkonnu parades and used as a backdrop in the hotel's restaurant.
* Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville,Kathrine May, interior designer. Designed and built by Will Robson and the Magic Toy Crew: Fretwork for lobster bar; This fretwork (7mts. x 1.5mts.), depicted an underwater scene with coral, lobster, fish and other sea creatures.
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