‘Who is Rupert Ray’ was an exhibition of portraits from an invited list of artists
which took place on 10th May 2012.
Rupert Ray is the name of a design agency co-founded by Alex Maclean (CD)
and Caroline Matthews (MD). In launching the agency the question on everyone’s
lips was always ‘Who is Rupert Ray?’
We posed this question to a list of invited artists to illuminate the historical character
or to invent a new myth. Each of the artists responses tells us something about
the character and something about the artist.
By some accident of fate Alex and Caroline both happen to be (albeit distantly)
related to this historical character. We love the story, the myth and the spirit of
restless adventure he displayed so it seemed most appropriate to name the
company after him. You can read the biography in the about section of our website.