CREATIVE PROGRAMME

TOGETHER AND APART

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Our Diary Project is part of the Together & Apart Exhibition, funded by Wakefield Council and Creative Wakefield, from 10-20 June 2021 in the former Market Hall. An exhibition of work by local artists and communities from across Wakefield district during last year’s Covid-19 Lockdown.

JUNE 10 - JUNE 20 2021

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ARTWALK WAKEFIELD MAY 2021

An evening of great chat and making, as Merrie Studios finally saw Wakefield residents again, initiating our first in-person Artwalk of 2021. Showcasing The Mother exhibition in the gallery and the first of many collective conversations, as we ask: what are you saying?

Photography by David Lindsay.

MAY 2021

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THE MOTHER

THE MOTHER - Earth Day 2021.

A new exhibition at Merrie Studios, by collective members; Ranya Abdulateef, Ilisha Aldridge, Niamh Donnelly, Cerys Dyson, Emily Ryalls and Catherine Smart. An exploration of their connection to the earth and place within the landscape.

Supported by The Merrie Collective.

APRIL 2021 - MAY 2021

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ARTWALK WAKEFIELD APRIL 2021

Our project "See you on the other side" was featured in April 2021 Artwalk Wakefield, on show at Merrie Studios. The poster features 30 Polaroids from a vintage camera which was passed between members as we moved into the new year, hopeful for what that might bring. It’s a celebration of the lo-fi purity and uniformity of Polaroid, as we leave you with the message ‘see you on the other side’.

APRIL 2021

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UNIT 43 EXHIBITION

"this too shall pass" has become so much more than anticipated - we loved our second exhibition space in Unit 43 of The Ridings Centre, Wakefield.

We hope you made it down to the incredible curation of Our Diary project (by collective member, Niamh Donnelly) and picked up your copy of our zine!

OCTOBER 16 - OCTOBER 31 2020

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OUR DIARY PROJECT

Our Diary - a project funded by Wakefield Council and initiated by creative director, Emily Ryalls - will be exhibited alongside the final zine "this too shall pass"

"this too shall pass" is now sold out online but copies will be available at our final exhibition - keep an eye out on social media for more information @themerriecollective

SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 31 2020