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Meryl Doney

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Birthplace
Bromley, Kent
Statement and exhibitions

 

Meryl Doney is a freelance fine art curator, specialising in presenting exhibitions in cathedrals, churches, festivals and other challenging spaces. She has curated over forty exhibitions and performance pieces, including Moon Mirror by Rebecca Horne in St Paul’s Cathedral and Presence: Images of Christ for the Third Millennium, a series of thirteen different exhibitions involving 50 contemporary artists. Between 2006 and 2011 she was Director of Wallspace, a 'spiritual home for visual art' in All Hallows on the Wall church in the City of London.

Meryl is a Trustee of the Methodist Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, a member of St Paul’s Cathedral Visual Arts Policy and Planning Committee, former leader of the Visual Arts Group of the Greenbelt Festival, Editorial consultant for Third Way Magazine and Art in Focus Editor for Reform Magazine. 

EXHIBITIONS

2012

Journeying towards Easter: an exhibition by four artists with links to Blythburgh, Suffolk. Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh. March/April.

 

2011

FLUX Making. Changing. Ceramics & Glass: an exhibition by first year students of ceramics and glass from the Royal College of Art. All Hallows on the Wall, June/July.

Encounters: Both Great and Small: An exhibition by children from St John’s School, Bethnal Green. All Hallows on the Wall, May.

 

2010

Commission: an exhibition of contemporary art in British churches. Wallspace, Oct/Dec.

The Collection: highlights and new works for the Methodist Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art. Wallspace,June/July.

            Envisage: Richard Gilbert. 14 sculptural Stations of the Cross. Wallspace, March/April.

 

2009

Salutation: Shaeron Caton-Rose. An installation for Advent. Wallspace, November/December.

Performance: 2012: Bill Aitchison. Wallspace, November.

Performance: A Place at the Table: Brigit Connolly. Wallspace, October.

Visionaries: Working in the Margins. Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham, August.

Silent Space: Art Amen. Wallspace, June/July.

Visionaries: Working in the Margins. Wallspace,May/June.

128 Miles of Wool: Angela Wright. Wallspace, March/April.

 

2008

Lumia Domestica: Willie Williams. Wallspace, November/December.

Memoria Roubada: Ana Maria Pacheco. Wallspace, October.

Performance: Pastoral Spirit: Marcus Coates. Wallspace, September.

Inspire: Mortal & Visible,Emerging artists. Wallspace, April/May.

Centre+Circumference: Jake Lever. Wallspace, February.

 

2007

Epiphany: Contemporary Iconographers in Britain,Wallspace, November/December.

Three films – Three weeks: Pieta, Ascension, Prelude in Air, Sam Taylor-Wood. Wallspace,October.

The World is Richer: Sokari Douglas Camp CBE. Wallspace, June.

New Religion: Damien Hirst. Wallspace,March.

 

2006

Performance: An Important Trifle: Bobby Baker. Wallspace, December.

Ceremonies of Peace: yoko ono:makoto fujimura. Two site-responsive art installations for the City of London Festival, in All Hallows Church and St Paul’s Cathedral, curated with Paul Bayley, June/July.           

 

Richness and Diversity: an exhibition of contemporary Balkan icons. More than sixty contemporary icons from Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Serbia & Montenegro, All Hallows by the Tower, London, March/May.

 

2005

Moon Mirror: Rebecca Horn. Installation in St Paul’s Cathedral, as part of Insight: six contemporary artists in six City churches for the City of London Festival, and in conjunction with the Hayward Gallery’s exhibition, Bodylandscapes, May/August.

Curating and hanging exhibitions of work from the Arts Council Collection and National Touring Exhibitions in the premises of Corporate Members, Berwin Leighton Paisner. including: Peter Blake, Alphabet; Goya: The Disparates; edward weston, photographs; Joseph Albers, screen prints; Jean Dubuffet, lithographs; Bruce Bernard, Artists and their studios; Kathe Kollwitz, etchings; Printers Inc. prints; Fleeting Arcadias, photographs; Pablo Picasso: Histoire Naturelle; Andy Goldsworthy, photographs; Henri Matisse, Drawing with Scissors; Patrick Caulfield: The Poems of Laforgue; Oliver Barratt, Becoming; Collaborations: Artists’ Prints from the Gresham Studio, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, John McLean, John Bellany, Peter Blake, Alan Davie; Darren Lago, sculptures; Charlotte Hodes, ceramic works; Leo Fitzmaurice, sculptures; Mark Quin, Garden Series; Julia Carvahlo, ceramics; David Hockney, Grimms Fairy Tales; Andy Goldsworthy, photographs.

           

2004

Presence: Images of Christ for the Third Millennium. Thirteen different exhibitions involving 50 contemporary artists, including Antony Gormley and Bill Viola, in an exploration of contemporary images of the person of Christ. St Paul’s Cathedral, London, St Katharine Cree, London, Canterbury Cathedral, The Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow, Worcester, Lincoln and Durham Cathedrals and The Usher Gallery. A total of eighteen public events were organised in connection with the exhibitions.

The Road Home: A journey in art and music, paintings by Daniel Bonnell. St Paul’s Cathedral, July.

 

2002.

Hannah Barton:an exhibition of photographs from around the world. Café Gallery Holloway, September.

The Idiocy of Ideas: an exhibition of paintings by Billy Childish.5 Dryden Street Gallery, Covent Garden.

Five: an exhibition for the headquarters of Berwin Leighton Paisner, London including five Litchfield and Doney artists.

The Affordable Art Fair, featuring ten Litchfield & Doney artists, including Michael Collins and Natasha Kissell.

Five Days in May, A group exhibition in collaboration with the Ted Litchfield Gallery. The Arndean Gallery, Cork Street.

The Art Room: 56 works by nine artists.Crouch End.

 

2001

Opening Exhibition of The Art Room, New work by 10 painters plus prints from the Gresham Studio, Cambridge. John Jones Gallery, Finsbury Park, London.

Gerrard Mikelsons: My Journey.Painting and drawing. The Café Gallery Holloway, November.

Meg Wroe: Some days are better than others. Recent paintings. The Café Gallery Holloway, October.

Critical Mass: Urban Stations. Work by 14 artists around the theme of Stations of the Cross. The Café Gallery Holloway, April.

 

2000

Art In Sacred Spaces 2000. A member of the organizing group for this exhibition comprising installations in twelve churches across North London, with artists Bobby Baker, Ian Breakwell, David Cotterrell, Tracey Emin, Sokari Douglas Camp, Rachel Whiteread, Keith Khan, Damien Hirst, Catherine Yass, Mark Wallinger and Claude Heath.

 

1998

Art & Spirit: Icons of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. St Martin-in-the-Fields, London.

Signs and Wonders. Greenbelt Arts Festival, Cheltenham, August.

Cathy Goodall: Works on paper. The Café Gallery, Holloway, May.

Foundations: work in progress by four former Middlesex University students. The Café Gallery, Holloway,October.

 

1997

Transformations. Greenbelt Arts Festival, Cheltenham, August.

Ian Cotton, sculptor, Ruth Ducker and Ernesto Lozada-Uzuriaga, Recent paintings. The Café Gallery, Holloway, July.

 

1996

Windows on Wild Heaven. Greenbelt Arts Festival, Cheltenham, August.

Kate Rose: An exhibition of paintings. The Café Gallery, Holloway, March.

 

1995

Paul Martin: An exhibition of paintings. The Café Gallery, Holloway,November.

Dancing Colours. Greenbelt Arts Festival, Cheltenham, August.

 

1994

Gates of Experience. Greenbelt Christian Arts Festival, August.

 

1993

Americans & Britons. Greenbelt Christian Arts Festival, August.

 

1992

Journeys of the Art. Greenbelt Christian Arts Festival, August.

 

 

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