Swing It! Exhibition – by Morag Myerscough & Luke Morgan

11 July – 14 September 2014 (Open Tues – Sat, 11am-4pm)


The Orangery, Back Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TG

“We believe in the power of play, so when we were asked to look at this project in the garden it brought back memories of long summer days of freedom and joy. We wanted to create a place that enabled peoples’ imaginations to run away…” Morag Myerscough & Luke Morgan

The back garden of The Orangery has been transformed this summer by ‘Swing It!’ an interactive outdoor art installation created by London-based artists Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan. This exciting new artwork for Wakefield offers a unique experience in the heart of the city, encouraging play, creativity, and inspiration.

To accompany the intriguing, brightly coloured artwork outside, there is a complimentary ‘Swing It! Exhibition’ inside The Orangery featuring a contemporary weaving pattern created by participants from the May ‘Wakefield Artwalk’, as well as a selection of poems recalling people’s memories and experiences of ‘play’, including a special poem written by Yew Tree Youth Theatre.

Click here for more information about ‘Swing It!’.

Join us on 30 July for Artwalk night (5-9pm) to see our ‘Swing It!’ Exhibition and share your memories of play with us by contributing to our Playful Paper Collage. There will also be the chance to win a pair of tickets to a Music & Food ‘Collision’ of your choice for the best #swingselfie taken on the night – simply swing, smile and snap before posting your picture @The_Orangery on Twitter. #playfulcity #swingselfie #artwalkwake

Please visit The Artwalk website to find out what else is happening across the various venues in Wakefield city centre.