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A woman in casual clothing walks away, across a field of long grass with trees in the distance.

Emily Meredith - Objects of Hermitage

Follow Emily's online instructions to do your own retreat

A bunch of wildflowers, tied with orange string, next to a notebook where a hand can be seen, writing.

Emily Meredith - Objects of Hermitage

Follow Emily's online instructions to do your own retreat

A woman in casual clothing walks away, across a field of long grass with trees in the distance.A bunch of wildflowers, tied with orange string, next to a notebook where a hand can be seen, writing.

All Alone Creative Retreat - online activity

Objects of Hermitage

Exploring aloneness through walking, making and writing

To accompany the All Alone exhibition at Croft Castle, artist Emily Meredith from Meadow Arts creative practitioner network, has created some activities to do at home around the theme of aloneness. 

Inspired by exhibiting artist ...kruse, Emily has created a solo retreat day based on the idea of the hermit. Prior to the exhibition ...kruse embarked on a week-long silent retreat, becoming deeply engaged with the landscape. Walking alone and unspeaking, she aimed to access the essence of the valley, to connect to and write the stories of the lost, silent and isolated beings at Fishpool Valley. For Emily's workshop she has suggested you take part in a short meditation activity, and also a walking, making and writing activity to connect with the processes and ideas in ...kruse's exhibition piece un-being.

You can read Emily's suggested retreat day schedule, listen to the recorded meditation and watch the walking workshop activity below.

Download the Retreat instructions as a PDF here

Listen to the meditation below (you will need a natural object such as a stone, feather, stick or flower):

Meadow Arts · Emily Meredith - All Alone Grounding Meditation

 

Materials you will need for the walk:

Somewhere to go for a walk

Some scissors or secateurs

String or yarn

Notebook and pen

Loose paper

Gardening gloves

A small bag to collect materials in 

 

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