News 2019/2020

‘This is What I See’ Marjolaine Ryley - A Mid-Career Retrospective 14th Nov 2019-5th 2020 January:

Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art Sunderland, The National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Bringing together twenty years of my practice ‘This is What I See’ will include a number of bodies of work which use autobiography as a starting point to explore wider societal issues. Probing themes of memory, family, loss, the garden and the counterculture my work in photography, the moving image, text and the archive will be shown together along with insights into my process and artistic methodologies.

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News 2016

New Project 'A Gardener's Daughter' - Blog, Artist's Residency and Collaboration with Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art.

'A Gardener's Daughter' is a project blog about how I fell in love with gardening and gardens... or should I say, how I rediscovered that love. My father was a gardener for a large part of my childhood and the gardens he worked in were my playground, the plants and people of those gardens characters in my imagined stories. But the gardens of my childhood lay dormant within me for many years. Now as an artist, photographer, lecturer, mother, allotment holder and RHS horticulture student- gardens and gardening have become both a passion and my way of finding sanity in a frenetic world. They are also the subject of my new artwork and as always with me life and art seem hopelessly entwined... So this year I am working on my new project; a collaboration with Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art and Dilston Physic Garden, where I will be Photographic Artist in Residence.

» A Gardener's Daughter

News 2014

Marjolaine Ryley has been awarded funding through Arts Council England for a new project entitled The Thin Blue Line / The Deep Red Sea. This work will document her own journey to start a family, as well as explore and question wider social, political, scientific and medical issues around pregnancy loss. You can follow Marjolaine's blog at:

» the thin blue line the deep red sea

Marjolaine Ryley, will also be working with the Miscarriage Association as their Artist in Residence.

Marjoliane Ryley exhibited in a group show at the VANE Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne- Eulogy, April 2014.

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Marjolaine Ryley presented at the-
Patterns of Disclosure Symposium: The Narrative Document and the Photographic Book
Plymouth University, April 2014.

» Symposium information: PDF


News 2013

Growing up in the New Age' is published by Daylight Imprint and distributed by DAP.

Book Sales:
If you would like to order a copy please contact the artist at-

through one of the following links- DAP (Distributed Art Publishers) or Daylight.

» Artists Podcast on Daylight imprint

» Review on Photomonitor

» Review on The Telegraph

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Past news

News 2012

Marjolaine Ryley received a new Arts Council Grant to include funding towards an artists' book. The Artists' Monograph 'Growing up in the New Age' will be published by Daylight Imprint in Spring 2013 and distributed by DAP.

'Daylight' is a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing art and photography via our book, magazine, and multimedia programs. By exploring the documentary mode along with the more conceptual concerns of fine-art, Daylights uniquely collectible publications work to revitalize the relationship between art, photography, and the world-at-large.



An exhibition of Marjolaine Ryleys new work from the project Growing up in the New Age was shown as part of Glasgow International at Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow 2012 and at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 2012. The exhibition included a range of images and materials from the project archive, featuring the work of Dave Walkling.

» Glasgow International
» Street Level Photoworks
» Wolverhampton Art Gallery

News 2011

A field study publication and exhibition are planned for 2011-2012 for the research project- 'growing up in the new age'. Initially funded by and Arts Council Grant.



News 2010

growing up in the new age

Arts council award for the research project 'growing up in the new age'.
Further information.

'growing up in the new age' is showing in a group show 'Like Tears in Rain'
, Palàcio das Artes, Fàbrica de Talentos, 10 June 2010 - 2 July 2010.
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- Download exhibition text: pdf >

Résidence astral at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Work from the series Résidence Astral was exhibited in the V&A Canon Photography gallery from May 2009- May 2010. A limited edition postcard set is avalable. For more information see-

News 2009

Pavilion represented villa mona at the 2009 Glasgow Art Fair.

Work and editioned prints from the series villa mona: a proper kind of house are available through Pavilion. For more info see-


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