Furry Tales

Furry Tales improves the wellbeing of older adults in East London by providing contact with animals and a connection to the local farming community.

Merlin has been delivering the project is based at Stepney City Farm for several years, and works with residential homes, day care centres, befriending services and individuals to deliver Animal-Assisted Activities in the East End.

Furry Tales believes that animals offer both physical and emotional comfort and are a great catalyst for social interaction, improved communication and plenty of laughter. By bringing people to the farm and taking the farm to those who may not be able to make it to us we hope to share the immense benefits that nature can have.

The Queen's Gardens: Collaborative Design

A collaborative design process involving members of the community (of all ages) working with professional designers to shape the plans for The Queen’s Gardens. Merlin's graphic recording and visuals used throughout the process to support design and community engagement. These were drawn live on an iPad and uploaded via Wifi at the end of each sessions to support the capturing of progress, and alignment of values of the group throughout the 5 months of design. 

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Grizzly Bear Foundation

Merlin is embarking on a new project in 2018, providing visuals to support current campaigns around grizzly bears cultural importance. Looking to educate the public about these wonderful creatures and their significant ecological role;  transferring marine nutrients from coasts to inland forests and ensuring healthy and diverse plant life.

Historic Palaces: Hampton Court Palace & The Tower of London

Merlin was commissioned to creat 21 x A1 boards of graphic recordings, exploring how to connect and engage the public to heritage sites (including landscape gardens and areas of historic significance and beauty) over a three day international conference. Exhibition was then held of all graphic recordings in the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace. 

  The National Trust   Merlin was commissioned to create an interactive double sided activity map, to support younger audiences experience Runnymede's 'Writ in Water'  - a major architectural artwork by Turner prize winning artist Mark Wallinger - on their own terms.  Focussing on awakening the senses, and thinking about sight, smell, sound and touch this illustrated trail map looked at the natural environment leading up to, and around. the sculpture and encourages play.

The National Trust

Merlin was commissioned to create an interactive double sided activity map, to support younger audiences experience Runnymede's 'Writ in Water'  - a major architectural artwork by Turner prize winning artist Mark Wallinger - on their own terms.  Focussing on awakening the senses, and thinking about sight, smell, sound and touch this illustrated trail map looked at the natural environment leading up to, and around. the sculpture and encourages play.

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    Merlin was hired to encourage visitors enjoy the beauty of Walpole Park's natural attractions, through the creation of visual activity sheets, guided maps and outreach illustrations for families and younger audiences.      

Walpole Park, London

Merlin was hired to encourage visitors enjoy the beauty of Walpole Park's natural attractions, through the creation of visual activity sheets, guided maps and outreach illustrations for families and younger audiences.