I do a lot of workshops about connections. It corresponds to my interest in mapping and curating, as well as helping people to make sense of contemporary art and exhibitions in their own ways by drawing their own connections to exhibits.
Followers of this blog will remember my previous post about the current Nottingham exhibition I'm working with and my group at Leicester's New Walk Museum (see Working with Objects). So here's an update on how things have progressed!
In Nottingham I have started working with teachers and students from Djanogly Academy. First we visited the Klaus Weber exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary. Weber's show includes two rooms filled with objects he has brought together from museums, galleries and other artists. By placing the items all together he draws visual and thematic connections between the objects, thus revealing some of his interests as an artist.
|messages in bottles, maps, treasure hunts, signs...|
|...washing line, bread crumbs trail, orienteering...|
Ideas ranged from collection boxes, a series of signs, a washing line and even a hopscotch game! The students will be working on these ideas up until Christmas.
New Walk Museum. We decided we wanted to create multi-sensory packs that would expand the experience of visitors from the purely visual experience of looking at exhibits.