Take a Look, Touch and See

Conversation, creativity and play

The Carousel Project is currently developing a participatory creative arts programme, aimed at young families, using RAMM’s collections as creative inspiration, to create a rich and meaningful cultural engagement opportunity.

Carousel’s visual, dance and heritage artists will lead weekly creative arts sessions based around the discovery of objects from the museum collections, providing opportunities for families to imaginatively engage with their cultural heritage via conversation, creativity and play.

Collaborating with Carousel is a pleasure. They create imaginative, immersive activities that bring joy and good memories to young children and their families. They know how to reach people from all walks of life.  They are fearless in trying out new ideas, as well as being thoroughly reliable and practical.” Ruth Gidley, RAMM Engagement Officer

These sessions have now ended, however subject to funding we are hoping to be able to offer further sessions shortly… check our website for details…

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Visual art, movement, music and making

Through visual art, movement, music and making, artists will work with the objects from the collection in 2 and 3 dimension using everyday materials, paper, boxes, fabric, found objects and toys and props and items of costume created during sessions.

Together with young children and parents/carers, drawing on Carousel’s ‘unique approach’, RAMM’s galleries will be transformed into imaginative play spaces arising from the children’s responses to the collections and their collaboration with the parent/carers and Carousel artists.

Encouraging children

Artists will encourage children to share and develop their own ideas to create a pop-up Carousel tent to use in outreach settings to showcase their work and create opportunities for improvised play.

Alongside the weekly RAMM sessions, Carousel artists will deliver a ‘Take a Look? Touch and See’ tour across Exeter’s six Children’s Centres, Ellen Tinkham Special School.

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