Alive was a hands on interactive exhibition for those young
at heart at the Wolsey Art Gallery, Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich.
Five works from the galleries collection became the starting
point for five newly commissioned artworks.
represents our successful family collaboration. Taking David
Rayson's painting, 'Blackham Road' 1999 as our starting point,
the theme of exploration was children's experience and identity
to place, particularly the home. Rayson's painting is loosely
based on memories of his childhood housing estate in Wolverhampton
and draws attention to vandalism and litter.
work consists of two blackboard and perspex primal houses placed
in the gallery surrounded by papier-mâché rubbish.
Through offering visitors the most basic and direct form of
visual expression - drawing - we aimed to generate a work where
participants creativity becomes part of the work of art. We
were looking for the work to develop through the period of the