The museum is working in partnership with many youth groups and organisations that support young people in the Bexhill area. The project is designed to create opportunities for young people who are currently not in education or employment or who live in a deprived borough in the town. 18 young people attended 10 creative workshops which took place at the museum and in community centres in the town during January, February and March 2012. Run by professional practitioners, the workshops included street dance, world music, cartoons, creative writing and physical theatre. During the workshops the young people explored, investigated and handled the world art displays and objects in the stores.
After attending the workshops, the young people chose an object or collection that inspired them. From April to June, Creative Arts students from Bexhill College will be helping the young people to develop and produce physical theatre, dance and new media works to go on display. The project will culminate in an exhibition at the museum which will be on show from 30th June to 2nd September 2012. As well as work created by the young people and the students, four of the creative practitioners have been commissioned to produce pieces of work inspired by the world art collections, and their involvement with the project. The displays include music, film and theatre as well as object and artworks.
Located in various sites around the museum, the displays form a trail for visitors to explore, alongside the objects that inspired the participants work.
For further info please email Rachel Heminway-Hurst, Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org