The Multi-Sensory Art Project is a collaboration between The Roche Court Educational Trust and Larkrise School, Trowbridge to provide creative and sensory experiences for children with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Art installations are created in the school and are an opportunity for the students and staff to experience, react and respond within these environments, allowing individual expression, communication and very early play skills. The installation also travels to Exeter House School, Salisbury.
Current Installation: The World Around Me. For further information visit the Multi Sensory Art Project website.
The world of the art gallery, the gallery of the world
The world around us is made up of so many different people, objects and spaces it can be difficult to focus on just one thing at a time. In opposition, an art gallery can be designed for us to refocus and enjoy exploring carefully selected things. Artists present ideas to us that are unique in their outlook creating new encounters every time we visit the gallery in which their work is shown.
We have decided to focus this installation theme, ‘The world around me’ on the world of the art gallery, a salon of interesting delights from the wider world for us to stop and explore. We have appropriated and borrowed specific objects or activities that happen in an art gallery, both behind the scenes and in the public eye. We have exposed all the logistical components of handling objects, transporting them from A to B, how to look after them and methods of displaying them for others to enjoy. The installation provides an environment inspired by the gallery that focuses on a world of objects to clean, wrap, buy and display.
Background behind the installation
The installation has been created by many artists including lead maker Rebecca Churchill, Artist at Larkrise School. The Roche Court Educational Trust, an arts education charity based at the New Art Centre Sculpture Park and Gallery in Wiltshire, is the creative partner on the project. ‘The World Around Me’ art installation
has been inspired by a variety of sculptures exhibited at the New Art Centre Sculpture Park. Artists of particular inspiration have included Edmund de Waal, Peter Frie, Antony Gormley, Laura Ford and Angus Fairhurst. The project is designed to bring modern and contemporary art to those who are least likely to access it. We encourage all who encounter the installation to explore, experience and imagine art through all the senses.
Previous Installations: FANTASY Installation, COLOUR Installation, HOMES Installation, OURSELVES Installation, EARTH Installation, JOURNEY installation, FANTASY 2 installation, ENTERTAINMENT installation, ANIMALS installation