Making Sense

Interactive multi sensory artwork for museums and galleries working with communities

I am a freelance artist, project manager, consultant and collaborator. I make interactive and multi sensory artwork and interpretation for museums galleries. I am the director of “Making Sense” a new Community Interest Company Making sense offers a bespoke multi sensory approach to workshops, events, training, accessible technology and interpretation. Working In partnership with arts, heritage and cultural organisations to add a multi sensory element that will engage with a wider and more diverse audience. Offering consultation and training as well as project managing events and the production of new multisensory resources, installations and exhibitions, workshops.

 

 

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As an artist Ticky’s work is all about touch and interaction, she explores audience interaction and communication through objects and the senses. She has worked as a tour guide in The Royal Pavilion in Brighton and as an education officer for the National Wildflower Centre in Liverpool. In 2005 she became the project manager for Access to Heritage – a Mencap Liverpool project exploring how Liverpool’s museums and galleries could do more to open their doors to people with learning disabilities. The project was set up by a steering group of organisations including Museums Liverpool, National trust Liverpool City Council and The Bluecoat and a forum of people with learning disabilities and support staff from across the city. Initially setting out to develop a vision for intellectual access for Liverpool’s cultural venues the project not only produced a guidance document for heritage venues but a film about its work and then went on to work in partnership with several key venues including St Georges Hall and The National Trusts’ Speke Hall, creating interactive sensory interpretation in collaboration with professional artists and people with learning disabilities as “creative consultants”. Producing multi sensory interpretation fused Ticky’s knowledge of the heritage sector and her artistic focus on touch and interaction igniting a spark which has shaped future work and culminated in Making Sense as a Community Interest Company.


I am a freelance artist, project manager, consultant and collaborator. I make interactive and multi sensory artwork and interpretation for museums galleries. I am the director of "Making Sense" a new Community Interest Company Making sense offers a bespoke multi sensory approach to workshops, events, training, accessible technology and interpretation. Working In partnership with arts, heritage and cultural organisations to add a multi sensory element that will engage with a wider and more diverse audience. Offering consultation and training as well as project managing events and the production of new multisensory resources, installations and exhibitions, workshops.     More about Ticky Lowe As an artist Ticky’s work is all about touch and interaction, she explores audience interaction and communication through objects and the senses. She has worked as a tour guide in The Royal Pavilion in Brighton and as an education officer for the National Wildflower Centre in Liverpool. In 2005 she became the project manager for Access to Heritage - a Mencap Liverpool project exploring how Liverpool’s museums and galleries could do more to open their doors to people with learning disabilities. The project was set up by a steering group of organisations including Museums Liverpool, National trust Liverpool City Council and The Bluecoat and a forum of people with learning disabilities and support staff from across the city. Initially setting out to develop a vision for intellectual access for Liverpool’s cultural venues the project not only produced a guidance document for heritage venues but a film about its work and then went on to work in partnership with several key venues including St Georges Hall and The National Trusts’ Speke Hall, creating interactive sensory interpretation in collaboration with professional artists and people with learning disabilities as “creative consultants”. Producing multi sensory interpretation fused Ticky’s knowledge of the heritage sector and her artistic focus on touch and interaction igniting a spark which has shaped future work and culminated in Making Sense as a Community Interest Company.

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Time to remember Time to Remember is a pilot project using the collections of Conwy County Borough Council Museum and Archive Services and Llandudno Museum to design themed memory boxes for use with BCUHB Arts Health & Wellbeing Programme at Llandudno Hospital with Dementia Patients, with linked arts workshops carried out on site and at the adjacent Ty Llewelyn community centre. I was commissioned to put […]

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Time to remember Time to Remember is a pilot project using the collections of Conwy County Borough Council Museum and Archive Services and Llandudno Museum to design themed memory boxes for use with BCUHB Arts Health & Wellbeing Programme at Llandudno Hospital with Dementia Patients, with linked arts workshops carried out on site and at the adjacent Ty Llewelyn community centre. I was commissioned to put […]

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Time to Remember

Time to Remember

A pilot project introducing reminiscence handling collections for people with dementia during a stay in hospital

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Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride is an immersive travel experience, giving people the unique opportunity to experience bus travel through Liverpool from someone else’s perspective. Funded by the Arts Council of England, House of Memories and Mersey Travel Sharing their experiences – Robbie, Rainbow and Marcia from St Vincent’s school for the Blind. George, James and Elizabeth  – Mencap Liverpool And dementia champion Tommy Dunne It was […]

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Look back in time at Pentredwr School

Look back in time at Pentredwr School

Look back in time at Pentredwr school is Making Sense’s first project ! Supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund, the project was a partnership with Pentredwr Community Association and was intended to collect and save memories from when the village school was open. The reunion. To present the memories as an exhibition held in the old school which closed down in 1982. Oral histories were hidden […]

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  making sense cic   Experience arts and heritage with all of your senses  Working in partnership with museums and galleries to make what they offer more accessible to wider audiences through a multi sensory approach. Making Sense Community Interest Company was set up by Creative Director Ticky Lowe in 2013 Making Sense’s is passionate about providing opportunities for people to experience arts and heritage in a multi sensory way. This approach is great for people with learning disabilities but it is also great for small children and families and people who don't like reading and older people with dementia in fact it seems that we can all get something out of experiencing things with our senses. Ticky works with other creative people to make projects happen - long term collaborators include Ross Dalziel, Ant Dickinson, Naomi Kendrick, Honor Pedican, John Merrill, Paul McCann and Leila Romaya, Craig Yamey Creative Partnerships Times are hard for museums and galleries at the moment - Making Sense CIC is looking to form partnerships with venues and with communities to create temporary exhibitions, interpretation or handling resources in order to reach wider audiences or engage more people through hands on creative experiences. As a CIC Making Sense can work with you to develop a project, apply for funding and run projects that will engage with wider audiences. Training Making Sense CIC can also provide tailor made training for staff and volunteers. And access consultation. contact Ticky tickylowe@makingsensecic.org.uk for more information Film by Tomos Lowe       Below are some of the projects that Making Sense CIC has initiated or been commissioned to run 2013 Natural Numbers Using the natural environment and resources at The National Wildflower Centre to develop self led learning activities. Including Spiral Lounge a pop up learning zone and the creation of Bluebell Hunt - a sensory-outdoor-numeracy-learning activity for early years and people with learning disabilities. 2014/15 Who went to Pentredwr ? We Rescued and celebrated local Heritage alongside a rural community in North Wales with interactive desks and a pop up Victorian School. 2015 Ticket to Ride A pop up immersive “travel pod” at Museum of Liverpool so that everyone can experience travel from the perspective of someone with a disability. Time to Remember Three object handling boxes to help care staff and people living with dementia and their families get the most out of a visit to Llandudno Hospital. Commissioned by Conwy museums and Archive Service and BCUHB ‘Creative Well’ Arts in Health and Wellbeing. In the pipeline Revamping and reinventing reminiscence handling collections for Conwy Museums and Library Service Helping Rainham Hall become the first autism friendly National trust Property Working with History of Place to make the story of The Royal School for the Blind in Liverpool come to life for its Profoundly disabled pupils. Making Mostyn - Llandudno’s art gallery into the first venue for Immersive Spaces one to one workshop sessions aimed at young people -  school leavers and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities or autism to provide a stimulating creative environment and intense one to one engagement that will enable them to continue to develop, learn and explore through the senses. Floral Deconstruction Creating a wildflower handling collection for education touring and exhibition Social touch:Intimate Data  A unique opportunity to explore where bio-medical sensing technology meets art and society, this is a collaboration between an interdisciplinary group of artists, makers and technologists from the DoESLiverpool Wearables Maker Community and researchers from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)’s School of Natural Sciences & Psychology lead by Francis McGlone, Professor in Neuroscience at LJMU to explore and reflect on this fascinating research area through experimental arts practice. And into the future Making Conversation 2017 Working with Manchester Art Gallery and artist and long term collaborator Naomi Kendrick. Naomi set up  Making Conversation 10 years ago  - a monthly workshop session exploring the gallery and creating artwork with a sensory focus. The workshops are for people with visual impairment and anyone who enjoys seeing art from a different perspective - making art work and having interesting creative conversations inspired by the diverse exhibitions on show at Manchester Art Gallery. In 2017 we plan to begin a project to share the experience and good practice Naomi has built up over 10 years through training and events for learning and education staff and help to set up similar projects in galleries and museums in North Wales and the North of England.  

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  making sense cic   Experience arts and heritage with all of your senses  Working in partnership with museums and galleries to make what they offer more accessible to wider audiences through a multi sensory approach. Making Sense Community Interest Company was set up by Creative Director Ticky Lowe in 2013 Making Sense’s is passionate about providing opportunities for people to experience arts and heritage in a multi sensory way. This approach is great for people with learning disabilities but it is also great for small children and families and people who don't like reading and older people with dementia in fact it seems that we can all get something out of experiencing things with our senses. Ticky works with other creative people to make projects happen - long term collaborators include Ross Dalziel, Ant Dickinson, Naomi Kendrick, Honor Pedican, John Merrill, Paul McCann and Leila Romaya, Craig Yamey Creative Partnerships Times are hard for museums and galleries at the moment - Making Sense CIC is looking to form partnerships with venues and with communities to create temporary exhibitions, interpretation or handling resources in order to reach wider audiences or engage more people through hands on creative experiences. As a CIC Making Sense can work with you to develop a project, apply for funding and run projects that will engage with wider audiences. Training Making Sense CIC can also provide tailor made training for staff and volunteers. And access consultation. contact Ticky tickylowe@makingsensecic.org.uk for more information Film by Tomos Lowe       Below are some of the projects that Making Sense CIC has initiated or been commissioned to run 2013 Natural Numbers Using the natural environment and resources at The National Wildflower Centre to develop self led learning activities. Including Spiral Lounge a pop up learning zone and the creation of Bluebell Hunt - a sensory-outdoor-numeracy-learning activity for early years and people with learning disabilities. 2014/15 Who went to Pentredwr ? We Rescued and celebrated local Heritage alongside a rural community in North Wales with interactive desks and a pop up Victorian School. 2015 Ticket to Ride A pop up immersive “travel pod” at Museum of Liverpool so that everyone can experience travel from the perspective of someone with a disability. Time to Remember Three object handling boxes to help care staff and people living with dementia and their families get the most out of a visit to Llandudno Hospital. Commissioned by Conwy museums and Archive Service and BCUHB ‘Creative Well’ Arts in Health and Wellbeing. In the pipeline Revamping and reinventing reminiscence handling collections for Conwy Museums and Library Service Helping Rainham Hall become the first autism friendly National trust Property Working with History of Place to make the story of The Royal School for the Blind in Liverpool come to life for its Profoundly disabled pupils. Making Mostyn - Llandudno’s art gallery into the first venue for Immersive Spaces one to one workshop sessions aimed at young people -  school leavers and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities or autism to provide a stimulating creative environment and intense one to one engagement that will enable them to continue to develop, learn and explore through the senses. Floral Deconstruction Creating a wildflower handling collection for education touring and exhibition Social touch:Intimate Data  A unique opportunity to explore where bio-medical sensing technology meets art and society, this is a collaboration between an interdisciplinary group of artists, makers and technologists from the DoESLiverpool Wearables Maker Community and researchers from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)’s School of Natural Sciences & Psychology lead by Francis McGlone, Professor in Neuroscience at LJMU to explore and reflect on this fascinating research area through experimental arts practice. And into the future Making Conversation 2017 Working with Manchester Art Gallery and artist and long term collaborator Naomi Kendrick. Naomi set up  Making Conversation 10 years ago  - a monthly workshop session exploring the gallery and creating artwork with a sensory focus. The workshops are for people with visual impairment and anyone who enjoys seeing art from a different perspective - making art work and having interesting creative conversations inspired by the diverse exhibitions on show at Manchester Art Gallery. In 2017 we plan to begin a project to share the experience and good practice Naomi has built up over 10 years through training and events for learning and education staff and help to set up similar projects in galleries and museums in North Wales and the North of England.