Sound Object

Sound Object

Sound Object was a research and development project funded by the Arts Council of Wales Working with sound artist and technologist Ant Dickinson to develop a module that will allow me to incorporate sound into tactile sculptures using Arduino. The images below chart our progress as we brought together textiles and technology – ending up with “Shell Like” a shell which makes the sounds of […]

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Floral Deconstruction – Inspire, Amaze and bring Wildflowers to Life

Floral Deconstruction – Inspire, Amaze and bring Wildflowers to Life

Floral Deconstruction is a “Growing Archive of Native Wildflowers”. It is also a handling collection  – Over the last few years I have been deconstructing and examining native wildflowers using a USB microscope before replicating each individual part of the flower in detail in 3d on a much larger scale.    The collection now consists of seven wildflowers made during their flowering season from the […]

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Immersive Spaces

Immersive Spaces

  “Immersive Spaces” will offer one to one and group workshop sessions aimed at young people –  school leavers and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities and autism to provide a stimulating creative environment and intense one to one engagement that will enable participants to continue to develop, learn and explore through the senses. Thanks to funding from ICF we have just completed a […]

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History of Place at Royal school for the Blind

History of Place at Royal school for the Blind

I have been working with Kerry from History of Place and staff and pupils at The Royal School for the Blind in Liverpool. We are choosing the most sensory parts of the history of the school and working together we are creating a sensory story that the school can use and add to their sensory story library. A duplicate will be given to the museum of […]

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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

Lewis from Twin Vision on Vimeo. 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 […]

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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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Natural Numbers at The National Wildflower Centre – numeracy designing and developing learning activities and resources

Natural Numbers at The National Wildflower Centre – numeracy designing and developing learning  activities and resources

  The National Wildflower Centre commissioned Making Sense to run a series of development workshops with nursery and reception classes and  children and adults with learning difficulties – Following  evidence that Knowsley school children had some of the lowest attainment levels in Maths in the country The National Wildflower Centre was keen to explore how they could use the Natural Environment at the centre to deliver […]

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Welsh National Opera – Only in Wrexham interactive

Welsh National Opera  – Only in Wrexham interactive

Welsh National Opera and Oriel Wrexham approached Making Sense cic to add an interactive element to their end of project exhibition at Oriel Wrexham

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Meadow

Meadow

Meadow started out as a workshop for schools combining curriculum linked learning – parts of a plant – and recycling/environmental education at The National Wildflower centre. Using plastic bottles and other throw away plastics to create beautiful and anatomically correct flowers. The idea of creating hundreds of flowers and planting up a gallery as a meadow as an artwork/environmental message brought support from Knowsley council […]

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