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Category Archives: Exhibitions

Fix Up Look Sharp

Adam Milford

I’ve been trying to look for Dizzee Rascal lyrics today, but for some reason our council computers are blocking me – I wonder why that could be?! After having a nice holiday I’m back to find the website has been … Continue reading 

Luminous Blue

Tanya Weall

Tomorrow Southampton will host it’s private view for the Writers of Influence exhibition. The gallery has been painted a luminous blue, just like Kelda’s (Youth Forum) gallery model. Louise Stephenson (Exhibitions Officer) and Matt (Youth Forum) were applying the last … Continue reading 

Supermodels: making use of our gallery maquettes

Tanya Weall

Young people attended a talk from Ros Carter Head of Exhibitions at contemporary art gallery ‘the John Hansard Gallery’. Ros talked about installing shows, and in the afternoon, the young people used the gallery models they had made to experiment … Continue reading 

Dizzee v Shakespeare

Anita Hamlin

The sessions with students from The City School are going well. Initial ideas for their written interpretation have been really funny. One idea is William Shakespeare and Dizzee Rascal in discussion about who has the best chat up lines for … Continue reading 

Seeing the Writers again & join our Facebook page!

Lisa Beauchamp

Yes I agree with Adam – travelling up and down the country isn’t quite as glamorous as it sounds! It was great to see the exhibition again in Sheffield. I love the red colours of the walls as it makes … Continue reading 

Jet-set lifestyle?

Adam Milford

We had a partnership meeting in Sheffield yesterday, where all the staff involved with the partnership meet up to discuss matters relating to the exhibitions we produce, our education programmes, our marketing plans etc. Now, Plymouth to Sheffield is quite … Continue reading 

We are all writers

Anita Hamlin

Well the Writers of Influence show is proving to be very popular and I’ve now got the photographs from the launch evening. I’ve also started working with a group of Year 10 Creative and Media Diploma students from The City … Continue reading 

Film stars for a day!

Adam Milford

Hello, my name is Adam and I’m part of the Learning Team at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery. As part of my job I get to work with Primary and Secondary school groups, Further and Higher education students, Diploma … Continue reading 

Curating exhibitions can be murder

Anita Hamlin

Hello, I’m Anita. I’m the Schools Learning Coordinator at Museums Sheffield. I love my job. I get to do fun craft and art projects with young people, and I get paid for it! I’ve been working with lots of young … Continue reading 

Writers of Influence: Shakespeare to J.K. Rowling

Lisa Beauchamp

Hi, I’m Lisa and I work in the National programmes department of the National Portrait Gallery. I’m based in exhibitions but work on touring displays and exhibitions with our partner galleries in Sheffield, Southampton, Sunderland and Plymouth. It’s been really … Continue reading