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Sensing Our Way: A new commission to create a space for sensory, interactive, child-led play

Sensing Our Way: A new commission for sensory-led family play by The Mosaic Rooms.

The Mosaic Rooms has invited Sarah Marsh to develop a new commission to respond to the unique people and spaces that we enjoy to create a bespoke ‘Sensory Toolkit’ for the gallery. Multi-sensory objects will create opportunities for families to explore the exhibitions in a new way. Child-led and sensory-led creativity lead the way in this commission.

Sensing Our Way: A process-led workshop for families

Saturday 17th September 2-4pm

Designed to encourage explorations and experimentations of materials and our senses.

Working with artist, Sarah Marsh (@TheSensoryToolkit), families will engage in a journey of playful activities that will incorporate touch, look, sounds, and scents. Observations and reflections of this workshop will inform a bespoke ‘sensory toolkit’ for The Mosaic Rooms in 2023. Be part of the ideas and come along to collaborate with Sarah! Book here

About Sarah Marsh and The Sensory Toolkit

The ‘Sensory Toolkit’ by Sarah Marsh is a developing collection of objects, ideas and ‘spaces’. Initially inspired by engagements with autistic children and their parents, this body of work is now accessible for people of all ages and abilities to interact with. The collection contains handmade, fabric focussed objects that explore sensory themes such as; weight, scent and flexibility. The objects invite you to experience the space from different vantage points; encouraging the viewer to become a participant.

With a background in Education and Project Management, Marsh is extremely proactive in the promotion of Creativity as a tool of expression, communication and wellbeing. She has many years’ experience of working with international Art institutions and organisations that include; Tate galleries (L’pool), UCLAN, The Whitworth (MCR),  The Royal Academy (Ldn), U-Jadowski contemporary gallery (Warsaw , PL), Galeria Labirynt (Lublin, PL), ?aznia Centre for Contemporary Arts (Gdansk, PL), Manchester Art Gallery, The British Council, Arts Council England, a-n: The Artsits Information Company, Access Art, The Wildlife Trust, Clore Duffield Foundation, Heritage Lottery Funding and city councils across the UK.

Image: Courtesy of the artist.

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