(Our aims are in red)
To make the work of internationally renowned artists accessible to remote communities in North Cornwall
There were 1269 visitors counted plus the numbers attending the Preview, Discussion Afternoon and Celebration. Forty-five adults attended the Discussion afternoon and there were more adults and children at the Celebration than we could count. (There are more details re. our audience at the end of the report.)
Bude Look Group’s blog recorded the process, artists and events of the exhibition https://budelookgroup.wordpress.com/ – on some days the blog was viewed 91 times.
“An excellent idea – to be able to see such a varied collection without having to travel to the Tate at St Ives.”
“Good to think pieces from Truro Museum are being seen in different localities –good involvement with children’s workshops.”
“Great mix of artists. Good to see a public collection”
“I thought there were some absolutely beautiful pieces of work – very inspiring – a lovely exhibition.”
“Brilliant – showed the range of work in Cornwall – influences of art on each other and made me think of the more famous artists too.
To raise awareness of the Cornwall Schools’ Art Collection by inviting teachers and schools to the galleries
Two letters providing details about the exhibition were sent to 35 schools.
10 schools (395 children) booked workshops at the Castle.
To engage school children with influential pieces of artwork from a range of artists through inviting schools to visit and promoting the workshops relating to the art on display
How successful were the holiday workshops, school visits and Royal Cornwall Museum Learning Team workshops? Details can be found on our blog.
Feedback from teachers: “The exhibition was wonderful and it was great for the children to be actively involved. Thank you for allowing our children to be involved with their group and also for the organized (Christmas holiday) workshops. We really hope it can happen again. “
Free Range Kids (Home Tuition Group)
“The children thoroughly enjoyed their morning and it is great to develop links between us and Royal Cornwall Museum.
The pleasure was all ours! Thank you.”
Sally Gordon (Headteacher Bude Infant School)