'The Hideout', a quiet space at The Atkinson Museum (2018)
From December 2017 to April 2018 I worked with The Atkinson on a project called Bridging the Gap. This project aimed to further develop access specifically The Atkinson's offer for younger visitors with autism, through developing inclusive arts activities, working with local schools and developing a ‘quiet space’ within the museum as a place to retreat and relax.
The Atkinson's exhibition's and learning officer Jemma Tynan said; "We have been working with local inclusive artists, Jade French and Laura Pullig, as well as The Atkinson’s own Inclusion Volunteers. Laura has worked with several local SEND schools to develop a range of exciting free inclusive activities to be delivered at our venue. Jade has worked to train the volunteers, which included a research visit to the award winning Blue Room project, an inclusive arts studio based at Bluecoat in Liverpool. Together, Jade and Laura have worked to design a quiet space, named ‘The Hideout’, which is located on our museum landing, within the woodland section and features calming projections, sensory toys and a quiet reading area.
Article by Curious Minds