MoDiP’s Beastly designs exhibition has been met with approval across the age ranges. Groups as diverse as adult learners U3A (University of the Third Age) and year 4 school children have all experienced this particularly appealing collection of artefacts and enjoyed its colour and impact.
Artefacts have been grouped together in thought provoking ways and have provided the opportunity for engagement at different levels. Some of our youngest visitors from our nearest neighbours, St Marks School, tackled the visitor quiz with admirable enthusiasm recently. They took the questions on the tricky subject of biomimetics in their stride and many of them enjoyed sharing with us their own experiences of some of the familiar objects on display. Being in a design environment, we thought we would also challenge their artistic strengths by asking them to design something inspired by what they had seen in the exhibition. Just a bit of fun really, but we enjoyed seeing what they could come up with as much as they enjoyed drawing.
They left us with a chorus of ‘Thank yous’ and went away clutching precious MoDiP pencils and one of our illustrated booklets. The beautiful ‘Thank you’ cards which the children sent show off their creative talents and we are proud to show them here.
The Beastly designs exhibition will run until October 2013.
Pam Langdown, (Collections Manager)