Storymine - Portal

An ambitious community based project and art installation.

Storymine - Portal

An ambitious community based project and art installation.

Storymine - Portal

An ambitious community based project and art installation.

Storymine - Portal

An ambitious community based project and art installation.

Portal

Community project, 2018.

Portal is an ambitious community engagement programme that will take place during The Precious Clay exhibition and result in a new work to be installed in January outside the Museum.

The door handle can be seen as a kind of portal into people’s lives; turning it takes you into spaces that may be public or intimate. Partly inspired by the museum’s collection of ceramic door handles, Storymine’s Portal project invites different groups of Worcestershire people to cast a porcelain door handle and become part of a collaborative artwork.

Ceramic artist Emma Summers and filmmaker Peter Summers will collect the participants’ stories, asking what home and local communities mean to them, in order to create a film that is a virtual tapestry of reminiscence – a collection of memories. The cast door handles will be displayed as part of a sculptural installation at the museum from January.

Workshop dates will be displayed on our Events pages as soon as they are released.

Storymine

Ceramic artist Emma Summers and filmmaker Peter Summers work collaboratively to create, perform and share artistic works that entertain, inspire, educate and inform. They use fairy tales, folk stories, global myths and cultural legends as the inspiration on which to base the development of work. Projects include films, installations, performances and exhibitions which engage with and raise awareness of issues faced by communities across the UK and beyond. Storymine is an Arts Award Centre and its Directors are both Arts Award Advisors, committed to developing opportunities for communities to engage with the arts.