I am delighted to have been commissioned by Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter to develop and produce new work in response to the less familiar stories associated with their collection. It is a tremendous opportunity to give voice to those perspectives that have previously been overlooked. My aim is to spend time observing and reflecting upon elements and connections that resonate with the intended audience.
I have spent the last few weeks in Exeter exploring the town, meeting people as well as reflecting on the exhibitions, displays and collections. There are so many possibilities and exciting things on which to focus – it is a bit like being a child in a sweet shop. I cannot wait to see how the work will unfurl in such a rich and stimulating environment.
The RAMM is an award-winning, fully accredited museum of national and international significance which has been at the heart of Exeter’s cultural life since 1868. 2020 will be RAMM’s year of Untold Stories. They will reconsider and reinterpret their collections and associated information to shine a light on remarkable people, hidden histories, neglected communities in celebration of diversity.