In summer 2014, Grace and Liz began a project with Tyne and Wear Archive and Museums (TWAM) a collection of nine of the regions museums and art galleries accrues the region. Our work began with training for TWAM’s education and curatorial staff. During this training we shared work we are developing for use in museums and galleries. This work develops our interest in making abstract ideas concrete through close looking and a shared artistic, cultural, historical context. Our training took place in The Hancock, the Great North Museum in Newcastle, and involved exploring roman archaeology and natural history exhibits ranging from fossils and dinosaur bones to plant life from our oceans and our mountains.
This project was the beginning of a long-term collaboration with TWAM and their partner organisations, schools and colleges.