LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE - Workshops to Create Installation
Aureus School, Didcot

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Inspired by the history of light in Didcot and the magical Iron Age Didcot Mirror, a series of workshops were run with archaeologist Sue Wright from Oxfordshire Museum Services for 120 students aged 12-14 at Aureus School, Didcot.   Each child was invited to explore the emotional effects of colour and form and to respond creatively by creating a shape from a piece of recycled thermoplastic and painting it on the theme of what excites or inspires them most in their life. A chandelier (click to see under gallery) and see below, was then created including these shapes in time for the official opening of Aureus School, Didcot as well as bespoke mirror and sun pieces.  

 

Mirror discs were incorporated into the chandelier to remind, reflect the work, illuminate and inspire each child in the school.   They give a sense of place and belonging by connecting to the meaning of the Iron Age mirror.  

 

The chandelier also aims to support the wonderful Aureus school's work to nurture hearts and minds in the development of the whole child.

This project was made possible by the Oxfordshire County Council Museums Service with funding through Arts Council England.

More information in Oxfordshire Guardian  article on 'Reflecting Ancient Mirror in chandelier.'

LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE INSTALLATION DOCUMENTATION FILM HD Video 2018 0.54 minutes

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