At the National Trust property Chirk Castle in Wales, I was asked to conceive and pilot interpretation methodologies and commission finished pieces. The aim was to ground these thoroughly in the castle’s spirit of place and audiences, as well as pushing creative boundaries. We worked with up and coming local artists as well as a local theatre group to develop pieces that were grounded in community engagement.
The piece of work was meticulous in its planning and gaps analysis, but open minded in its approach to creativity. I also designed an evaluation structure and methodology for them and ran a staff and volunteer workshop to develop interpretation and agree methodologies.
The result was planned to test different learning and experience styles against visitor enjoyment and enrichment. We created a bespoke board game, an artist-created animation and a theatrical installation, as well as a large-scale game of consequences.