I've just started some freelance work covering the post of Early Years Coordinator at The Whitworth, Manchester. This is a very exciting time to be involved with the gallery as it prepares to re-open on February 14th with a grand opening weekend! A £15m development has transformed the gallery with a new extension at the back of the building, opening out onto Whitworth park. I will be busy leading, developing and delivering the new Early Years programme, which commences with Brass Baby on Saturday 14th from 10am-12pm. Brass Baby is an interactive musical experience led by Northern Brass for babies and their adults. I will soon be out and about sourcing an abundance of green materials to develop a large-scale green-themed floor installation, created especially for babies to explore. Here the senses will be appropriately awakened as we respond to the themes of awakenings and landscapes, inspired by new exhibitions and also the new 'Green' textile collection.
For more information on the opening event on Saturday 14th, click here.