Exhibitions

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In 2002 I held my first, major solo exhibition. My idea was to blend a conventional gallery of artwork, with a 'hands-on' experience for the whole family,  by also engaging the children.

Over the course of two years, in conjunction with Warrington Museum & Art Gallery, I developed a unique visitor experience entitled The Secrets of the Lost Time Capsule.

The story was based on the discovery of a strange capsule, washed up on the banks of the River Mersey. Upon opening, this revealed the journals and sketches of the explorer T.J.Bodkins, chronicling his travels to the land of Doluga.  By combining natural history artefacts from the Museum's store, I was able to create strange new flora and fauna, and a series of interactives that would challenge children in a fun environment. The eye-ball rally was a particular favourite!

Such was the success of the initial exhibition, the run was extended through the summer, lasting over 6 months, with an additional gallery opening for the Dolugan Holiday, where I created many more puzzles and games for the eager young visitors.

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T.J.Bodkins relaxing in his study before

embarking on his epic journey 

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The time capsule reveals

its treasures

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T.J.Bodkins arrives in Doluga.

( click above to explore )

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Some of the old exhibits, hidden away in the store room. (above)

The skeletal frame of a flamingo was given a different head, and became the inspiration for an entirely new creature.

(below)

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