A group of our My Style participants got the opportunity to visit the Wolverhampton Art Gallery on 30th May for a Discover in a Day trip. The lego art exhibition Brick Wonders was available to visit as well as a selection of other free exhibits. There were also children's activities in one of the upstairs rooms. We asked the young people to write some reviews on their experiences, and they were all excellent so we thought we would share them with you.
The variety of exhibitions available appealed to all the young people who visited. One young person found the Robert Perry exhibition to be the most inspiring. Several commented on how much they enjoyed the Sensing Sculpture exhibition. One young person told us that their favourite exhibition was Brick Wonders:
"My favourite piece was making Niagara Falls. This was my favourite piece because its natural lego and I love natural lego."
The exhibitions all came with detailed explanations, which really helped understanding the pieces of art. Many had audio descriptions that accompanied them, but a few of them were broken. This felt odd and one young person commented that they thought that the AV equipment should have been fixed in time for the holidays.
There was some confusion over areas that were free to access. Some of the participants found a collection of dressing up clothes in the Georgian room, but were approached by a member of staff who told them that they had to pay to be in that room. This was frustrating as there were no signs to indicate this so they decided to move on.
A pretty good day out, but between the broken equipment and the confusion over the dressing up there are things that could be done to make things even better. The Robert Perry exhibition is definitely worth checking out if you get a chance, and if you pay to go into Brick Wonders that is also a great exhibition. The tactile nature of the Sensing Sculpture exhibition was very popular with all our participants.
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