Our amazing artists, Mel Rye and Morgan Tipping, share the work that they have been doing to bring our 'More Than Oliver Twist' digital exhibition together!
Phone conversations between Morgan and researchers at...
Gressenhall, Guildford, Leeds and Ripon have been really informative and uncovered lots of interesting aspects of the different lives of our paupers in context. The search for the right voices to convey the stories through audio have begun at each site. Telephone conversations/interviews with John from Spike Museum (relating Stephen Barry’s biography) and Andy from Gressenhall (relating Benjamin Newell’s biography) has set the ball rolling on creating some insightful and impactful audio content.
Mel has also been speaking to a number of people connected to the More Than Oliver Twist project, which is both helping to contextualize the pauper biographies and reveal more details surrounding their stories, but even more key is learning more about the different Workhouse sites, and their unique features and identities to translate into the visual design work. Information about each site’s particular architectural features, shapes, textures, object collections and colours are all being gathered to be woven into the design of the visual aspects of the storytelling in the exhibition to work in tandem to the audio stories.