Rodin and Suffolk Sculpture Project


Photograph of Rodin's marble sculpture The Kiss: two naked lovers embracing. Text reads "Kiss & Tell"

Unscene Suffolk and Ipswich Museum will deliver a series of FREE creative workshops for visually impaired people based around the Christchurch Mansion exhibition “Rodin and Suffolk Sculpture.” Centred around Rodin’s famous piece The Kiss, currently on loan from the Tate, the exhibition also features a range of pieces from the museum’s own collection connected to the theme of the body. The project will include a group visit to the exhibition with live audio description and the opportunity to touch some of the sculptures, followed by three workshops inviting participants to respond via poetry, physical theatre and clay modelling.

Places are available for visually impaired people who would like to take part. Unscene Suffolk can provide assistance with travel costs and volunteer support to meet you from your bus, or you are welcome to bring somebody to assist you. Disabled parking is available at Christchurch Mansion. Please contact us on to book a place on any workshop.

Workshop schedule

Tuesday 12 March 2019 10.30am-12.30pm
Exhibition visit & Meet the Artists
Christchurch Mansion, Christchurch Park, Ipswich

Tuesday 19 March 2019 10.30am-12.30pm
Physical Theatre workshop with Helen Baggett (Gecko Theatre Company)
High Street Exhibition Gallery, High Street, Ipswich

Tuesday 26 March 2019 10.30am-12.30pm
Poetry / Spoken Word workshop with Jenni Elbourne (Unscene Suffolk)
Christchurch Mansion, Christchurch Park, Ipswich

Tuesday 2 April 2019 10.30am-12.30pm
Clay workshop with Lisa Temple-Cox
Christchurch Mansion, Christchurch Park, Ipswich

This event is delivered in partnership with Art UK’s Sculpture Project, which is being made possible thanks to a generous grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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