PROJECT: WW1 PAPER TOYS
FIRST WORLD WAR: THEN AND NOW/HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND
VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE MEDWAY REGION
The Centenary is a chance to understand the war better, uncover its stories and explore what it means to us today. The World War 1 Paper Toys project aims to look at and consider the cultural heritage of Medway through paper toy models produced between 1914-1918 and engage children and families in learning about history through making. Cabinet of Curiosity are leading a variety of activities taking place across Medway until the end of 2018 that has included:
Craft/Paper Toymaking workshops
Art trail in rochester shop windows
The project has involved Rochester Guildhall Museum, Rochester Library Medway Archives, Kent History and Library Centre, Rochester shops and families and children in the locality. As a long term legacy the paper toys, are to be donated to the Rochester Guildhall Museum collection for future use.
This project is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund special grant programme ‘First World War – Then and Now’.
ROCHESTER ART GALLERY, ROCHESTER
7TH SEPETEMBER – 2ND DECEMBER 2018
An exhibition that showcases paper textiles by Caroline Collinge. The work on exhibition includes origami, illustrations and costumes created for commissions that have been carried out under the guise of cabinet of curiosity studio.
Highlights include a dance film and Japanese-inspired costume made during a recent commission for the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture; illustrations, paper textiles and a paper dress from an artist in residency at Guildford Cathedral; and other paper costumes and crafts commisioned by museums and galleries across the UK.
Supported by Medway Arts Team.