Friday 21st May 2021 to
Sunday 23rd May 2021
MESS ROOM is collaborating with Ebb & Flow and partners to create street decorations for the Old High Street Intra as part of the Estuary Festival 2021 celebratory weekend of events 21 - 23 May 2021.
Wendy Daws, from the MESS ROOM, uses shadows and silhouettes to create Shadowplay narratives that take shape as murals, banners, placards and memory blankets.
MESS ROOM invited people to strike a pose in April and donate their shadow, to be immortalised as a silhouette and feature on a series of banners for colourful street gallery, “Shadow Tales - Gallery of You!”, which will be displayed along the Old High Street Intra.
About the organisation
MESS ROOM, established by artists Wendy Daws and Christopher Sacre in 2017 is a creative, inclusive space for accessible and innovative artistic workshops. MESS ROOM’s open and collaborative approach promotes independence and community-led peer support, where all who work and play there strive to break down barriers and reduce social isolation.
With over 30 years of combined experience working with diverse groups, MESS ROOM specialises in supporting deaf and people with hearing loss and blind and visually impaired people to express themselves in new and exciting ways, using a combination of inclusive activities and communication methods, including British Sign Language (BSL) and tactile materials.
Image credit: Mess Room, Shadow Tales - Gallery of You