This project brought the museum together with Holifield Farm Project and Park View, both organisations offer day opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. The project was created by Open The Box Arts in 2019. The intention of the project was to give a voice and visibility to adults with learning disabilities in the Helston area. Artists Melanie Young and Caroline Schanche ran 17 workshops and created a short film with the participants who took the lead in selecting locations that were of significant to them. The film premiered at the museum with all participants, carers, friends and families enjoying a tea treat afternoon.
Feedback from participants watching the film:
“It made me feel a bit blushy, but it was me”
“I loved my portrait.”
“She’s usually so shy, its lovely to see her looking at the camera,” Young woman’s carer.
“Could we have a copy as we want to show it to everyone.”- Parents of young man in the film.