Getting creative with books
Takeover Day strikes again!
Following on from the success of last years Takeover Day with Kids in Museums, we have been hard at work in creating another unforgettable experience, this time engaging young people with the work of Hull Libraries.
We worked with Emily, one of our 8 year old members to design a sculpture for the Schools Library Service (SLS) at their building on Baker Street. The sculpture was on display on Friday 18th November for one day only. It was made up of 564 old library books, and links the history of the building to its current use.
The Takeover Day initiative is all about engaging young people and making them feel a part of the running of an organisation. SLS offered ‘Creative Briefs’ a live client brief to find a way of promoting their services to schools and to encourage more children to engage with books; a project which leant itself perfectly to a TakeOver Day activity.
Emily worked on designing the sculpture, the promotional material, and documenting the full event. The 18th November also saw Emily take over ‘Creative Briefs’ twitter account for the day to promote the exhibition and to share her experience.
Going forward, schools in Hull can each sign up to receive a section of the book sculpture for pupils to add their own Hull inspired artwork on to the spine of individual books, and the full sculpture will then be reassembled next year as a collaborative piece of artwork in 2017.
Contact at Schools Library Service: by Kay Walton, Manager at SLS.
Tel: 01482 331355