Taste Touch Smell

Taste Touch Smell!

Our sensory exploration of the museum collections of our neighbour, the Museum of Royal Worcester. Exploring Worcester Porcelain’s food and drink stories by creating multi-sensory art experiences.

The Museum of Royal Worcester has commissioned food artist Kaye Winwood to create multi-sensory art experiences, for the members of The Monday Night Club, exploring Worcester porcelain’s food and drink stories.

Thanks to a generous Association of Independent Museums funding award, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and National Lottery players across the UK.

The Museum and The Monday Night Club will be working closely with Birmingham-based food artist Kaye Winwood.

This unique art project will explore the food and drink stories behind Worcester porcelain through exciting multi-sensory experiences.

Smells, sound, sight, touch, and taste will be considered, as well as what different objects were used for, what they contained, and who used them.

Taste, Touch, Smell! will feature six collaborative workshops, a field trip, multi-sensory galleries, digital website creations, a fantastic celebration event, and much more.

This will bring the Museum’s collection to a wider audience who often face barriers to participation.

Part of the Turkish Banquet created at MNC Saturday Kitchen

Kaye Winwood will be inspiring minds using 3D printing, mould-making, clay and firing, and even sound recordings to supplement the exhibitions. This collaborative community-focused project adopts a playful approach to art and heritage appreciation to stimulate the imagination and increase awareness of how art can be experienced through all the senses.

Sensory Food Artist, Honorary Research Associate at the University of Birmingham, and founder of GULP, Kaye Winwood said:

“I am so excited to begin this commission with MoRW and The Monday Night Club. We will be exploring the collection to create a series of sensory responses which will reconsider the ways in which we experience porcelain. We will co-produce some fun ways of connecting people with the collection using taste, sight, sound, touch and smell.”

Museum of Royal Worcester Director, Sophie Heath said:

“We are thrilled to be teaming up with The Monday Night Club and the brilliant Kaye Winwood. This unique and exciting project will blend Worcester porcelain’s heritage with innovative creative flair to create a sensory experience that I believe will be quite unlike anything we have seen before.

Worcester porcelain is about so much more than beautiful designs, it’s also about the stories behind these objects, contrasting the experiences of previous generations with our own experiences today.

This project will bring Worcester heritage to new audiences and enthrall our current visitors. We can’t wait to wow people with this new collaborative project.”

To find out more about the experiences we are creating for Taste Touch Smell

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27th March 2023 – Introduction to the Museum and the project
22nd April 2023 – Exploring taste and making pickles at MNC Saturday Kitchen
27th May 2023 – Designing our table cloth and a Turkish feast at Saturday Kitchen
5th June 2023, 6.30 – 7.30 – Sensory Night at the Museum
12th June 2023, 7 – 8.30 – Touch! Ceramics at Henry Sandon Hall
17th June 2023 – Saturday Kitchen with Nuala, a visual artist
19th June 2023, 6.30 – 7.30 – Exploring Sound with Paul at Henry Sandon Hall
17th July 2023 – Paint You Own Pottery at Henry Sandon Hall
Field Trip to Croome Court – date to be announced
11th September 2023 – Exploring Sound with Paul at Henry Sandon Hall

Further dates to be announced…..

Saturday 18th November
Taste Touch Smell! Celebration and Launch
at the Museum of Royal Worcester