ReStore / ReTale: bridging the gap through an inclusive approach to arts practice

Read the research paper by artists Andrea Hannon and Rob Hamp.

The Re-Store project is phase three of the Making Together programme of activities between RBSA and national disability charity Sense. Making Together aims to partner Sense participants and art-makers with RBSA artists to create art or experience arts interactions and is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Re-Store brings together the retail staff and volunteers at Sense charity shops from across the West Midlands and Sense participant Stuart.

Sense Charity Shop Staff and Volunteers with Artist Rob Hamp (end right), ready to gather donations to explore through a series of arts workshops

Artists Rob Hamp and Andrea Hannon (art partnership Ha) have been supporting charity shop staff and volunteers to select donated items and share the stories behind them.

Some generous donations received by Sense Charity Shops.

As part of the Re-Store project, Andrea Hannon and Rob Hamp have written a research paper discussing the achievements and challenges of developing this project.

Read the full paper below:

ReStore Research Paper Andrea HannonDownload

Find out more

The Re-Store project is currently being celebrated in an exhibition at Sense TouchBase Pears in Birmingham until March 27th 2020.

  1. RBSA and Sense: Making Together

  2. Follow @titled_ha on Twitter or view the blog:

  3. You can also search for the hashtags #MakingTogether, #ReStore, and #ReTale

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