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Light Fantastic 

Participant in the Light Fantastic project Autumn 2010

Participant from the Light Fantastic project

A group of 10 young people worked on a design project with the Geffrye Museum and product designer Rebecca Chitty in Autumn 2010. The group took inspiration from artist Kei Ito’s Museumaker lighting installation in the front gardens, as well as lighting throughout the ages as displayed in the museum’s period rooms.

Light Fantastic workshop Autumn 2010

Young people from the Light Fantastic project

With additional input from Kei, a weaver and a milliner, the young people used a range of techniques and light emitting and reflecting materials to create their body-adorning pieces, designed to shimmer and glow in the dark. Their creations were paraded at a final spectacular event. 
Further images can be seen on the Geffrye Young People's Facebook Page

Wild Willow Sculpture

Horizon School's sculpture project at the Geffrye 

An example of willow sculpture in the Geffrye's front gardens

Over a period of five days in June and July 2010, young people took inspiration from the Geffrye's gardens and created a beautiful installation of willow sculpture, which temporarily became part of the gardens.

Animal Architecture

Animal Architecture workshop June 2010 at the Geffrye Museum

Over a period of six days in May and June 2010, young people worked with professional artists, ecologists and architects from Delta Arts and the Geffrye Museum to create a temporary architectural structure inspired by natural habitats that was exhibited in the Geffrye gardens. The exhibition launch was held on Saturday 19 June 2010.

Animal Architecture at the Geffrye Museum June 2010

For further information on our projects for Young People please contact Gemma Gottelier: or telephone Gemma on 020 7749 6002