I am a freelance artist, project manager, consultant and collaborator.
I make interactive and multi sensory artwork and interpretation for museums galleries. I am the director of “Making Sense” a new Community Interest Company Making sense offers a bespoke multi sensory approach to workshops, events, training, accessible technology and interpretation.
Working In partnership with arts, heritage and cultural organisations to add a multi sensory element that will engage with a wider and more diverse audience.
Offering consultation and training as well as project managing events and the production of new multisensory resources, installations and exhibitions, workshops.
As an artist Ticky’s work is all about touch and interaction, she explores audience interaction and communication through objects and the senses. She has worked as a tour guide in The Royal Pavilion in Brighton and as an education officer for the National Wildflower Centre in Liverpool.
In 2005 she became the project manager for Access to Heritage – a Mencap Liverpool project exploring how Liverpool’s museums and galleries could do more to open their doors to people with learning disabilities. The project was set up by a steering group of organisations including Museums Liverpool, National trust Liverpool City Council and The Bluecoat and a forum of people with learning disabilities and support staff from across the city. Initially setting out to develop a vision for intellectual access for Liverpool’s cultural venues the project not only produced a guidance document for heritage venues but a film about its work and then went on to work in partnership with several key venues including St Georges Hall and The National Trusts’ Speke Hall, creating interactive sensory interpretation in collaboration with professional artists and people with learning disabilities as “creative consultants”.
Producing multi sensory interpretation fused Ticky’s knowledge of the heritage sector and her artistic focus on touch and interaction igniting a spark which has shaped future work and culminated in Making Sense as a Community Interest Company.