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Tozers are proud supporters of Re-Boot
Tozers are delighted to announce they are supporting ‘Re-boot’, an arts and heritage project exploring the heritage of central Exeter, particularly St Martin’s Island located in the Cathedral Yard. The project is being organised and delivered by Daisi, a not-for-profit arts education organisation creating and promoting artistic and cultural experiences for young people across Devon and Torbay.
Re-boot will consider the impact of events that have changed Exeter over time, including recent events such as the fire at the Royal Clarence Hotel in 2016. Local historian, Dr Todd Gray, will share his knowledge of the hidden heritage of Exeter, and local artists and poets will use this to inspire creative workshops.
The project aims to work with 35 educational settings in Exeter, including primary, secondary and special schools, and community/non-formal settings. The workshops will include a variety of different art forms, including printmaking, sculpture, animation and mixed media, along with poetry workshops.
All the creative work produced, whether it is visual art or creative writing, will be displayed on the Cathedral Green in October 2018. This will include digital panels with Augmented Reality (AR) coding embedded into the images, which will allow the viewing public access to additional layers of images and information. All the digital artwork will be available via a dedicated project website that will be created by Daisi and will be available to view for 5 years after the completion of the project.
Nick Conner, Tozers’ partner and a trustee of Daisi, comments:
“Not forgetting the sadness of the event, the fire at the Royal Clarence Hotel is a significant landmark in Exeter’s recent past. Re-boot is an exciting opportunity for young people, in particular, to engage with and learn about the history of the Royal Clarence and the surrounding area through the range of creative workshops that are planned. I really look forward to seeing how the project develops culminating with the public display in October.”
Liz Hill, director of Daisi, comments:
“We are delighted that Tozers have agreed to support the Re-boot project and look forward to working with our supporters and artists to deliver an exciting range of workshops throughout the year.”
For more information, please visit: https://daisi.org.uk/