Life in Cars Community Project

Life-in-Cars-elders-crafting‘Life in cars' is an inter-generational project which will help the Museum create
connections with local communities and for them to engage with each other. This
involves telling life stories with cars, through art.

We chose to connect with two communities, one a group of young people with autism, learning disabilities and people with other differences. They all enjoy art and creativity. The second group are the ‘Elders' a mix of two communities, one from an African-Caribbean Dominoes group and the other an isolation and loneliness group in an inner city. All the Elders have a story or two to tell us about life and cars!


A small team of our Volunteers collected and recorded stories from the Elders for the young people to create artwork from in various mediums such as storyboarding, hand printing and ceramics.


The finale will be an exhibition of this journey and work to the general public in late August 2022. The Exhibition will be a body of work encompassing the story of stories that have embraced by the young people as artist.