New creative activity cards coming in April

Look out for the series of 20 new activity game cards coming to RAMM’s Garden Reception on 3rd April! The cards aim to stimulate creativity and to prompt visitors to interact with the museum in a new way.

The project was co-curated by A-Level Fine Art students from Exeter College, with the idea of engaging younger audiences with contemporary art. The collection of A6 See Things Differently cards consist of experimental tasks that can be done to explore artworks and objects in fun and interesting ways. They were tried, tested and developed with the students in a series of three hands-on workshops held at the museum, and have been illustrated by Molly Saunders, a young up-and-coming illustrator based in Exeter.

“The cards were a nice addition to our visit, as they allowed me to look at things in a different angle and light than what I would normally do. They were also creatively open questions – as to not limit any ideas someone might have.”

Cara Fitzgerald, Exeter College Fine Art student

Originally designed to sit alongside RAMM’s latest contemporary art exhibition – Earth Spells: Witches of the Anthropocene – the cards are versatile and can be used in any area of the museum. Earth Spells explores otherworldly connections to nature through artist works that respond to objects in RAMM’s collections. The cards have been conceived with teenage audiences in mind, but are fun for adults or families with younger children to get involved with contemporary art exhibitions at the museum and beyond.

Take as many as you wish! There are 5 categories to choose from; Draw, Find, Photo, Play and Write, but they can still be used in any way you like. For most you’ll only need a pencil, or you may need a smartphone for the activities involving taking photos or researching ideas online – but remember, there is no right or wrong way to interpret an activity.

“We designed the cards to encourage young visitors to interact and engage with RAMM art works and exhibitions in fun and creative ways. There are 20 different ones to choose from, all with funky illustrations by local artist Molly Saunders. We hope families and young people will enjoy the ‘pic n’ mix’ element and choose a few cards to try each time they visit, or finish them off at home.”

Maya Herbolzheimer, RAMM Engagement Officer

Thanks to Arts Council funding, the cards are free to use from 3rd April for the duration of the Earth Spells exhibition. After that they will be available to purchase as an activity pack from the RAMM shop, before re-emerging at the next contemporary art exhibition in the autumn!

If you do take part, use the hashtag #RAMMSeeThingsDifferently to share your work on social media or pin your creations up on the ‘sharing board’ in Garden Reception.

For more information contact:

Maya Herbolzheimer, Engagement Officer

[email protected] | 01392 265965