A new exhibition, created by a group of young people with additional needs and/or disabilities in Hull and inspired by their experience of using public transport, will open at the Streetlife Museum on Monday (27 November).
‘Sunflowers Travelling’ has been put together by the Loud Mouths Young People Engagement Group – a group of young people from Hull with additional needs and/or disabilities, supported by staff at the charity Kids Hull and East Yorkshire.
The group has been working with artist Anna Bean in recent months on the exhibition, inspired by their experiences of using public transport and existing collections at the Streetlife Museum.
Aptly named Sunflowers Travelling, the result is an exhibition full of colour, creativity and vibrancy with a strong personal message from the young people:
“With this project we wanted to explain to people what we struggle with when travelling on public transport.
“We want to speak up and spread awareness because some people might feel the same but not be able to say anything”.
Access and Inclusion Manager for Hull Museums, Esther Hallberg said: “It’s been great to see Loud Mouths take on this project and make it their own.
“The pieces they’ve created with Anna are thought-provoking and beautifully made and it will be amazing to share with people their important insights into transport and accessibility.”
Councillor Rob Pritchard, portfolio holder for culture and leisure said:
“This exhibition has a really important message behind it and is an excellent addition to the Streetlife Museum. I’m sure it will prove popular with visitors.”
The exhibition coincides with Disability History Month this year and will be open to the public from Monday 27 November to Sunday 21 January 2024 at the Streetlife Museum.
The project is part of Hull Museums commitment to engaging deaf, disabled and neurodivergent visitors and follows a successful exhibition last year with artist Jason Wilsher-Mills.