Research & Development

As the Centre’s Artist in Residence in 2013 Pippa North led a research and development project to create and build the WanderHouse, a bespoke handcrafted mobile unit.

Highlighting and utilizing the skills and expertise of the Centre’s tutors and artists, the WanderHouse is a collaborative, participatory, socially engaged arts project reaching into the community.

Through consultation with children and young people and in response to these findings, a series of handling objects was created for the WanderHouse.

Ultimately, the WanderHouse is a gift, a handshake, and as such, encapsulates the generosity of the community that is Queens Park Arts Centre.

The WanderHouse took flight in 2014, enabling children and young people to access high quality arts and crafts experiences and cultural engagement.

The research and development project was funded by Arts Council England through its Grants for the Arts Scheme and in memory of Amanda Burton.