As an artist Steve Wilson specialises in drama and writing, and he has had many plays performed across the country, in addition to his experience overseeing community engagement projects at Meadow Arts & Worcestershire County Council. Sarah Edwards has a background in theatre, visual arts and installation, and runs her own arts company Spare Room Arts
leading an array of workshops and commissions.
Steve and Sarah are joining forces, alongside film-maker Nicola Prestage, to create a series of playful films which bring our collections to life, ‘Edwards and Wilson- Purveyors of Heritage and Wisdom‘. They say
We wanted to create something that was enjoyable but also highly accessible too, to create worlds that people can immerse themselves in. We love work that gets you thinking about your place in the crazy world we live in. We love the glorious oddities of Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum’s collection and that appeals so much – it tells a story of Worcester but not always the story you would expect.
We wanted to work together again and also with the film maker Nicola Prestage who we both like and admire so much. It appealed to our sense of being Worcester residents and the collection was so inspiring, we had so many ideas and also we wanted to do something that is hopefully uplifting and informative. We’re most looking forward to learning about the collection and doing something creative and enjoyable again! It feels a long time since we did this sort of thing.