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Mystery Warrior Art Project

As part of the Mystery Warrior exhibition, the Novium Museum worked closely with fine art students from the University of Chichester to develop artwork inspired by the Iron Age and the Mystery Warrior burial to install in our interactive drawers within the exhibition.

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Students visited the exhibition after it opened in January to get inspiration - their remit was broad, and could focus on the nature of the Iron Age artefacts on display, or a more detailed look at the Mystery Warrior's weaponry. The artwork could take many forms, video, painting, sculpture or textile-based pieces were all welcome. The drawers could be hands-on and interactive, or could become an 'exhibition in miniature', and were only limited by their size and the practicalities of being in a museum.

Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the museum was forced to close and the project was put on hold. The students were able to work on their creations from home, although were limited by the resources they had to hand. The students nevertheless managed to create some beautiful, thoughtful and captivating pieces of art. However, since the museum reopened on the 28th July 2020 we have been unable to re-open our interactive drawers and therefore are unable to display the students' work.

We have worked with the students to instead create an online exhibition of their work. Each student has written a statement of their approach to this project, and the aspects of the exhibition that inspired them to create their pieces of art.