AboutAt Play returns to explore more ideas about play. It re-creates in both adults and children a sense of what it is like to be a child at play. It encourages the viewer to gaze, to remember, to touch, to explore, to trust, to think, to laugh, to peer, to concentrate, to join in, to bend down, to take a chance â¦ and to play.
At Play 3 focuses on the ways which children use play to make sense of the world; adults mainly use play to escape from it. Both have pleasure, but play can also have an obsessive, addictive, aggressive or divisive side. At Play 3 explores ideas about making sense of the world and escaping from it, considering both the pleasurable and the more sinister aspects of play.
At Play 3 presents works by Rachael Allen, Carol Coates, Claire Deniau, Nisha Duggal, Alice Flight, Jane Glennie, Frances Greenough, Tom Hackett, Jenny Kiehn, Este Macleod, Tom Marshman, Beverley Matchette-Downes, Penny Matheson, Bithja Moor, Mary Oliver, Steve Perfect, Neil Raitt, Gary Scholes, Cally Trench, Elizabeth West and Mandy Wilkinson.
The At Play series curated by Cally Trench and Outi Remes. It is produced by South Hill Park Arts Centre.
PRIVATE VIEW AND LIVE PERFORMANCES:
Opening reception with live perfomances by Tom Marshman and Alice Flight on Friday 15 April, 6.30pm-8.30pm. All welcome.