Each year the Whitechapel Gallery invites a contemporary artist to create new work for the Children's Art Commission. For the latest commission artists Simon and Tom Bloor present an interactive installation, transforming the gallery walls into a giant chalkboard for visitors to draw on using colourful, hand-made chalk sculptures. The work continues recurring themes within their practice that consider creativity and play as both rebellious and utopian
Designed through workshops with children from Hermitage Primary School in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, the chalk forms began as small geometric clay sculptures which the children were invited to crush, encouraging a sense of rebellion. The resulting forms, cast in chalk are available for visitors to use for doodles and drawings, and are displayed in the gallery alongside prints showing the process of creation through destruction.