At Play 2012 encourages viewers to gaze, remember, touch, explore, trust, think, laugh, peer, concentrate, join in, bend down, take a chance… and play. It explores the way that play can be free and spontaneous or bound by rules and conventions – as with board games and sport. The exhibition considers ideas about rules or the lack of them and the spirit of the Olympics in the year that the summer Olympics come to Britain. At Play also supports artists in making participatory, engaging and interactive work in a variety of art forms.
New Ashgate Gallery presents work by AM Bruno, Linda Francis, Flora Gare, Este MacLeod, Kirsty E Smith and Cally Trench.
Kirsty E Smith will be showing five of her Frillip Moolog beings in At Play 2012. She will also be making a presentation on the role of playfulness in her practice. New Ashgate Gallery Mon 23rd June 6.30pm.
At Play 2012 is a project in partnership with the New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey, South Hill Park, Berkshire, and OVADA, Oxfordshire, exploring concepts of play and participation. At Play is collaboratively produced and curated by Dr Outi Remes and Cally Trench. It is supported by The Arts Council England.