Join Tramway’s public coordinator, Holly Rumble, as she leads an open panel discussion responding to the Children’s Exhibition. Invited artists and other guests from the curatorial and public engagement fields explore the essential parameters, challenges and joyous potential of making gallery work for young audiences.
Presentations from artists regarding their experience of making work FOR and WITH children under 8. With:
Richy Carey, composer and artist, worked with children at Glendale Primary School to explore the in-between-states behaviours of Liquid Crystals for Tramway’s Children’s Exhibition.
James McLardy was commissioned by Tramway to design a pavilion sculpture which emerges from the simple joys of rhinotillexis (the act of picking your nose), and has created a series of malleable sculptures from plasticine.
Emily Speed was commissioned by the Bluecoat in Liverpool to create ‘Five Structures for Play’, for the 2017 exhibition for children, Abacus.
Panel Discussion covering the following:
Why make work for young audiences?
Anticipating and working with active behaviours
Interaction, development and learning: what does interaction offer?
Making work with children: authorship and representation
Making galleries work for young audiences: other considerations to successfully engage with young children
Questions from the audience
This event is part of Festival 2018