Dates and times
Tue - Fri, 12 - 5pm
Sat & Sun, 12 – 6pm
An exhibition of bold, playful and engaging artwork created by artists, Richy Carey, James McLardy and Melissa Stabile and designers Oliver Pitt, and Anne Seseke, that introduce children to ideas and materials commonly used in contemporary art, through tactile experience, digital interaction, and malleable shapes and forms.
Designer Anne Seseke has created a moveable typeset etched onto colourful perspex, that evolved from the standardised method of teaching french school children to write uniformly. Abstracted from this original influence the work creates a language free form structure or order, making letters into playful abstract shapes.
Glasgow based artist James McLardy’s pavilion sculpture emerges from the simple joys of rhinotillexis, the act of picking your nose, creating a series of pickable, malleable and reconstructible sculptures.
Sao Paulo based artist Melissa Stabile has created a new series of her ongoing work Confortáveis or Comfortables, absurdly shaped wearable pillows, that incorporate a psychedelic whirl off vibrant colours and textures, including fake hair extensions, sequins, rubber, latex and fleece.
Artist and composer Richy Carey’s work looks at how sounds meet images. The TWIST (is that you're just like me) is an interactive artwork developed through a series of workshops with a group of P2 school children at Glendale Primary School. Richy and the kids created sounds, movements and images inspired by the in-between-states of Liquid Crystals.
Glasgow-based designer and musician Oliver Pitt, has created a wall mural inspired by ‘wet on wet’ paintings, a method of working with watercolour on wet paper, used at Steiner Schools to encourage young children to think about colour and form in an abstract way.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of events with various different opportunities to access and engage in the exhibition space and ideas around the making of contemporary art.
Tryout - Creative Drop-in - 15 Jul
Storytelling in the Gallery - 30 Jul
Tramway Talks: Making gallery work for young audiences - 23 Aug
The Children’s exhibition is supported by Forbo Flooring Systems.
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