A panel-led group conversation focussing on the accessibility of play within artistic practices and workshop-led environments. Hosted by a series of invited artists and taking place within a cosy den! Featuring Kirsty Russell
(Artist and Project Worker for Children's Parliament), Ewan Sinclair
(Artist and Project Worker for Sensatronic Lab) and Karen Shepherd (Operational Play Development Officer for Aberdeen Play Forum).
is a Children's Parliament Project Worker for Imagining Aberdeen. The Imagineers are a group of children, who in 2016 took part in a mural and film project facilitated by Children's Parliament, which captured children’s vision for a happy, healthy and safe city. Since then the Imagineers have taken their messages to key decision-makers, informing and influencing adults across Aberdeen.
For this year's Look Again festival, The Imagineers and Rumpus Room will come together to take over WORM at Peacock Visual Arts for a mini-residency that will be informed by the children’s everyday experiences of play in social and domestic spaces. Through conversation, shared meals, game playing and action making, the group will explore collective ideas of risk, challenge and adventure. They will investigate what the barriers to play are for children in Aberdeen and come up with suggestions for how they could be addressed within their local communities of Middlefield, Northfield, Tillydrone and Torry.
Part of Visual Artist Unit's Talks Programme for Look Again 2018. A seriously playful programme exploring the themes of the festival, this is an opportunity to meet the artists and take part in the discussion. The programme includes artist-led discussions over lunch, experimental artist talks and panel-led group conversations in cosy dens!
*Booking required via Event Brite*
Look Again Festival invites you to ‘become a tourist in your own city’ by seeing Aberdeen city centre through fresh eyes. Look Again Festival is a celebration of the very best contemporary visual art and design, showcasing both local and internationally acclaimed talent in Aberdeen.
Aligning with Scotland’s ‘Year of Young People’, Look Again Festival’s 2018 programme will see artists and designers respond to the theme of ‘Serious Play’. Three iconic locations; Marischal College Quad, Broad Street and Castlegate, will be animated with an array of live art and performance, playable structures, interactive workshops and creative interventions across the four-day festival.
Look Again 2018 has been made possible thanks to the kind support of: The Robert Gordon University, SMART, Creative Scotland and Aberdeen City Council. Look Again is a member of Aberdeen Festivals sponsored by Nexen and is an official supporting partner of the Year of Young People 2018.
More info: vau.org.uk
Image caption: Pillow Talk: Inspirations, Drygate Brewery, 2015. (Image credit: Craig Gibson)