AT PLAY 1

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At Play, curated by Cally Trench and Outi Remes, consisted of four exhibitions exploring ideas about play.

At Play 1, At Play 2 and At Play 3 took place at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, with production by South Hill Park.

At Play 2012 took place at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell; the New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham; and OVADA, Oxford.

Links to At Play 2; At Play 3; and At Play 2012

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At Play 1

At Play 1, with Territory (2005) by Cally Trench;
Skipping Rope (2006) by Pernille Holm-Mercer; and
Taking a Position (2008) by Judy Goldhill and Sophie Loss,

At Play 1

At Play 1,
with Sitting Slip (2009) performed by Philip Lee; and
My Brother Breathes for Me (2008) by Rosie Gibson

At Play 1 (in 2009) explored making magic and being transformed, passing the time, messing about and making a mess, being yourself and pretending to be someone else, having secrets, making dens, belonging to gangs, creating rules and rituals, taking dares and chances, making and exploring small worlds.

At Play 1 took place at South Hill Park, Bracknell from 18 April to 21 June 2009.

The artists in At Play 1 were Marco Cali, Marcin Gajewski, Rosie Gibson, Judy Goldhill and Sophie Loss, Susan Eyre, Cathy Hart and Esther Jervis, Aaron Head, Pernille Holm-Mercer, Ingrid Jensen, Philip Lee, Siobhan McAuley, Samantha Mogelonsky, Fedor Pavlov-Andreevich, Kay Sentance, Liz Whiteman Smith, John Tenniel, and Cally Trench.

The exhibition re-created in both adults and children a sense of what it is like to be a child at play. A highly interactive exhibition, it encouraged viewers to gaze, remember, touch, explore, trust, think, laugh, peer, concentrate, join in, bend down, take a chance .. and play.

For reviews of At Play 1 on a-n Interface, see:

Review by Tracey Jerome

Review by Areej Abdi

Review by April Bateman

For a short film about At Play 1, see:

youtube film by Arnaud Moinet

At Play 1

At Play 1
with Restricted View (Winter) (2008) and Restricted View (Summer) (2008)
by Susan Eyre

At Play 1

At Play 1,
with Build Your Own Hedge Maze (2009) by Samantha Mogelonsky; and
Artopoly (2009) by Liz Whiteman Smith

At Play 1

At Play 1
with Versus (2008) by Aaron Head;


At Play 1

At Play 1,
with My Brother Breathes for Me (2008) by Rosie Gibson;
Sitting Slip (2009) performed by Philip Lee; and
Curation Play (2008) by Ingrid Jensen

All photographs by Cally Trench.

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