At Play 1: curated by Cally Trench and Dr Outi Remes

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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. 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.

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.

Read reviews on At Play 1 on a-n Interface: Review by Tracey Jerome and Review by Areej Abdi and Review by April Bateman.

Watch a short film about At Play 1: 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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