To celebrate, we've been responding to some of the works in the exhibition on Saturdays at the Shop of Possibilities: playing with materials the Under the Same Sun artists have used, building similar structures, and experimenting with the artists' techniques. Here's a rundown of what we got up to in June:
On the first Saturday in June, we picked up our paintbrushes and produced a collaborative temporary mural on the floor outside the Shop of Possibilities, inspired by Federico Herrero's commissioned mural on the playground on Pelican Estate.
The following weekend, we built a drum kit inspired by Carlos Amorales' We'll See How Everything Reverberates...then we spent the rest of the rainy afternoon making lots of noise!
|Left: Carlos Amorales, We'll See How Everything Reverberates, 2012. © Carlos Amorales. Photo courtesy Kristopher McKay|
The Playworkers started off another session by building a teetering tower of balanced objects, stacked carefully to echo the tortillas in Damian Ortega's Tortillas Construction Module.
|Left: Damián Ortega, Tortillas Construction Module, 1998. © Damián Ortega. Photo courtesy Kristopher McKay|
Throughout the afternoon, children deconstructed the stack, taking objects and re-appropriating them for their own play: the barrel became a ship, a table and a comfy sofa.
On the final Saturday in June, the temporary tattoos produced as part of Under the Same Sun were put to good use as we set up the first ever Shop of Possibilities tattoo parlour!
Check back next month for July's roundup of Under the Same Sun-inspired play!