The Play Museum
Artist in residence project & event 2015
Company: Imaginary Theatre/ Kurilpa Community kindergarten
Role: Creator/ Facilitator
In The Play Museum, children are experts in play. Adults are their support staff. Together we construct, explore, imagine, curate, shape and enjoy play.
This carefully curated multi-artform project was created by artist's Verena Curr and Nathan Stoneham, who worked within the kindergarten community over a ten week residence to develop this enriching arts experience with the children and staff, responding directly to their interests, priorities and ideas.
The project provoked, extended upon and celebrated play, equipped children with skills in group collaboration, deep thinking and reflection, creative problem solving, and introduced them to diverse creative processes and techniques across a range of art forms.
The Play Museum culminated in an interactive installation event held at Kurilpa. This was an opportunity for carers, family and friends to experience the outcomes of the project, and to see the art works that the children had created over the course of the residency. Visitors to The Play Museum were able to interact with various artistic and play based experiences, including sharing conversations and ideas with children and engaging with performances, video and visual art/ play installations.
Verena Curr: Creator & Facilitator
Nathan Stoneham: Creator & Facilitator
Created with Kurilpa Community Kindergarten in collaboration with children, teachers, and centre staff.
The Play Museum was supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Images & Video by Nathan Stoneham
20 Oct - 12 Dec 2015