Playground is a week-long free exhibition of interactive art for children and families. This year the theme is Music/ Response, so it will be a noisy experience. If you or your child have sensory requirements, or find sound overwhelming, we've made space for a Quiet Hour where volume levels will be decreased and the lighting lowered.
Through music, we’re able to express every emotion, and with the show this year we’re asking a number of questions: In these divided times, is music and rhythm key to cohesion? How do we create empathy and understanding through sound? How do we use sound to connect to ourselves and each other?
The exhibition has been curated for 5-12 year olds, however everyone is welcome to drop-in during the gallery’s opening hours and it is FREE! If you or your child have sensory requirements, or find sound overwhelming, please join us for The Quiet Hour on the morning of Saturday 7th.
Secondary students from Crofton Academy School in Wakefield have been working with artist Alex McLean on experimental coding and music and will give a live lunchtime algorithmic drumming performance in the Millennium Gallery at 12.15pm on Friday 6 July 2018. At 12noon Alex will give an introduction to this and his other work for Playground this year.
In immersive video experience that explores the identity and self-representation of children and adolescents in video from the Internet.
This piece by Laura Kriefman of Hellion Trace encourages collaboration. Only by working together with other people are you able to hear the whole piece.
Tine Bech Studio
A digitally enhanced swing that brings responsive light, colour and sound to the simple act of swinging.
Yoto is a clever speaker designed by families, for families, using Montessori principles to empower children through play.
JazzDuck encourages children to listen and express themselves as they explore the sounds and musical potential of their world!
Jono Brandel and Lullatone
Whether it’s a message, essay, story, or poem explore a new way of writing. Make music while you write.
Discover music and videos through selected content from the YouTube Kids App
Alex McLean and pupils from Wybourn Community Primary
Messages hidden in knotted string with rhythms created by groups of children using contemporary live coding techniques.
Royal College of Art
Students from the Royal College of Art have created a fun and engaging machine so that you can really tell us about Playground.
Explore and remix the music of Puffin Rock through creative play, and share your masterpieces too.
A touch and listen based game, that is aimed at children with the Cochlear Ear Implant, teaching users the basics of Arabic
Google Creative Lab
Makes learning music more accessible to everyone through fun, hands-on experiments.
A collection of playful tools to inspire your kid’s creativity and creation.
Saturday 7th July
Join Handmade Cinema at 12noon for an afternoon of Movie Magic activities followed by the showing of Coco at 1pm.
10am - 11am Saturday 7th July
If you have sensory requirements, or find sound overwhelming, please join us for The Quiet Hour.
The School of Noise
Children in Sheffield have been working with School of Noise during the week of Playground.