Children and their carers are invited to explore and spend time together in this beautiful sensory play space for children of 3 years and up, designed to explore a variety of materials (wood, stone, sand, mirrors, modelling clay, fabric) and processes (weaving, plaiting, drawing, making, arranging).
The space was originally designed as a response room for Elemental, a sculptural exhibition for children by artists Caoimhe Kilfeather and Karl Burke, curated by Cleo Fagan of Superprojects.
Make Space provides a contemplative, reflective place encouraging children and adults to explore a variety of natural materials considering their physical qualities: weight, texture, colour, sound.
Participants are invited to consider how these everyday materials make up the natural and built environment around us. They are encouraged to manipulate and explore the characteristics of the materials through pouring, weaving, tracing, mark making, arranging.
The space also provides a place for relaxing, open-ended, inter-generational shared play and the opportunity for quiet, reflective conversation.
Make Space will be installed in Draíocht Arts Centre on 11 June and will run for two weeks.
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