GRAFT will run two days of free activities in their FUN exhibition for Lancaster Fun Palace.
On Saturday artists Sophie Chapman and Kerri Jefferis will run CREATE BUILD PLAY DESTROY – build your own mini adventure playground and take over the exhibition! Free art workshop: all ages & abilities welcomed!
Come and build the wildest adventure playground of your dreams. How would you make a playground if you were in charge of the design? What would you make it from? And what things would be in it? On Sat 5th October we are making a massive, (but miniature) adventure playground all afternoon during Fun Palaces weekend of actions. No red tape, no restrictions – the sky’s the limit (on a mini scale). Help us take over the exhibition! Swings that go all the way round, climbing walls into space, roundabouts that go turbo speed, skate parks for dinosaurs – whatever you can think of. Together we will make a mammoth, sprawling, (but mini) adventure playground. Lets see how much space we can take up with your ideas, then we can all play with it, take it home or tear it down!
On Sunday GRAFT will run interactive activities linked to FUN: an exhibition of eight emerging artists whose work celebrates the fun in art.
Access: Suitable for all ages and abilities, parents should remain with their children. All arts materials provided, wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy in! Whatever craft materials are left at the end participants are welcome to take home and keep making. (is the space wheelchair accessible? If so add this here please)
Bio: Sophie Chapman + Kerri Jefferis make art with other people to break the rules. Recently we made a film with acting enthusiasts in Beeston, south Leeds exploring people’s stories from living in the area and how we play in our everyday lives. We also worked with a working men’s club to paint a mural celebrating 100 years of people running the place cooperatively and welcome new members. Other projects have included a punk band and a book of letters written by anonymous contributors compiling yet unanswered questions they would like to ask their mothers.