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Step inside the creative minds of artists and play specialists Sarah Marsh and Stephanie Jefferies to explore this immersive installation of scribble sculptures, tactile shapes and cosy scented objects.
“Groups of people sitting around a plinth full of soft, bendy and scented linear objects; talking and laughing, sharing stories or perhaps, planning the rest of the day. Their hands move whilst they talk; automatically, free-flowing, they begin to shape the lines, bend and twist, wrapping around their arms and torso’s, linking them together, attempting to balance the lines, shaping their words, sculpting their conversations.” Sarah Marsh
Here conversations and interactions take on many forms; through the senses as you move, play and discover new things together. Mould, squash and wear the objects, join yourselves together or lie underneath the weighted objects. Take the opportunity to catch-up with friends and reflect on shared experiences; or as a moment to relax… where will the conversation lead you?
Created with families in mind, but open to all. Suitable for ages 0+
Free, drop in, no booking required.
Sarah Marsh (b.1980) and Stephanie Jefferies (b.1982) are artists and play specialists, currently working together as a collective.
Their respective specialisms inform their collective practice. Sarah’s work has evolved through experience collaborating with diverse audiences, including children with autism, dementia patients and people experiencing grief; Stephanie is an Early Years and Montessori trained educator and designer. The sensitivity of their practice can be felt in their work; developing interactive, sensory spaces with organisations including National Festival of Making, Tate, The Tetley, Whitworth Art Gallery, The Mosaic Rooms and The Hepworth Wakefield.
Not sure what to expect? Pre-empt your visit with a virtual tour of this immersive installation.