PLAYpark + INTERZONE – celebrating visual art in the city
September 20, 2013
PLAYpark – the art of creative play / crazy golf / chess / carnival games / Tea Cosy + INTERZONE – 6 inflatable sculptures across Aberdeen city centre.
28+29 September, 2013 27 – 29 September, 2013
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A PLAY park with a difference and a range of temporary street sculptures will be popping up in Aberdeen as part of a three-day arts programme aimed at celebrating visual art in the city.
INTERZONE by Ian Kettles and a participatory art project entitled PLAYpark – the art of creative play are spearheaded by leading north-east art agency SMART Consultants and supported by business organisation Aberdeen Inspired.
The two events will be held in the city centre over the weekend of September 27-29 and aim to provide a new experience of art within a familiar setting.
INTERZONE by Ian Kettles will see six inflatable sculptures installed across the city centre of Aberdeen with local people and families encouraged to take part in a quest to uncover their whereabouts. The public art project, that saw SMART work with Patricia Fleming Projects from Glasgow, will see a giant spray can, wrestling mask and a bicycle lock amongst other artefacts hidden across Aberdeen’s centre, with each sculpture challenging people to think differently about art in the city.
PLAYpark – the art of creative play will be held in Rubislaw Terrace Gardens on September 28-29 and will see SMART introduce a series of outdoor recreational games to the park with a focus on reactivating the underused green space. The agency has commissioned a group of local and internationally renowned artists and designers to design and build the games which look at bridging the gap between child and adult play by encouraging a physical interaction with art. Mini-golf with a difference, an oversized version of chess, hook the duck and other carnival games will all be on display, with members of the public able to take part in these traditional games with a modern twist.
During the weekend we there will also be an interactive shed from RSPB promoting their ‘give nature a home’ campaign and the ever popular Tea Cosy – alternative art, craft & design fair will be back with a small selection of stalls.
We hope you will be able to come out and play!
The SMART team
The Hallucinatory Zoo mini golf – by Colin Priest & John Walter
The Hattiesburg Chess – by John Walter
Hook The Duck – by Ilona Niemi
Hoop-Rarrr! – by Gabi Reith & Phil Thompson
Pie Face – by Amber Robertson & Natalie Kerr
Bog Standard – by Kirsty Russell
Tea Cosy Sheds –
Nervous Stitch & Clova Knits
Aubeebop Jewellery & Mags Gray Ceramics
The Apple Fell Down
Anne Marquiss Jeweller
Hannah Joy Scott / Paul Law / Aymee Charlton
Peacock Visual Arts
Food Shed – by Eat Beetroot
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