SATURDAY 20TH - THURSDAY 25TH JULY, baltic centre for contemporary art
Are you and your kids bored of soft play centres and identikit playgrounds? Looking for something creative where you can do your own thing? Then come and try PlayShapes as part of the MAPS Festival programme.
Conceived by artist Pippa Hale as an antidote to the rigid formats and primary colours of children’s play areas, PlayShapes allow children to create their own sculptures, installations or playscapes.
Inside the gallery you’ll find a number of 1m3 coloured cubes that break down into polygons, rectangular prisms, cylinders and steps that can be reconfigured into limitless combinations to make dens, seats and obstacle courses on which to climb, slide, crawl, balance, jump or roll.
But be warned! Towards the end of each session, kids and grown-ups must work together to reassemble the cubes in a game of giant 3D Tetris.
PlayShapes will run from Saturday 20th July - Thursday 25th July
The session times across the days are:
Session 1 - 10:15am – 11:00am
Session 2 - 11:30am – 12:15pm
Session 3 - 1:00pm – 1:45pm
Session 4 - 2:15pm – 3:00pm
Session 5 - 3:30pm – 4:15pm
Session 6 - 4:45pm – 5:30pm
There are access sessions on 20th, 23rd and 25th July ; a quieter, more relaxed opportunity to visit PlayShapes. Suitable for those on the autistic spectrum and their families, but open to anyone who feels they might benefit.
Saturday 20th July - 10:15am - 11:00am
Tuesday 23rd July - 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Thursday 25th July - 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Tickets are priced at £3.50 per person.
All tickets are ‘General Admission’ and tickets must be booked for all attendees, including parents and carers.
PlayShapes was commissioned by Chalk and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and supported using public funding by Arts Council England.