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PLAY: Art that makes you move


Students play and engage with three different interactive artworks.



  • Curriculum strands: Visual Arts and Social Studies



  • Duration: One hour



  • Suitable: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary



  • NCEA: 1.2-2.2-3.2- 1.1-2.1-3.1



  • Cost: Free



  • Dates: 2 April -20 July 2018



Move and play through giant inflated capsules of Seung Yul Oh’s Periphery. Students will study how Oh used simple scientific rules to create extraordinary art works. Students explore the roles of air, form, space and scale in his artwork, they also discover and role of audience in interacting with the artwork through discussion and hands on activity.

Imagine and build your own cityscape using hundreds of wooden blocks designed by Sara Hughes for Heretaunga. The shapes referenced in the blocks are taken from buildings on Heretaunga Street and the surrounding streets in Hastings. Students find out about the buildings and places that Hughes took inspiration from. They learn how art can engage with specific sites and expand people’s experience of a place through discussion and interacting with the artwork

Touch, tap, strike and slap on the designs to trigger the sounds. Students make music with Campbell Tamahina Burns’ Inner Geometries. The copper tape design is connected to sound boards and each line of tape will trigger a different sound file. Students will be able to compose sequences or simply explore the sound response to their tracing of the design.

Each school visit will be split in to two parts, one part allows the students to play and interact with the art works and the second part is discussion and hands-on activities.



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