Playeum’s next hands-on exhibition, ‘Making It Home’ - will run from Tuesday 16th May – Sunday 29th October 2017. Focused on dreaming rooms, making spaces and creating places, it will celebrate the home as a source of creativity, artistry and thinking. The exhibition will allow children and parents to experience the home as the source of many ordinary materials that can have multiple purposes and can support imagination, innovation and sustainability.
The spaces within the Children’s Centre for Creativity will be transformed into different ‘rooms’, each with a different purpose, opportunities to explore, experiment and redefine. Children can dream of their future, bring together colours, materials and designs for floors walls and ceilings, with textiles, paint and construction material. All activities feature Playeum’s unique pedagogies and will be supported by Playeum’s trained team of Playmakers.
Within the freedom of the space, children will enjoy and play with ideas that can transform the centre into a unique sensory, aesthetic and making place, that children from all ages and backgrounds can truly make their home.
The Central Space – Creating Connections: How many children consider the pipes that have the important job of carrying water into and away from the home? This creative installation offers children the chance to encounter the versatility of PVC drain pipes and bring their personal ideas to make infinite installations that can create connections.
The Bedroom – Dreams & Drama: The bedroom has for a long time been a space and hideaway in which dreams and emotions are acted out. Inspired by dreams of their own, children will get to use textiles and more to transform themselves and engage in make-believe play.
The Future Living Room: Known as a communal space where multiple generations come together at home, talking and relaxing, the ‘Future Living Room’ invites children to think and play with movable cubes, explore upholstery with textiles, and build with different blocks to show their own ideas of how a ‘chair of the future’ could look.
The Storey Room: The store room is known to be a dark, slightly scary space that stores odd and sometimes discarded items. In ‘Making It Home’, the store room is transformed into a ‘story room’, with shadows and colours that uses technology to make everyday objects come to life for story-making.
The Laundry Room – Agile Textiles: The laundry room is a space where different types of textiles are gathered at home, and at ‘Making It Home’, it’s no different. Children can explore the world of laundry and cloth through weaving, printing and peg-play. They can watch their textile creations flow as they are hung from a laundry pole. Unlike at home, the children can safely play with the spinning fans to enjoy a kaleidoscopic effect.
The Kitchen – Cooking Up Ideas: The kitchen is a space for touch, smell and experimentation! Children will use a variety of materials such has magnets, sand and kitchen instruments to engage and focus on sensory play. Their explorations can also include the real herbs growing just outside the Children’s Centre for Creativity.
The Thinker’s Room: This interactive space allows children to share more about their ideas and creations in a purpose-built space, enabling them to document through photography and video.
The Playmaking Space – Pulling Up Ideas: Surrounded by quirky pulleys and a range of resources, children can explore and express their thoughts through tinkering and constructing creations with reusable materials, upcycling them to create something new for their own home.
Growing Space: Although Singapore is small and densely populated, it is a garden city. Playeum’s geodesic dome will be transformed into a multi-layered garden that provides shade and food. The garden will grow local and western herbs and solar powered lights will light up the dome at night. Find out more about our space: http://www.playeum.com/programmes-events