Early Childhood Education Programme

PLAY: Art that makes you move

Children play and engage with three different interactive artworks.

Move and play through giant inflated capsules of Seung Yul Oh’s Periphery. Children 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 a 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. Find out about the buildings and places that Hughes took inspiration from during your visit.

Touch, tap, strike and slap on the designs to trigger the sounds. Children 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. Children will be able to compose sequences or simply explore the sound response to their tracing of the design.

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


  • Duration: 45 minutes to one hour
  • Suitable: Early Childhood
  • Cost: Free
  • Dates: 2 April -20 July 2018