Play Scape: with Yarrabah Special Developmental School
McClelland Sculpture park and gallery, 2019
Slow Art Collective worked with Yarrabah Special Developmental School. The project was included to co-create a giant, woven architectural installation, and a few other multi facets in the grounds and inside of McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery. More than 130 students visited McClelland over a seven week period.
The participatory, collaborative and fun works aimed to make an all abilities multi sensory environment for art and play. McClelland developed a bespoke set of workshops and tours to support the inclusion of all participants.
The project was based around the idea of slowly handcrafting social spaces for communication, connection, creativity, rest and play. It was an ephemeral processes and relationships not just the creation of a product. In this way, it was not what you saw that was most important but what took place: gentle exchanges, ideas, companionship, quality interactions and positive energy. Among other things, the work disrupted the myth that all people with autism like being alone.
This project was kindly supported by Creative Victoria and McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery