Exhibition offers chance to have fun, be playful

A new exhibition in Invercargill is set to provide some fun and celebrate the simple joy that comes from informal play.

The exhibit "Play" at He Waka Tuia, which opened to the public over the weekend, displays a range of contemporary art and traditional toys and explores a range of hands-on activities to stimulate the creativity and enjoyment of families.

He Waka Tuia manager Sarah Brown (left) and curator Gemma Baldock explore part of the new...
He Waka Tuia manager Sarah Brown (left) and curator Gemma Baldock explore part of the new exhibition "Play". PHOTO: LUISA GIRAO

He Waka Tuia manager Sarah Brown and curator Gemma Baldock finalised the last parts of the exhibition late last week and said it was developed for children, families and the young at heart.

"It's more than an exhibition. There's lots to look at but also to touch and play with and then also things that will unlock some core memories for some visitors," Ms Brown said.

"There are a lot of different experiences. We have tactile, some creation spaces, some artefacts — just a whole lot of things that we really hope people come to enjoy."

Ms Baldock said this would be a perfect fit for the school holidays.

"It is the perfect place to come for some entertainment during that time."

The exhibition runs until July 24.

 

 

 

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