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At Play 2012

30th June to 4th August 2012

Now in its 4th year of running, At Play 2012 will bring together 22 artists, making participatory, engaging and interactive work in a variety of art forms ? across three different venues. Inspired by the Olympic Games coming to Britain, artists consider ideas about the structure of play, exploring the way that play can be free and spontaneous or bound by rules and conventions such as in board games or sports. The viewer is invited to gaze, remember, touch, explore, trust, think, laugh, peer, concentrate and join in. Take a chance... and play. At Play encourages you to feel like a child again.

South Hill Park Arts Centre,
21 April ? 17 June 2012
The starting line for At Play 2012, South Hill Park will be presenting a wide variety of exciting works from artists: Leszek Blyszczynski, Andi Chapple, James R. Ford, Flora Gare, Nick Kennedy, Philip Lee, Dan Lovelace, Sousan Luqman, Nyeema Morgan, Martina O?Shea, Katherina Radeva, Guy Tarrant, Cally Trench, Kim Walker and Mary Yacoob.

New Ashgate Gallery,
8 June ? 14 July 2012
South Hill Park will pass the baton over to the New Ashgate Gallery where works by AM Bruno, Linda Francis, Flora Gare, Este MacLeod, Kirsty E Smith and Cally Trench will be exhibited.

OVADA, Oxfordshire
29 June ? 4 August 2012
The finishing line for At Play will be at OVADA in Oxford exhibiting work by:
Leszek Blyszczynski
James R.Ford
Linda Francis
Flora Gare
Rebecca Glover
Nick Kennedy
Philip Lee
Dan Lovelace
Sousan Luqman
Nyeema Morgan
Katherina Radeva
Martina O?Shea

Ann Rapstoff
Guy Tarrant
Cally Trench
Mary Yacoob.
Private view with live performances: 29 June 2012, 6pm.

Please visit our Listings Page for details of supporting Events and Activities throughout the Exhibition, which include an Experimental Ideas Sharing Session and Family Workshops.

At Play 2012 is a project in partnership with the New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey, South Hill Park, Berkshire, and OVADA, Oxfordshire, exploring concepts of play and participation. At Play is collaboratively produced and curated by Dr Outi Remes, Director of the New Ashgate Gallery, and Cally Trench, artist and independent curator. It is supported by the Arts Council England.

The 'At Play 2012' catalogue is available from: Lulu

Watch the 'At Play 2012' video on Vimeo

'At Play' is open to all OVADA members. Free membership will be available throughout the exhibition. For any enquiries please email:
The exhibition will be open: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 10am - 4pm or By Appointment.
The warehouse is just a few minutes walk from both the Town Centre and Oxford Rail Station and is located on the corner of Osney Lane and Woodins Way:

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