(Till 26 April 2020)
Current Hands-on Exhibition:
14 May 2019 to 26 April 2020
I-Opener features the aesthetic and sensory play-worlds inspired by the artistic designs and creations of four artists with a disability, Dr Dawn-joy Leong, Cavan Chang, Sol Pickens and Jo Devadason. Co-curated and produced by Playeum's Creative Directors Imran Mohamad and Dr. Esther Joosa, and Tech Catalyst Din Chan, the exhibition invites children aged 1 to 12 to explore their senses through play and the arts.
Find out more about the different spaces below:
by Dr. Dawn-joy Leong
Clement Space is a sensorial interactive space designed, produced and created by
Dr. Dawn-joy Leong, an autistic artist. In a time in which the world seems increasingly void of calm, her focus on white in her design allows children to explore their senses by feeling, interacting and changing the moveable elements.
by Cavan Chang
Cavan Chang is an artist with Down syndrome. His Cavan Scope is an invitation for his audiences to enter his colourful world, and create a multitude of new collages by playing with his artworks. Cavan Scope also extends with The Eye Track Painter that invites children to traverse visually and explore the mysteries of sight and illusion through eye-tracking.
by Sol Pickens
SOLScape is inspired by the two-dimensional artwork of Sol Pickens, a young boy with autism. He makes his drawings come to life and transforms them into three-dimensional structures. In this space, children are invited to transfer their own two-dimensional works into three-dimensional playscapes.
by Jo Devadason
Jo Devadason is a poet with Down syndrome and the voice behind Poetree, that can be found around the space. From an early age, she developed a love for books imaginary play and self-expression. Her poetry and wordplay gives voice to her views and perceptions of the exhibition.
Young audiences can further explore the following technological inventions and play areas created and designed by Din Chan, Imran Mohamad and Dr. Esther Joosa:
The Maker Space
A space that will always remain core to Playeum and where children’s innate creativity, critical thinking, communication and sensitivity to one’s self and others manifests.
Tyre Light Play
Discover and play with shadows and light at this space.
Draw, experiment and transform your artworks to a hologram.
A space where creative minds meet, set directions and create mindful collaborations.
The Eye Track Painter
Create colourful collages by letting just your eyes roam.