A week long exhibition of specially commissioned interactive digital art pieces, games, brand new apps and virtual reality headsets for children and families to play with. With digital crafts and hands-on activities and workshops.
Most of the time when you go to a traditional Art Gallery you are asked to look with your eyes and not touch. At this exhibition we're going to let you touch the art. In fact we insist.
The exhibition has been curated for 5-12 year olds, however everyone is welcome to drop-in during the gallery’s opening hours and it is FREE!
If you’d like to bring a group you must book your trip in ADVANCE with Cassie Kill
Rain or Shine is a short VR film made for Google Spotlight Stories. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, there’s a spring in everybody’s step.
A Tale Unfolds
A selection of films that were written, performed and filmed by 7-11 year olds in their primary school English lessons.
Future Aleppo - Virtual Reality
A child’s model of Aleppo preserved in Virtual Reality, a city that many children have fled from.
An interactive papercraft cityscape of the center of Aleppo, including all the key landmarks.
A fun interactive game where you the sound of coconuts hitting each other to race horses.
The Gruffalo Spotter is an augmented reality app. Follow a trail of clues, tracking footprints of favourite characters from The Gruffalo.
Justyna Zubrycka and Matas Petrikas
Companions are interactive wooden dolls that emotionally support kids in their everyday life.
Live Action VR - Chosen by Kids
Colour in our VR cardboard headsets, use them to visit animals in Wildlife Parks, and many other magical places and then take your creation home!
Encourages creative thinking and social interaction by expanding gameplay beyond the screen.
Master the basics of circuit building using conductive paint and bring this animated party of revelers to life.
Invent on the go – and change the world – with the snap of an alligator clip, transforming everyday objects into Internet touchpads.
Autogami is a little car that runs on sun!
Technology Will Save Us
Play, learn and invent! Kids make their own sculptures with homemade dough and bring them to beeping, blinking life with LED eyes, buzzers and switches.
We would love to hear from Artists that are interested in working with Children and Schools in and around Sheffield who would love to get involved.
The website from last year is archived here and you can find photos from the event here.
This is the archive of the 2017 Playground exhibition website.
For more information please see the current site or contact us.