When:6- 27 October
Anne-Marie Jean is Artist-in-Residence at Lanyon Historic Homestead with her young daughter Camille in 2018. Together they are exploring the gardens and landscape through the seasons and making paintings, drawings and sculptures in response.
The exhibition Playing with Colour and Nature is an interactive exhibition for toddlers, offering hours of interactive fun for kids aged 0-4years and their carers. It brings all the fun, colour and texture of nature into the gallery, inviting toddlers and infants to play and create with the colourful sculptural artwork. The movable artworks will be reconfigured many times throughout the month as children touch and feel and move and explore the exhibition.
Jean’s art practice explores how she can expand on traditional Western landscape depiction so that it describes not just how a landscape looks when seen from a single point of view, but how it feels to actively explore and move through the landscape, how we experience it through all our senses, not just sight. Toddlers have no rules about how they create and experience things in nature so this exhibition of works celebrates their open-minded perceptions and invites them to join in the creative process.
For more information on her work you can read Anne-Marie’s Artist Statement.
Playing with Colour and Nature will be officially opened at 10.30 am on Saturday 6th October, with opening remarks by Penny Spoelder, Director ACT Historic Places.
The exhibition will be open to the public from 6-27 October.
TAC also welcomes group bookings from local children’s groups to come and experience the exhibition. Group bookings will be limited to a maximum group size of 15 and the recommend age of children is 1 to 4 years. To book a group visit email Aidan.Delaney@tuggeranongarts.com
Artist Anne-Marie Jean will also host a free ‘cutting and weaving’ workshop for infants and toddlers aged 18-months -3 years and their carers on Tuesday 16th October, from 10am -11.30am. Bookings essential: www.trybooking.com/YDVI