20 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015

Enter the dazzling world of Light Play…a unique exhibition which explores the creative potential of light.

Light Play transforms the entire Children’s Gallery into a dynamic light-based studio, with over-head projectors, illuminated light boxes, spotlights, interactive light tables and a multitude of diverse recycled materials. Children will investigate the different properties of light and discover how light interacts with materials, and then create their own kaleidoscopic patterns and luminous constructions.

Light Play embraces the philosophies of Reggio Emilia and REmida to make a creative space for young children aged three to eight years, which encourages collaborative play, experimentation and discover-based learning. The exhibition was developed by Ipswich Art Gallery staff in collaboration with early childhood specialists. Workshops are guided by a qualified leader in collaboration with children’s teachers, parents and carers.

Workshop dates: Monday 20 July – Friday 28 August 2015
Time: Monday to Friday, 9.30am and 11.30am
(NB: No workshops Thursdays at 9.30am)
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Ages: Children aged 3 – 8 years (max. 30 students per booking)
NB Minimum numbers apply. 2 or more booked groups may be combined in a session to enable the session to proceed.
Cost: FREE.
Bookings: Please click to view the Risk Assessment, Curriculum Links, Parent Teacher Guide and Education Resources. The Light Play poster is also available.
Curriculum Links: Essential Learnings (Visual Art, Mathematics),
Australian Curriculum (Science).
A pre-visit education resource will be emailed to teachers in advance.