CATHERINE SEWELL



Catherine Sewell
Landscape
Digital Photograph
© 2008

The next installment of The Playground Project, this exhibition takes a look at moments of adult play through design: textiles; space; object; image. How do you play? Is it sensation or scenario? Solitary or surrounded? The silver lining or the lining of a jacket? Play up. Play on. Play ball.

"Over the past few years I’ve been keeping a record of moments of play in my life, in everyday situations I see and from stories I hear from others. The more I’ve thought about the ways that adults play, the more infinite these ways seem. Childhood, games, sport, sex, laughter, fantasy, ingenuity, creativity, risk, syncopation, repetition, rehearsal…the list goes on. My aim then, has become more about igniting the imagination of individual play. For this exhibition I chose a number of images that symbolise the different ways I have observed adults play. An experiment in how clothing, textiles, image and object can sit playfully. It is not just a public display of playfulness, it is a reminder to notice and hold on to playful moments in life." – Catherine Sewell