Collective PLAY:

Events Play

22 — 24 May 2021  

11am - 4pm (pre-booked morning or afternoon slot) 

This in an archived entry from 2021.

Join us at Collective for a weekend of free, socially distanced, outdoor play and crafty activities for local families and under 12s.

Taking inspiration from Christian Newby’s new large-scale textile work in the City Dome, Collective Play: Warp/Weft invites children and families to take part in creative play and fibre art activities across the site!

Throughout the weekend:

  • Try your hand at weaving with artist and maker Rhona Jack as the City Observatory pillars become a giant loom!
  • Claim your free fibre craft and play pack, designed by Rhona with everything you’ll need to make your own tapestries using recycled materials
  • Visit Christian Newby’s exhibition, Boredom>Mischief>Fantasy
    : learn about the tools Christian used to create his textile work, and see how many different motifs you can spot in the tapestry
  • Explore the history and nature of Calton Hill using our family-friendly trails.

Collective PLAY: Warp/Weft is free, donations welcome, but booking a timed entry slot via Eventbrite is required.

*** To allow as many families as possible to enjoy this limited capacity event, please book tickets for one day/time slot only ***

Every care has been taken when organising this event to ensure the safety of visitors, staff, and to adhere to COVID-19 government guidelines:

  • Pre-booked tickets with timed entry slots will allow us to maintain a safe number of visitors to Collective Play at all times.
  • Book a ticket for a 1-hour entry slot, arrive anytime within that hour, and leave when you wish.
  • Materials packs have been carefully packaged using sanitised hands and will be yours to keep after the event.
  • Children and adults will be asked to sanitise their hands before taking part in the giant weaving activity, and numbers will be limited to ensure social distancing.
  • All play will take place outdoors. Collective is based in a large public park, Calton Hill and, after taking part in the on-site activities, we encourage families to take their materials packs out into the park to explore.

Rhona Jack is a multi-disciplinary artist, living and working in Dundee, whose practice is formed by a combination of sculpture and fibre art, often blurring the lines between art, craft and design. She graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2017 and is currently a Committee Member of GENERATORprojects. Recent exhibitions include ‘Wear and Tear’ (Nomas* Projects, Dundee, 2021), ’Women in Print' (Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, 2020), Platform (City Art Centre, Edinburgh, 2020), Reduct (Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2020), Satellite (Summerhall, Edinburgh, 2018), Inside:Outside and An Isolated Process (both MERZ Gallery, Sanquhar, 2020).

If you have any questions about Collective Play please get in touch: [email protected]