12 – 13 March 2016
PLAYING SHOP is a performance, an exhibition and ashop for children aged 6-10 and people who identify as adults.
Created by self-proclaimed child-hater Nicola Gunnand super-enviro-mum Nat Cursio, PLAYING SHOP is an art shop where the bodies of two ‘real’ artists onoffer as canvases (Gunn and Cursio), and with the guidance of a mini-labour-force of child-agents, child-critics and child-shop-keepers, people of any age are invited to become the art makers.
A mischievous and adventurous consideration of consumerism, child labour, aesthetic value and anarchy, PLAYING SHOP provocatively questions whether the value of the experience outweighs the waste produced in its creation.
We give them something to do; they give us art.
It will get messy.
“Nicola Gunn’s theatre is tantalising, entertaining, ridiculous and often bewildering in the best possible way. This marvellously eccentric, charming and mischievous performer has created yet another stylish, inventive and startling work... mesmerising and unforgettable."
HERALD SUN ON "PIECE FOR PERSON & GHETTO BLASTER"
“The Middle Room is charming and confronting, and without doubt the most intimate participatory performance I've encountered... a playful and strange odyssey that retunes the mind to the most subliminal and easily overlooked aspects of human intimacy... cleverly conceived to transform you from passive spectator into willing collaborator... your curiosity and engagement are likely to be rewarded with an intense and memorable experience.”
CAMERON WOODHEAD, THE AGE ON "THE MIDDLE ROOM"
Free show – Bookings required
Written and Created by
NICOLA GUNN, NATALIE CURSIO