Artists including Nils Norman, Morag Colquhoun and Penny Wilson of Turner Prize Winning Assemble will be speaking at a conference to be held at Wrexham’s multi-award winning arts, markets and community venue, Tŷ Pawb, later this month.
The Art of Play Work will feature talks by artists, play workers and play experts, exploring the art of working with playing children, and the creative common ground shared by artists, playing children and play workers.
Other speakers confirmed for the event include lecturer, researcher and freelance consultant on children's play and playwork, Dr Wendy Russel, local playworkers Colin Powell and Mike Barclay and Ben Tawil of Ludicology.
This event is part of the public programme for Tŷ Pawb’s Play-Work exhibition (10th August – 27th October) which has seen the gallery transformed into an interactive playscape, including documentation of radical play work in Wrexham since the 1970s, Assemble’s film ‘The Voice of Children, ‘Eden’ - a new and interactive commission by artist Morag Colquhoun, and pushcart artworks inspired by artist Gareth Griffith.
The conference takes place on October 23.
More information can be found here - https://www.typawb.wales/playwork-conference