Playground 2021

What is Playground?

Playground is an exhibition for children taking place at Site Gallery from 1-11 July this summer.

Playground has invited some of the world’s most innovative artists, developers and companies specialising in creative and interactive play to show their cutting-edge projects.  All the exciting activities you can take part in are listed below.

This year’s theme is What If?

Families, parents & children

Children and families are welcome to play with and explore interactive games at Site Gallery. Come into the gallery to make some noise, enjoy yourselves and have some fun!

Playground is aimed at 5-12 year olds, however everyone is welcome to visit during the gallery’s opening hours and it is FREE!

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The Playground Maker Table is open for children to take part in hands-on digital and craft making so get creative this summer.

Have a look at photos from Playground 2019 to see the sort of thing you can expect.

Schools & teachers

Teachers are invited to bring their pupils on a school visit to Playground.

KS1 & KS2 children are welcome to explore new pieces of cutting-edge art, and take part in imaginative play and games.

Join the Playground Teachers e-list to get regular updates.

Email to enquire about school bookings and COVID-19 safety:

playground@thechildrensmediaconference.com

Maker activities

Photo credit: Jules Lister

SPACE

Photo credit: Jules Lister

When is it?

Thursday
1st July

3.30 – 6pm

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Friday
2nd July

3.30 – 6pm

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Saturday
3rd July

The Quiet Hour
11am – 12pm
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12.30 – 5.30pm
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Sunday
4th July

11am – 3:30pm

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Tuesday
6th July

1 – 6pm

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Wednesday
7th July

1 – 6pm

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Thursday
8th July

1 – 6pm

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Friday
9th July

1 – 6pm

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Saturday
10th July

The Quiet Hour
11am – 12pm
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12.30 – 5.30pm
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Sunday
11th July

11am – 3.30pm

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Where is Playground?

Site Gallery
1 Brown Street
Sheffield
S1 2BS

0114 281 2077
sitegallery.org

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2021 Exhibits

ARPS

Will Hurt

Augmented Reality PlaySpace (ARPS) is an interactive and physical installation in which people can move physical objects and watch their virtual counterparts do incredible things on screen.

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Assemble with Care

ustwo games

Maria is a globe-trotting antique restorer, and when she arrives in the sun-soaked town of Bellariva, she has no idea just how broken it will turn out to be.

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Augmented Reality Masks

Guillaumit

For Playground Makerspace, Guillamit has created augmented reality activated masks for children to create, explore, and share with their friends.

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Dream, Design, Create

Sas and Yosh

This large two-sided illustration explores the imagination of children and the unending possibilities of collaborative creative design.

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Kinetic Landscape

Kinetic Landscape Collective – Royal College of Art

Part sculpture, and part data collection system, Kinetic Landscape is a creative concept for collecting opinions and feedback from guests at Playground.

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Lovely Weather We're Having

Julian Glander

An atmospheric 3D explorer thingy about going outside with a dog. Responds to local weather data, simulates actually being outside.

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Making it up as we go along

Kisha Bradley & Wybourn Community Primary & Nursery School, Sheffield

You can play with augmented reality games created by school children from Wybourn School.

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Nour: Play With Your Food

Tj Hughes

Nour: Play With Your Food is an experimental food art game designed to make you hungry.

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Smile While

Matthew Keff

Smile While is an interactive work about silliness and feelings. The screen will recognize a viewer’s face and react when it sees people smiling.

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TADO: AR Character Hunt

TADO

Get out and about with TADO. A series of cheeky Augmented Reality (AR) characters are dotted around locations in Sheffield City Centre. Track them down using your smartphone and a map.

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TADO: The Character Design Studio

TADO

An interactive space within Playground for people of all ages to get busy and have fun creating character designs of their own.

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The NeverEnding Cinema

Studio Pointer*

In The NeverEnding Cinema you can create movies in which a great variety of wildlife star in a great variety of film genres, from comedy to thriller, from drama to action film.

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Untitled Goose Game

House House

Untitled Goose Game is a slapstick-stealth-sandbox, where you are a goose let loose on an unsuspecting village.

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Maker Table

Every Day

The Playground Maker Table is open for you to take part in hands-on digital and creative making.

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The Quiet Hour

11:00 – 12:00, 3 & 10 July

If you have sensory requirements, or find sound overwhelming, please join us for The Quiet Hour.

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Check it out

Discover our recommendations for other local activities and online resources.

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YouTube lounge

Photo credit: Jules Lister

Panoramical guitar

Photo credit: Jules Lister

We would love to hear from you. Please send your feedback to:

playground@thechildrensmediaconference.com

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With kind support from...

CMC Playground Exhibition Partner

CMC Playground Funder

CMC Playground Partners