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Hands On by We Make Carpets

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On display from 9 Jun–9 Sep

Supreme Court Wing, Level B1, Koh Seow Chuan Concourse Gallery


WHO SAYS SPONGES DO NOT BELONG IN A MUSEUM?

From pool noodles to kitchen sponges, did you know that there are many things in your home that can be used to create art? Dutch art collective, We Make Carpets, taps into the creative potential of everyday objects, experimenting with different materials to create playful and intricate works of art. Their inventive artworks help us to see familar objects in new and interesting ways!

FOR THE KIDS

  • Look at the artworks. What shapes can you spot? What patterns do you see?
  • Use the pool noodles, MDF tiles and Velcro pieces to add new colours and patterns to the artworks.
  • Come back to see the kaleidoscope of colours that other visitors have created, and try creating new patterns yourself.

For more fun activities, purchase an Art Pack from one of the Children's Festival vending machines around the Gallery.

CREDIT LINE

We Make Carpets. Hands On. The Netherlands. 2018. Everyday objects. Based on an exhibition first commissioned by National Gallery Victoria (NGV, Melbourne and developed in collaboration with We Make Carpets in 2017–18. Collection of the artists. Adapted for Children's Festival: Small Big Dreamers 2018.

MUSIC FOR THE EXHIBITION HANDS ON BY BOB WAARDENBURG

33 min 5 sec


Who are We Make Carpets?
Who are We Make Carpets?

About the artist

We Make Carpets (founded 2009) is an art collective formed by Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten and Bob Waardenburg. They work together to create site specific and sometimes interactive artworks. These artworks are known as installations. A group of artists working together is known as a collective.

Installation Views

Hands On

Hands On

We Make Carpets

Hands On

Hands On

We Make Carpets

Hands On

Hands On

We Make Carpets