A History of Play - Eamon O’Kane

A History of Play - Eamon O’Kane

Fri 7 Apr - Sat 13 May 2017 Ground & First Floor Galleries

Artist Eamon O’Kane will transform the Ground Floor Gallery space into an interactive playful installation inspired by the educational play objects devised by educator and inventor of Kindergarten, Friedrich Fröbel. The installation comprises a number of elements including drawings, paintings and educational play materials known as Fröbel Gifts – colourful spheres, cylinders and tubes. These ‘gifts’ are used for unlocking creativity at an early age by teaching children about three-dimensional shapes and colours and their relationship to the environment and nature. The installation continues in the First Floor Gallery with projected animations and a response/play area.

Eamon O’Kane has exhibited widely and is the recipient of many awards and scholarships including the Taylor Art Award, The Tony O’Malley Award and a Fullbright Award. He has had over forty solo exhibitions including shows in Berlin, Frankfurt, Dublin, Zurich, New York and London and is Professor of Visual Art at Bergen Academy of Art & Design, Norway.

A History of Play is on loan from The Model, home of The Niland Collection, Sligo.

'A History of Play' is open Monday to Saturday 11am-5pm. Admission is Free.

LAUNCH EVENT: FRI 07 APR 7PM
FAMILY DAY: SAT 08 APR 12-3PM
ARTIST IN THE GALLERY: 18-21 APR
THE TODDLER TAKEOVER:  11 MAY
MORE ... Interview with Eamon O'Kane on Dublin Creative Review