States of Play considers how play shapes our lives and the world around us. Through the eyes of international makers and designers it presents playfulness as a way of being, of understanding the world and giving it form.
In an era of screen-based games, States of Play celebrates the physical stuff of play in ways that will delight, provoke or take you by surprise. Join us as we explore wonder, possibility, freedom, games and masquerade.
Play is sometimes a serious business – but it is always fun. Let this immersive, interactive show inspire you to inject renewed playfulness into your life, whatever your age.
Curated by the Crafts Council.
Supported by Arts Council England and British Council.
Workshops and events taking place during the exhibition. On 2 Aug at 2pm there will be a BSL (British Sign Language) walking tour of the exhibition.
Photo: Lumino City (screen shot), State of Play Games, 2014.