We are going to fill the Site Gallery with a range of specially commissioned interactive digital art pieces, games, brand new apps and virtual reality headsets for children and families to play with. There will also be digital crafts and hands-on activities.
Most of the time when you go to a traditional Art Gallery you are asked to look with your eyes and not touch. Site Gallery is not a traditional Art Gallery. At this exhibition we're going to let you touch the art. In fact we insist.
The exhibition has been curated for 5-12 year olds, however everyone is welcome to drop-in during the gallery’s opening hours and it is FREE!
Please note that school visits are taking place Tues-Fri 9.30-12noon.
If you’d like to bring a group you must book your trip in ADVANCE with Niki Colclough, Young People’s Programme Manager at the Site Gallery:
The Manor Maker’s are challenging social stereotypes by learning and making fun.
Follow the blue fairy! We’re going to take you somewhere else in a HTC Vive VR headset.
A portable video game arcade. A pop up virtual kingdom. A suite of local multi-player arcade machines built from cardboard.
Take a sneaky peek behind the doors, into the digital playground of Sago Mini.
Play, make decisions, affect the outcome of the story, and your journey is printed out.
Lost My Name
Amazingly easy-to-use animations that bring your drawings to life making them even more magical.
Created as part of Tate Worlds, explore a magical Minecraft world inspired by Peter Blake’s artwork
A unique one dimensional game, control the LED strip by wobbling a door stop spring.
An adventure bringing the fun of Minecraft and United for Wildlife conservation campaign together.
Make reactive and interactive projects – a robot, digital pet, anything you can think of!
Interactive wooden dolls that inspire nurturing play and emotional connection.
For today’s tinkerers, dreamers, and makers the mobility to invent anytime, anywhere.
Cubetto is a playful wooden robot, powered by the first programming language you can touch.
Taking gameplay beyond a screen, turning any physical object into a connected game piece.
Master the basics of circuit building using conductive paint and bring this animated party of revellers to life.
Tech Will Save Us
Create sculptures and scenes using dough, then bring them to life with light and sound.
Saturday Club - Showroom
The Showroom are putting on a special Saturday club see Ponyo and take part in fun art activities for £6.50
The exhibition is being organised by and coincides with The Children's Media Conference in Sheffield. The Children's Media Conference is for people who work in children's media and entertainment. Everything that you can watch, buy or play with is made by people who come to this conference. They come from all over the UK from companies like Cartoon Network, CBBC, Nickelodeon and Disney, and some come for other parts of the world to show and talk about the media they make for young people in their countries. This exhibition is also a chance for them to see the latest things that are happening in the industry they are working in beyond television screens, books and traditional toys.
We hope you enjoy your visit to Playground, let us know what you think.
Site Gallery is Sheffield’s leading international contemporary art space, supporting artists specialising in moving image, new media and performance. Pioneering emerging art practices and ideas, Site Gallery works in partnership with local, regional and international collaborators to nurture artistic talent and support the development of contemporary art. The heart of what they do, is connecting people to artists and to art, inspiring new thinking and debate through a public programmes and participatory activity.