6 Nov 2022

Emily Floyd's exhibition explores child's play

From Standing Room Only, 1:46 pm on 6 November 2022

Australian installation artist and sculptor Emily Floyd is about to reveal to Dunedinites an exhibition about the history of childcare that she's created since coming to the city on a research visit earlier this year.

Emily, the daughter of toymakers, investigates play in the show Keeping it Complex, Keeping it Connected, and includes lots of opportunities for children and their parents to interact with many of the sculptures.  But she says there are a few fragile pieces in this show that may have to be kept up high!

Her day job is Senior Lecturer in the Fine Art Program at Melbourne's Monash University.  But this year she's also the Dunedin Public Art Gallery Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa International Visiting Artist for 2022.

Emily Floyd tells Lynn Freeman that she uncovered some great material while carrying out research in Ōtepoti for this show.

Keeping it Complex, Keeping it Connected opens on 12 November at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.