Hamilton Gallery

Exhibition Invitation - EVERYDAY PLAY / PLAY EVERY DAY

Exhibition: Saturday 25 June to Sunday 28 August.

Opening Event: Saturday 2 July 10.30am

Workshops: Monday 4 to Wednesday 6 July 10.30am

Entry to this speciality exhibition designed for children is free!


play everyday / every day play

beci orpin

This exhibition by Melbourne based artist and designer, Beci Orpin, is an ode to those things which we play with that are not manufactured toys – a chair, pots and pans, a sheet on the clothes line. These simple every day items often bring the best sense of fun and enjoyment.

Play is an innate human sense, and although essential to human development the unsythesized creativity we use during play is something we lose as we get older. In the modern world there are many options for play – toys to develop every sense and ability, playgrounds to explore and synthesised experiences to stimulate all senses. Even with these options, instead of the toy, a child wants to play with the box. Play can happen anywhere, with almost anything.

Little kids, big kids and kids at heart are invited to discover this fun and interactive exhibition alongside a series of hands-on workshops and a special opening event – see details below.


Exhibition Opening

Saturday 2 July / 10.30 am

A special opening event for kids, families and lovers of all things play!

Come and celebrate the most playful exhibition to hit Hamilton Gallery- meet the artist, get hands-on in crafty workshops and enjoy kids party food by Cafe Gray!

This free event is suitable for all ages and there’s no need to book.

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Exhibition image by Madi Whyte, Beci Orpin at HG, Exquisite Corpse Sculpture


Beci Orpin Workshops at HG. Photos: Jacinta Moore, Hello Lunch Lady
Beci Orpin Workshops at HG. Photos: Jacinta Moore, Hello Lunch Lady
Beci Orpin Workshops at HG. Photos: Jacinta Moore, Hello Lunch Lady

Make a Pet Rock

Ages 3-7

Monday 4 July

Price: $15

Leaf Creatures

Ages 8-12

Tuesday 5 July

Price: $15

3D Paper Magnets

Ages 10-14

Wednesday 6 July

Price: $15

Workshop Photography by Jacinta Moore for ‘Hello Lunch Lady’. ‘PLAY’ Title by Michael Pham. Exhibition Photography by Madi Whyte for Hamilton Gallery.