Play Rebellion is an interactive exhibition created by artist Pippa Hale.
Pippa Hale is a Leeds-based artist interested in connecting people and places. Although she works mainly in the public realm and with heritage venues or collections, since having children of her own she has become increasingly interested in play. The one-metre cubes presented in the gallery are PlayShapes which break down into steps, triangles, polygons, rectangular prisms, and cylinders. These can be refigured into limitless combinations to create sculptures, installations or playscapes.
The exhibition encourages visitors of all ages to come together through play, to rebel against the system and reconnect with their genius levels of creativity (a term conceived by Dr George Land in his TEDxTuscon talk ‘The Failure of Success’, February 2011), and with each other. Visitors are invited to take some time out to reconfigure their world, to make spaces to play, to inspire, to reflect, to relax, to challenge and to talk.