28 July - 26 August 2017 (exhibitions)
11:00am - 6:00pm
6, 13 & 20 August 2017 (workshop)
Little Creator workshop: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Toy-story telling: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Whiteaways Arcade
By Registration for workshop
COSMICOMIC Toyscape is inspired by the literature of Italo Calvino which tells enchanting stories about the universe combining imagination with scientific facts and phenomenons in cosmology. Organized by Booku, the "toyscape" consists of 6 life-sized toys from 16 enthusiastic designers, with the intention of the toys to inspire possibility and to provide an exciting introduction to science beyond the classroom. Following the narrative of Cosmicomics, the toys will convey scientific concepts such as movement, probability, and colour formation in a manner that can be enjoyed by a younger audience.
COSMICOMIC Toyscape is series of life-size toys, inspiring possibility and creativity through the convergence of the arts and science in this adaptation of Italo Calvino’s Cosmicomics.
Throughout the length of the exhibition, BOOKU will run ‘little creator workshops’ every Sunday morning where children can take part in the process of creation and making in the light of Cosmicomics. This will include The Drawing Device, Colours and Without Colours, and Toy Making. In the evenings, they will have interactive storytelling sessions of life-sized toys around the exhibition space.