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Simon & Tom Bloor: Planning for Play

Date uploaded: August 6, 2014

For the next edition of Site Gallery's Platform residency programme, the artists Simon & Tom Bloor will be making a series of new sculptural works under the title of 'Planning for Play'. The works will be based on their ongoing research into children’s play-spaces and the legacy of the postwar urban landscape. Using the residency period as a live studio, the artists will create a series of works that take as a starting point architect Richard Dattner’s assertion that ‘play is scope for action’.

Over the course of four weeks the artists will turn the galleries into a space where they can play with the act of making while allowing visitors opportunities to play with the act of engaging.

The residency runs from the 19th of August to the 20th of September 2014 and to find out more click here for the Platform blog.

About the artists:
Simon & Tom Bloor’s works and projects focus on our often ambivalent relationship to the structures of public space. They are currently developing large-scale public artworks in Cambridge and London and have been commissioned by Arnolfini Gallery and Bristol City Council as part of the Primary Capital Programme. Recent solo exhibitions have taken place at the Whitechapel Gallery (2013) South London Gallery (2011) and Modern Art Oxford (2010). They were born in Birmingham in 1973 and are amongst the founding directors of Eastside Projects, Birmingham.

Site Gallery receives support from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation who are funding their programme of Platform Residencies from 2013 to 2016.