Mathery Design Studio created a multi sensory experience for children in the Victoria National Gallery.
Pastello re-imagined drawings tools and processes and created an immersive space to shift perceptions of traditional materiality and media of drawing.
The space designed to be interactive to enable children to break out of their comfort zones and to utilise their entire bodies in the drawing process.
This total immersion was carried out through sport, dance and performance, bodily expression and essentially turning the space into a playground to draw in.
Aspects from interior design, architecture, graphic design, product design, furnishing and film influenced the concept and gallery space for this project. The space in the gallery became the media, the walls the substrate and the drawing tools took the form of mutated scaled up everyday objects. Shoes, bicycle helmets, cutlery and balls.
This project brings up the importance of involving your whole body in a creative process. Immersing yourself completely in a concept and using unlikely tools push you to question the boundaries of an idea.