mathery reimagines drawing tools with pastello crayon helmet + shoes
 
mathery reimagines drawing tools with pastello crayon helmet + shoes
jun 03, 2014

mathery reimagines drawing tools with pastello crayon helmet + shoes


mathery reimagines drawing tools with pastello crayon helmet + shoes
all images courtesy of mathery studio

 

 

 

mathery studio has designed an immersive children’s space at the national gallery of victoria, melbourne, which focuses on transforming the surroundings through the simple act of drawing. ‘pastello’ is derived from the italian word for pastel — the principal material embodied by the project. the dedicated environment and tools they have created are based around the re-imagination of traditional drawing devices and processes, and shifts perceptions about the typical ways we think about materiality and media.

 


pastello draw act for NGV
video courtesy of mathery

 

 

 

at the exhibit, children will be presented with re-configured drawing contraptions and improvised coloring utensils, like crayon-clad helmets and shoes, which they may use to express themselves in odd and quirky ways through random bodily expression. the space becomes the media, activated by the participants, where the walls and floors translate into architectural and creative surfaces. the interactive exhibition can be experienced at the national gallery of victoria from now until august 31st, 2014.

mathery pastello helmet crayons
a helmet with crayons attached to the top allows kids to express their creativity in a new way

mathery pastello helmet crayons
crayons fixed to shoes bring a new definition to coloring outside of the lines

mathery pastello helmet crayons
crayon balls can be rolled on paper, fixed to the gallery walls

mathery pastello helmet crayons
three huge spheres add color to the walls

mathery pastello helmet crayons
helmets lines up for use

mathery pastello helmet crayons
children wearing helmets draw on the walls

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