Wed 12 Oct – Fri 16 Dec
Wendy McMurdo’s photographs explore the psychological world of the child, expressed through play. Specially selected from her past 15 years’ work, this comprehensive exhibition included many pieces never before exhibited in the UK.
Made within the school, the family; and the museum, the artist has shadowed many groups of children, watching as they explore and develop. Carrying qualities of both historic painting and documentary photography her images give a sense that these children are both in the ‘real’ world and not – seemingly transported to another place by their imaginary activities.
Childhood is an ever-changing phenomenon; early images picture the beginnings of digital learning for very young children while in more recent works, digital play is the dominant form.
Wendy McMurdo’s Exhibition ran between Wed 12 Oct – Fri 16 Dec 2011.
See also associated Artist Talk