A NEW exhibition is to be unveiled at the V&A Museum of Childhood which delves into the exploration of dreams, waking and conscious and what lies between the two. Dream On shall encompass several components including ceramic work by celebrated artist Christie Brown, installations from the museum’s projects with young people from St George’s Hospital Tooting and primary school children from Lauriston School Hackney.
The exhibition centres around the relationships we form with objects and our possessions and the power we give them, whilst also suggesting that, like in our dreams when we sleep, they come alive when we are not looking.
Brown’s contribution Ludus Est evocatively incorporates dolls and toys from her own childhood memories, displaying a narrative in which two dolls explore the museum once it is closed.
The exhibition features work from artists from a variety of disciplines. On display is the ceramic work of Brown who is also Emerita Professor of Ceramics at the University of Westminster in London. Also featured is the work of Katherine Tulloh, a painter and film maker from Hackney, whose work encapsulates ideas of memories within the present. The esteemed photography of Australian-native, Madeleine Waller, is also incorporated into the exhibition.
by Daisy Sewell
The exhibition is open from February 10, 2018 until January 20, 2019 at the V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9PA