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Roxy Topia and Paddy Gould: Let Your Ideas Come Back As Children

The Weird Futures season begins at the Bluecoat with a family-friendly exhibition that explores what the world of work will look like in the future, through the eyes of children.

Time

11:00am - 5:00pm

Date

Sun 21 July - Sun 29 September 2024

Paddy Gould and Roxy Topia: Let Your Ideas Come Back As Children

Sun 21 Jul - Sun 29 Sep

This thought provoking family-friendly exhibition from Merseyside based artists Roxy Topia and Paddy Gould has been created in collaboration with children aged 8-11 from Out of the Blue, the Bluecoat’s after school art club.

Explore the world of work and what the workplace might look like in the future, through the eyes of children. Advances in Artificial Intelligence and technology have rendered some occupations obsolete, which could mean fewer options for children as they choose a career path. This brand new exhibition suggests that the creativity of humans is an irreplaceable skill which will become more important in years to come.

Let Your Ideas Come Back As Children hopes to inspire conversation between adults and children, particularly around how children navigate this world dominated by technology, and what that means for their future.

Each gallery space will have a range of artworks designed to be touched and interacted with, including soft sculpture, a busy board, colourful hand painted sculptures and areas for children to perform, allowing the exhibition to function like a creative game.

The show will also contain a new audio piece created in collaboration with Cormac Gould.

New Entryway to Rave Town Rapids (detail). Roxy Topia and Paddy Gould, 2022
Up level hallucination. Paddy Gould and Roxy Topia, 2022