An exhibition that attempts to answer one of the big questions in life, “Are banana skins intrinsically slippery?”…along with many other very important friction related questions.
In all seriousness, though, this is an exhibition that tries to get a grip on slipperiness as a concept.
Exploring how we visualise, represent and comprehend slipperiness, Slippery When will feature a range of works that depict slippery materials or surfaces, works that engage how we feel, how we react when we encounter something slippery, as well as works whose physical appearance has been determined by a lack of friction between their various components.
It is an exhibition about slipperiness as a material quality, slipperiness as an experience, an interaction between surfaces, and slipperiness as an adjective that can describe people and personalities as much as physical objects.
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Slip and Drip Ceramic Decoration Workshop
Be inspired by the exhibition Slippery When to make your own clay tiles and use them as a canvas to explore a range of inspiring slip decorating techniques.
Cartoon Drawing Workshop - Neo-Noir Zine Making
"Every time I thought I'd got him, he'd slip through my fingers like a piece of wet soap." Draw and write your own film noir inspired comic book replete with slippery characters, dark alleys and crooked cats.
Creative School Holiday Fun Program
These holidays, discover the true meaning of slippery with our program of workshops inspired by Slippery When. Enjoy pottery wheel work sessions, learning to paint without a paintbrush, sculpting Andy Warhol style clay banana skins and slurpy ice-creams.