The Shed Gallery’s 2nd Birthday

The Shed has developed more than 25 tinker activities since its inception two years ago encompassing a wide variety of disciplines for visitors to explore.  As a dynamic and progressive gallery it’s not only the visitors that have been encouraged to get creative, innovate and take risks; it’s also the facilitators who work in the space. Programming has seen facilitators nudge up against the boundaries of what makes a good tinker experience through the evolution of “tried and tested” activities and the development of new experimental ones. All the while, the focus has been on identifying activities that tangibly demonstrate tinkering as a process of trial and error; and of a growth mindset, that fosters resilience and confidence. Some of our more experimental activities incorporated more artistic and aesthetically pleasing tones as we explored light, shadow, colour and movement through a series of light and colour based activities. This birthday saw facilitators create a ball run utilising an old broken guitar and pieces from a xylophone set to the tune of happy birthday. This incorporation of familiar everyday objects into novel and unexpected ways seek to reinforce the connection between joyous tinkering and lateral problem solving for future world problems.

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