Air Camp is a creative workshop and performance that gives children the opportunity to explore and express important messages and perspectives. Children are invited into an otherworldly environment of colourful and interconnected tents, asked to think about what’s important to them and become the creator and caretaker of a tent sculpture that expresses their ideas. The activity touches on themes of sustainability and waste, the crossover of engineering and art, and most importantly emphasises children’s agency. Outcomes include confidence communicating ideas, new ways of creative expression, fun new skills in engineering inflatable sculptures, and the opportunity to exhibit their work to friends, family and the wider public. First delivered at Art Play in Melbourne in April 2019, this is a proven engaging and validating experience for children.
All fabric material has been sourced from abandoned camping tents collected by Memetica at music festival around the country.