This exhibition will explore the relationship between adulthood and childhood through authors such as Ursula Le Guin, John Steinbeck, Mary Shelley, Virginia Wolf, Oscar Wilde, Leo Tolstoy, Spike Milligan, Salman Rushdie, James Joyce, Umberto Eco, and so on. Through a diverse programme of literary events, the children’s library will become a place to discuss, discover, listen and read.
The gallery space will be transformed into a sculptural and functional space, stepping between art and design practices. Central to the exhibition will be a lit sculptural form, surrounded by bespoke stools, tables and a rug for lying on. Benches will be clustered for sitting and reading alone or in groups. The library will be placed in and around the sculptural installation, upending the notion of bookshelves and interacting directly with the objects. The aesthetic will manifest this unexpected literature blind spot, drawing both adult and children readers alike and creating a space of warmth that speaks of child-like things with an adult undercurrent, just like the books themselves.