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Family Sunday

Meaningful family moments happen at Family Sunday! Photo by Pardeep Singh.

Family Sunday

Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Avenue

Date & Time:
June 9, 2019
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM



Arts Kids and Family



Presented by:

Surrey Art Gallery

2019-06-09 11:00:00 2019-06-09 15:00:00 America/Vancouver Family Sunday Drop in to create, explore, and enjoy art with friends and family! Surrey Art Gallery, 13750 88 Avenue

Experiment with sculpture, cityscapes, and science inspired by our spring exhibits.

The artworks invite you to see the built world around us in new ways. A personally crafted Art Experimenter booklet will guide families through the activities.

Artmaking Activities

In the main gallery, walk among concrete sculptures that look like oversized doughnuts! In Particles for the Built World, artist-designer Omer Arbel experiments with using concrete in surprising ways. Try your hand in shaping unexpected forms out of clay to make your own unique sculpture at one of our activity stations. Arbel makes a hard material look soft in the columns he’s designed for a house in South Surrey, which you can see a model of when you visit. Stretch your imagination by drawing a home or city layout that will become a wearable sculpture at another station.

Next, head over to our TechLab to watch a video. The Way Things Go by Peter Fischli and David Weiss also shows how materials can be transformed as they come into contact with each other. These artists set up a chain reaction of objects in a warehouse, similar to falling dominoes. You’ll be in suspense wondering what’s going to happen next. After watching the film, respond on our interactive comment wall with an idea or example of when you saw something used in a new way.

Interactive Performances

At 12pm, 1pm, or 2:30pm, a thirty-minute interactive performance by Science World Live called Fantastic Forces will teach about the physics showcased in our spring exhibits such as push, pull, lift, friction, and drag. Seats are limited. Families are encouraged to pick up free tickets upon arrival. There will be dedicated sensory-friendly resources available to help everyone enjoy the day as much as possible.