Today Museum Play is a creative play project with families in the East End of Glasgow led by artists Rebecca Fraser, Ashleigh Shula and Matt Addicott. Centred around the favourite toys of children 3-8 years old, Today Museum Play uses sound recordings, photography, plus animations created by artist Ella Mclean, to capture what’s really important to Scotland’s youngest, and their families, in a post-Covid future.
We know that the pandemic has had a significant impact on the lives of children in Scotland. With funding from Scottish Government, these sessions are designed to draw out feelings, needs and hopes of the youngest children, so their voices are heard as we recover from COVID-19.
Below are all seven of the animations created by Ella Mclean that reflect the themes Confidence, Freedom, Creativity, Nurture, Celebration + Wonder, Nature and Movement that emerged from the playful conversations.