Once upon a time… is the second interactive project that continues in the same direction as the exhibition Straws on Wires. It is also one of Sealion Serafin’s creative tips.
Sealion Serafin became the symbol of our gallery’s education centre in 2018. He was based on a 1936 sculpture of a sealion by Jan Lauda. Children attending our education centre named him Serafin, and the sculpture (which has also served as a fountain in the flamingo house at Ostrava’s zoo) suddenly came to life. Today, Serafin is a fun and helpful guide for kids both at our education centre and at home. You can buy all kinds of souvenirs featuring him – including stickers, transfer tattoos, and soft toys.
This exhibition is aimed at children and accompanying adults. It presents a selection of 11 artworks from the gallery’s collections (drawings, paintings, graphic pieces, photographs and spatial works) which inspired Sealion Serafin’s creative tips. The exhibition includes interactive zones where you can play with seeds, draw with pastels, crumple paper, make compositions out of sugar cubes, draw outlines of shadows, listen to music, create objects from toilet roll tubes, and let your imagination run wild. You can find all the creative tips on the gallery’s website, and printed versions are also available at the exhibition for you to take home.
Opening was taken place on Tuesday 21 June 2022 at 5 p.m.
Curators: Hedvika Dalecká, Jana Sedláková
Text: Hedvika Dalecká, Jana Sedláková
Translation: Christopher Hopkinson
Graphic design: Katarína Jamrišková
Promotion: Jana Malášek Šrubařová, Magdaléna Staňková