At Play 1 (in 2009) explored making magic and being transformed, passing the time, messing about and making a mess, being yourself and pretending to be someone else, having secrets, making dens, belonging to gangs, creating rules and rituals, taking dares and chances, making and exploring small worlds. The exhibition re-created in both adults and children a sense of what it is like to be a child at play. A highly interactive exhibition, it encouraged viewers to gaze, remember, touch, explore, trust, think, laugh, peer, concentrate, join in, bend down, take a chance .. and play.
At Play 1 took place at South Hill Park, Bracknell from 18 April to 21 June 2009.
The artists in At Play 1 were Marco Cali, Marcin Gajewski, Rosie Gibson, Judy Goldhill and Sophie Loss, Susan Eyre, Cathy Hart and Esther Jervis, Aaron Head, Pernille Holm-Mercer, Ingrid Jensen, Philip Lee, Siobhan McAuley, Samantha Mogelonsky, Fedor Pavlov-Andreevich, Kay Sentance, Liz Whiteman Smith, John Tenniel, and Cally Trench.