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New commission from the City of Melbourne

August 22, 2014
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Pop Up Playground and the City of Melbourne are working together to develop and present a new interactive experience designed for the Melbourne Bike Share Program. Use your smart phone to discover a city that you never knew was there.  Launching on the streets of Melbourne this November. Stay tuned for more details!

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Playful Public Art program for Fresh Air 14

February 24, 2014
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Curated by public artist Sayraphim Lothian, Fresh Air’s playful public art program celebrates the playful appropriation of public space by artists working in various ways in the streets of Melbourne. – Kim Tairi Urban fox tales Little foxes wander Melbourne’s laneways. A series of tiny poems that chronical their adventures. They will be left in …

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Interviewed about my work and Pop Up Playground

May 28, 2013
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At This Is A Door in 2012, film maker James Tresise interviewed me about my work, my role with Pop Up Playground and why games are important. This is that film. Interview with Sayraphim Lothian from James Tresise on Vimeo.

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Halls of Westminster crown

July 15, 2012
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Some of the games we play for Pop Up Playground requires nothing more than players. Sometimes the games needs a prop or two, and occasionally they need a piece of costuming. For Halls of Westminster, the old king is dying and leaves the kingdom no heir but two pretenders to the throne.  The players discuss, …

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Interviewed in Inpress

May 21, 2012

The lovely Rebecca Cook interviewed me last week about Pop Up Playground for her Cultural Cringe column in Inpress. It’s now up online so pop over and check it out… http://themusic.com.au/local/vic-tas/columns/2012/05/17/cultural-cringe-16/05/2012

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The New Games Movement and Life. Be In It.

March 15, 2012

This is one of those detective stories, uncovering facts and hints bit by bit. It’s the thrill of the chase and the satisfaction of the find that I love about this sort of stuff. Last year I discovered the New Games Movement, an American movement in the early 70s to get adults out and playing …

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Midnight in the City

November 10, 2011

During the last 6 weeks, I’ve been involved in a residency at the NGV studio called Game/Play, in conjunction with Freeplay and Pop Up Playground. As part of this we ran 2 Playdays for the general public. Loads of games were played and fun was had. On the last of these Playdays, I ran a …

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