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Play Space “Seeds of Life”

Play Space “Seed of Life”

On the 2nd floor of the Fukuoka Art Museum, there is a play space named “Seeds of Life,” where small children and their parents/guardians can relax. It was created by the artist Ohgi Kanae.
In this space, children can not only relax and read picture books on tatami mats but also enjoy playing with artworks that they can take down from the walls. These artworks feature paintings and sculptures housed by the museum. The paintings on the walls are based on the surrounding areas of the museum, Ohori Park and the city of Fukuoka. This space was designed as a bridge between the city of Fukuoka and the galleries of the museum.
The museum staff and the artist named this play space “Seeds of Life” in the hope that the place would provide an environment where small children can grow a seed of art in their heart.
The Baby Station, a nursing room for both male and female parents and guardians, and a nursing room for female parents and guardians only are available in the play space.

Ohgi Kanae
Born in Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture, Ohgi Kanae currently lives in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture, and has been exhibiting many solo/group shows and working on various art activities. Since the 2000s, she has also organized many workshops. As part of her installation art, she engages in spatial design for churches, nursing rooms, play spaces for children and other venues.

How to Use This Play Space

Hours
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fri. and Sat. from Jul. to Oct. 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.