Children’s Graduation Carousel 2021 at Hospitalfield
3 May 2021, 12:00 am - 27 June 2021, 11:30 pm
Celebrating the children who are graduating onto secondary school and moving onto new things, this is the fourth annual event working with local primary schools Timmergreens and Muirfield.
As an alternative to our grand annual Procession this year, artist Sally Hackett is working with all the pupils and teachers at both schools to create a sprawling Carousel within Hospitalfield’s grounds. This collective artwork will combine the dream therapets made by pupils from both Schools into a fairground Carousel. The therapets by older pupils are being exhibited at each individual school on 10 & 15 June, then all of the therapets will be hosted in the Hospitalfield grounds for family and friends to visit on 23 and 24 June 2021.
Through weekly workshops over six weeks, Sally has asked the children to imagine their dream therapet, an imaginary pet that looks after them and can have magical abilities to give them comfort or feel better.
The therapets are a symbol of the nurture and care the primary seven’s received during their time at primary and over this last year. The image of the children and the therapet riding together on the carousel symbolises moving forward and carrying that feeling of nurture with them into the future.