a giant hammock with big impact

A visually stimulating array of bright, hand-dyed, hand-braided nylon rope crocheted into a large-scale, three-dimensional, climbable sculpture.

Whammock! is now open!

Our new installation Whammock! raises you to new heights! This interactive, three-dimensional textile environment resembles a giant hammock of colorful crocheted circles, open pockets and hanging pendulums. Children are able to move upwards through one pocket after another until they reach a colorful expanse where they can run, slide, bounce and rest. The rhythmic motion evokes the sensation of floating in a swelling sea, stimulating the deepest part of the brain and engaging the child’s sight, touch, movement and balance.

Video

Whammock Time Lapse

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how our newest installation came together!

Who Made This?

Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam
born
1940, Japan
lives in
Nova Scotia, Canada
artist
netplayworks.com

A leading fiber artist in Canada and Japan, Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam is internationally renowned for her use of knitting, crochet and knot-making techniques and best known for her climbable large-scale textile structures. She was inspired to create textile playground spaces after children climbed into a three-dimensional textile sculpture that she was exhibiting. Her playscape structures are made almost entirely by hand and each is one-of-a-kind with past exhibitions at institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York City; the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan; the Palais de Congrès in Paris, France; and the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan. Toshiko’s Kaleidoscape at Kaleideum in North Carolina is her only U.S. installation prior to Whammock!

this installation is made possible by

Mass Creativity

Our 7th annual Mass Creativity is this Saturday from 9:30am-3pm! Join us for a FREE all-day celebration of art and community.