Ceramist Christie Brown, whose work is featured in public and private collections all around the globe, exhibits two installations which work alongside each other to explore the world of dreams.
Ludus Est is a symbolic installation that incorporates ceramic dolls and toys to create a narrative journey in which the dolls come to life, and go on an exciting journey through the museum after hours, meeting other dolls that have come to life on their way.
Baby House Dream is a large photographic frieze comprising of Dolls Houses from the Museum's own collection.
These are used to symbolise the self, and feature sculptures from Christie's own archive to represent the characters from her subconscious imagination.
The Museum collaborated with students from the CAMHS Campus School at Springfield Hospital to design an installation for the exhibition.
The school provides education for children who are unable to attend their own school for mental health reasons, such as depression, anxiety, issues with self-harm, eating disorders, and more.
The surreal sculptural fantasy is titled At Play and explores the imagined night-time escapades of the Museum's awakened residents.
The narratives and characters have evolved over the course of the seven-week project.
Lauriston Primary School in Hackney was also involved in creating an installation for the exhibition.
Photographer and filmmaker Madeline Waller and artist Katherine Tulloh worked with Year 5 pupils from the school to make Can We Photograph Our Dreams.
The photography project, which took place over 6 weeks, saw the children take active roles to artistically recreate and photograph scenes from their own dreams and imaginations.
Dream On at the V&A Museum of Childhood in Hackney, London, makes for a fun and different family day out
. The exhibition will be running until Sunday 20th January 2019.
Admission is free and is open daily from 10am - 5.45pm.
For more information, call 020 3918 9410