The Olympus Perspective Playground is an event platform where disciplines are bridged, know-how exchanged and creative experimentation enabled. It follows an exhibition concept that tickles one’s fancy with spectacular visual and hands-on experiences of the highest order providing optical sensations best viewed with the world’s leading lenses we at Olympus take so much pride in making.
Equipped with one of our OM-D or Olympus PEN system cameras, Playground visitors can explore an interactive exhibition designed by varying artists, capture it in photographs or video and unleash their own creativitiy. This exceptional concept was able to attract more than 400,000 visitors across Europe so far...
The next Olympus Perspective Playground is already in the making and will take place at the world's leading fair for photography - the photokina 2018 in Cologne!
From 26 - 29 September 2018 fans of photography and art will be able to explore our creative photography festival on more than 2,000 square meters in hall 1 of the Koelnmesse fairgrounds, including evening hours after the official fair opening. Whether enthusiast or professional photographer, the Playground allows anybody to test drive our compact OM-D or Olympus PEN cameras and experience art through the lens.
All photokina visitors will receive free admission to the Playground! The SD card with the photos can be taken home as a memento.
Register now for your free ticket to the Olympus Perspective Playground at photokina 2018 and be part of the MyOlympus community!
If you also subscribe to our newsletter in the process, you will receive a voucher for free entrance to the photokina!
The next Olympus Perspective Playground will take place at photokina 2018 in Cologne!
From 26-29 September 2018 fans of photography and art will be able to explore our creative photography festival on more than 2,000 square meters in hall 1 of the Koelnmesse fairgrounds.
We are open Wed-Fr 10.00-23.00 and Sat 10.00-18.00. All photokina visitors will receive free admission to the Playground - outside of the fair's official opening hours the entrance to the Olympus Perspective Playground is completely free of charge via the ground level gate F at entrance south.
Besides testing our OM-D and Olympus PEN cameras and taking photos of the eye-catching artworks, you can print your favorite images, experience lightpainting and join a number of exciting (evening) events, photo talks and workshops at the Olympus Perspective Playground!
Due to limited availability you'll need to register for some events separately from your free Playground ticket registration. Please see the overview below for our current set of events you may register for. Don't forget to check this event overview on a regular basis - there is more to come!
Check & Clean
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Discover some of the artists and artworks featured at recent Playground events.
Big, bright and lots of neon – the artists Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan are known around the world for their large scaffold structures adorned with geometric patterns and shapes incorporating positive messaging hand painted onto plywood.
On the Olympus Perspective Playgrounds Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan shows/showed the following installation(s):
Cologne 2018 (photokina): "Super Labyrinth"
Numen / For Use is a collective working in the fields of scenography, industrial and spatial design as well as conceptual art. The group first formed in 1998. as a collaborative effort of industrial designers Sven Jonke, Christoph Katzler and Nikola Radeljković under the banner "For Use".
On the Olympus Perspective Playgrounds Numen / For Use shows/showed the following installation(s):
Cologne 2016: "Tube", Munich 2015: "Tape", Berlin 2014: "Net"
Liz West creates vivid environments that mix luminous colour and radiant light. Working across a variety of mediums, she aims ...
Martin Butler is a British born interdisciplinary artist, and stage director. His work has always bridged and combined various disciplines ...
Maser is an artist originally from Ireland. As early as 1995 under the moniker "Maser", he began painting graffiti on the streets ...
Patrick Shearn creates site-specific, experiential public art installations. Engaging with viewers’ expectations about their choices ...
We have curated a gallery with some of the many pictures taken at past Olympus Playground events for you. Delve in and let the images inspire you for your personal Playground experience with our cameras!
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