exhibition from 7-12 September and hour long discussion and tour
17. What will the format of your event be?:
18. Please give any details about the format of your event you feel are relevant.:
DIGITAL SENSATION entails an exhibition from 7-12 September and hour long discussion and tour of the exhibition hosted by the artists. Invigilation of the exhibition will be arranged through Northumbria University. To make maximum use of the space, it may be possible to also host events on related themes in the space. For instance, the exhibition could provide the backdrop for a lecture or invitation-only reception.
We would like discuss an appropriate venue but we have identified our reception in the School of Design
20. Venue requirements:
Gallery space for a small to medium exhibition featuring five artists (small to medium size works) The number and size of works will be adjusted according to the space available. Walls which are suitable for hanging paintings Natural light Table or desk for invigilation Space to accommodate exhibition visitors and a large audience for the artists talk. However, reservations will be required for the latter and tickets will be limited to a number suitable for the space. An accessible location, either on campus or in the city centre, would be suitable. A location within a larger gallery space or with other exhibitions will help to attract visitors and manage crowd numbers.
13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
Art and design has played a key role in the development of computer technology, but how has the rapidfire digital world influenced the traditionally slow process of painting? This exhibition shows how contemporary painters are harnessing the creative potential of digital media to provide new inspiration for this age-old art. DIGITAL SENSATION features artists from New York City, London and Newcastle upon Tyne, including PhD students and faculty from Northumbria University. There will be an hour long discussion and tour of the exhibition hosted by the artists. Exhibiting artists: Daksha Patel, Jo Wilmot, Joy Garnett, Paul Goodfellow and Rachel Sharp. The exhibition is planned for 7-12 September, 2013 and will include an hour long discussion and tour of the exhibition hosted by the artists. (The timing for this is flexible.)
14. Does the event have particular local relevance?:
15. If so, please indicate what this is:
This exhibition will feature the practice led research of PhD students and faculty at Northumbria University, Rachel Sharp, Daksha Patel and Paul Goodfellow.
22. Do you consider that the event will attract press interest?:
23. If yes, please summarise up to 4 key points you think will be of press interest:
The event demonstrates, in an accessible and visually appealing way, how science and technology is influencing the arts. It will attract those with an interest in technology as well as art, who might not otherwise visit a science festival. The art exhibition format is a contrast to other Festival events. The week long duration means that it highly accessible to visitors and journalists, who can drop in to the gallery at their leisure. The exhibition engages with the Fine Art research culture at Northumbria University, which has an established platform and audience within Newcastle’s thriving arts community. This is supported by the university’s involvement with Gallery North, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and other local art institutions. The dynamic and colourful work in the exhibition translates well to newspaper and Internet coverage. In addition, the event provides an opportunity to see a unique collection of work by an international group of artists. Joy Garnett’s paintings, which have not been shown in the UK, have appeared mainly in venues in the USA, including Winkleman Gallery in New York City, National Academy of Sciences in Washington. D.C. and Milwaukee Art Museum. DIGITAL SENSATION is a precursor to the 2014 exhibition, Painting the Pixel, at Gallery North in Newcastle upon Tyne. Both exhibitions are being organized as part of Rachel Sharp’s PhD research at Northumbria University.
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Saturday 7 September 2013
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Wednesday 11 September 2013
Thursday 12 September 2013