PLATFORM

Digital Arts Programme

WILL KENDRICK

Open 12 July - 3 August | Launch Night Wed 11 July 6pm | Entry Free
A brand new immersive exhibition from Blackpool-born artist Will Kendrick, inspired by Barrow's link to the vikings. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays, with free, family-friendly drop-in workshops each Saturday.
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LAB 212

Opening October 2018 | Barrow Town Centre
This autumn will see a new commission from Parisian digital arts collective Lab 212 taking over Barrow town Centre. More information coming soon.
Lab 212 Website

Building on 2017’s Lost Stations, Platform will open up a world of digital art for participants and audiences in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria and the North West. There is a whole host of opportunities to see, experience, and get involved with, including digital & moving image art, group art projects, exhibitions, artist talks & hands-on workshops.

The project is kindly supported by Arts Council England and will take place from July 2018 – February 2019. With so much happening, there is something for everyone.

For 2018 the theme for Platform is Interconnectivity, titled ‘Under the Same Sky’. The theme investigates wide interpretations of connectivity, between and in different communities.

Each commissioned artist will explore Barrow’s connections to the wider world through its history and industry, alongside important universal themes around connection in the digital age.

All activities are free to take part in, if you would like any more information please call Kezz on 01229 838 592 or email joanna@signalfilmandmedia.co.uk.

“We are very excited this year to launch Platform. Will Kendrick’s work blends the historical roots of this region of Cumbria with the technology of the digital age so we think his work will open up interesting conversations. We are also running even more hands-on workshops this year to take part in, covering everything from sculpture to photography to coding.

– Joanna Roy, Platform Producer

workshops

STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTOSHOP (AGES 11-15)

THURS 2 AUG | FREE
Learn to shoot professional-looking studio photographs including coloured lighting, backdrops and composition, before learning to edit your images using Photoshop
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SCULPTURE & DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (AGES 11-15)

SAT 21 JULY | FREE
Make sculptures mixing natural and man-made materials, then learn new skills in studio photography in this fun workshop led by Cumbrian artist Julia Parks
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ARDUINO & MAKING INTERACTIVE ART (ADULTS)

OCTOBER
A beginner's workshop to Arduino, the hackable miniature open-source computer that can be use to create interactive digital projects. More information coming soon.

INTRODUCTION TO ARDUINO (Ages 11-16)

OCTOBER
A beginner's workshop to Arduino, the hackable miniature open-source computer that can be use to create interactive digital projects. More information coming soon

ARTIST DEVELOPMENT LAB

Our Platform Artist Development Lab is for North West -based artists at the early-mid stages of their career, who all share an interest in how technology and digital media can expand their artistic practice. Apply by 3rd September
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TALKS & TRIPS

BUILDING A CAREER AS AN ARTIST

Sat 6 October | FREE
This free talk will offer advice for how to build a career as an artist, please check back soon for more announcements.

MANCHESTER DIGITAL EXHIBITIONS VISIT

JANUARY 2019 | FREE
Join us for a trip to explore the latest exhibitons using digital and creative media, including a talk from HOME curator, Bren O'Callaghan. Booking opens September 2018

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