PLATFORM

Digital Arts Programme

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

UNDER THE NORTHERN SKY

Open 2 - 16 March 2019 | Launch Weekend Fri 1 & Sat 2 March | Entry Free
This exhibition features work from 13 artists from across Cumbria and the North. Join our launch weekend on 1 & 2 March which will feature workshops, panel discussions and a guest speaker! Suitable for all ages.
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PAST EXHIBITIONS

LAB 212 : Nebula

Open 12 Oct - 3 Nov | Launch Night Thurs 11 Oct | Entry Free
This October will see a new commission from Parisian digital arts collective Lab 212 taking over Barrow town Centre. More information coming soon.
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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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Building on 2017’s Lost Stations, Platform opened 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 – March 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. We have some fantastic artists creating new work that we can’t wait for audiences to come and experience.”

– Joanna Roy, Platform Producer

UPCOMING workshops

MAKE YOUR OWN PINHOLE CAMERA & MAKE YOUR OWN ZINE (ALL AGES)

SAT 2 MAR 2019 | 1pm - 4pm (drop-in)
As part of our launch of 'Under the Northern Sky', we will be holding 2 family-friendly, drop-in workshops to get hands on and creative!
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CREATIVE ONLINE STORYTELLING (AGES 15+) In Partnership with Furness Refugee Support

SAT 2 MAR 2019 | 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm
Are you passionate about supporting refugee communities in Barrow? Do you enjoy creative writing or would you like to learn some new digital skills in an inclusive environment?
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PAST WORKSHOPS

MAKING INTERACTIVE ART led by Lab212

SAT 13 OCT (Ages 16+)
This fun session is open to all levels and will teach you how to hack everyday objects to create sensory experiences, using infrared technology and motion sensing.
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SCULPTURE & DIGITAL LANDSCAPES (ADULT)

SAT 14 JUL | FREE
Learn how to cast 3D objects and create digital imagery inspired by the local Cumbrian landscape in this workshop led by guest artist Will Kendrick

SCULPTURE & DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (YOUTH)

SAT 21 JUL | FREE
Create miniature sculpture using a mixture of natural and man-made materials before staging your own studio photoshoot using professional equipment in this free workshop led by Cumbrian artist Julia Parks.

INTRODUCTION TO ARDUINO

SAT 3 Nov | Ages 8-11 & 12-16
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
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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.
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TALKS & TRIPS

TALK : INVISIBLE FLOCK

Fri 1 March 2019 | FREE
Join us for a free talk from Leeds-based studio Invisible Flock, as part of the launch of our exhibition 'Under the Northern Sky'
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DANI ADMISS: DIGITAL ART NOW

Fri 5 October at 6pm | FREE
Dani Admiss is a Curator & Researcher who has worked with the likes of the V&A and Abandon Normal Devices. In this free, informal talk she will explore digital art now as well as the changes in our social and technological worlds.
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