Screen South XR Art Showcases

Screen South XR Art Showcases – Application Call Open

Screen South is inviting applications from artists and visual creators to take part in two free workshops and showcases, to create new XR Art, which will be showcased in the UCA Brewery Tap exhibition space.

VR Art Showcase 1 - Painting & Designing in 3D

7th & 21st Sept with showcase on 27th & 28th Sept

APPLICATIONS FOR VR ART SHOWCASE 1 ARE NOW CLOSED. SCROLL DOWN TO APPLY FOR OR LEARN MORE ABOUT VR ART SHOWCASE 2

screen south • digital:glassworks • mill bay
folkestone • kent • ct20 1jg

Showcase at the Brewery Tap •
53 Tontine Street • Folkestone • Kent • CT20 1JR

Join a cohort of creatives who will create a selection of works using painting and designing in 3D software ‘Tiltbrush’ and ‘Multibrush’ on Oculus headsets, mentored by VR Art expert Sean Rodrigo. 

An initial kick-off session on tech/painting in 3D will be followed by an exploration of participating artists’ respective concepts and some design routes/examples of inspiration they can consider. This will then be followed by one to one sessions with Sean, and attendees will then be tasked with going away and creating something using new tools at their disposal, where they can either make use of the Screen South studio or borrow headsets for a short period.  

Following this, the cohort will have a finalisation 1-2-1 session with Sean to finish their pieces and ready them for exhibition. 

A showcase event will take place at the end of September at UCA Brewery Tap as a culmination of the programme. Some works may be selected for second showing at UCA’s Herbert Read Gallery in Canterbury in line with their upcoming XR programme. 

Applicants must be available on all days stated for each event.

VR Art Showcase 2 – Photogrammetry and The Red Shoes

workshop: 4th oct

1-1 sessions: 22-23/11

showcase w/c 4th December
screen south • digital:glassworks • mill bay
folkestone • kent • ct20 1jg

Showcase at the Brewery Tap •
53 Tontine Street • Folkestone • Kent • CT20 1JR

Screen South is leading an experimental photogrammetry workshop and exhibition inspired by the work of Britain’s greatest filmmaking duo, in association with the BFI season Cinema Unbound: the Creative Worlds of Powell + Pressburger. Michael Powell is Kent’s most celebrated filmmaker, and we are inviting creators from across Kent and the South East to be take Powell and Pressburger’s brilliantly inventive approach to audiovisual design into a new dimension through the digital art of photogrammetry. What might The Red Shoes have looked like had photogrammetry been available in the 1940s? This is an invitation to reimagine the design aesthetic of The Red Shoes for our local area and lives, inspired by Powell and Pressburger, but reinventing their design philosophy for a new generation. 

With an initial workshop covering both photogrammetry techniques, led by photogrammetry expert Livi Willmore, and an introduction to the design world, historical context, and technical virtuosity of Powell and Pressburger, led by a BFI curator, drawing on the BFI National Archive’s unparalleled collections, we hope to incubate new creative world-builders, able – like Michael Powell – to collaborate fully and openly, to draw on their own experiences and realities, and to reach for the fantastical through audiovisual craft. Participants could be XR experts, dancers, puppeteers, filmmakers or production designers. You just need to be visual and to engage thematically.

With support of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery in order to bring this project to more audiences across the UK.