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Article by Kate Reeves-Edwards
NSA collaborative Immersive Technology Project
Over the past nine months, five NSA members have had the opportunity to work with Professor Tanya Krzywinska, a Research Professor working with Immersive Games and Technologies at Falmouth University. They have been given support to create augmented and virtual reality dimensions to their own work. This will be exhibited as part of the launch show for two new apps created by Tanya and NSA member Professor Penny Florence for Tremenheere Gardens, as well as being part of the NSA show.
The two Tremenheere apps are funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the work with the other 5 NSA artists is part of Falmouth and Exeter Universities’ Immersive Business outreach project https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/immersive-business funded by European Regional Development Fund.
Newlyn Society of Artists members Michelle Ohlson, Andrew Litton, Simon Averill, Kate Walters and Pat Wilson-Smith have been developing pieces of work using Augmented Reality so that while a work might hang on the wall, other versions of it can be seen through a phone app. Kate Walters has created a piece using Virtual Reality which can be experienced using a headset so that the viewer feels inside the actual work.
The Newlyn Society of Artists always produce shows which inspire and excite. We are particularly pleased to be part of this new development in technology which opens up the art world in just the same ways in which Passmore Edwards aspired to do. We hope that you enjoy it!
Please click on the link Additional Information to read more about the artists and the work.
This show is dedicated to Passmore Edwards, who was born 200 years ago and who promoted education and accessibility to the arts for those who could not otherwise afford it. To do this, he invested in and built schools, hospitals and galleries around Cornwall and the south, including notably Newlyn Art Gallery.