Local school children take inspiration from enlightening exhibition

A group of school children from West Bromwich have been working alongside an internationally renowned video artist at The Public, as part of an exciting artistic project.

A stunning video-mapping projection produced by students from George Salter Academy

A stunning video-mapping projection produced by students from George Salter Academy

From 7 November to 3 February a stunning exhibition, Light Up Digital, takes place at the Black Country venue.  A fascinating celebration of light and dark, the exhibition features an inspirational 3D video-mapping projection of Eyjafjallajökull, the Icelandic volcano which wreaked travel havoc across Europe in 2010, by Joanie Lemercier of AntiVJ.

Students from George Salter Academy have now been given the unique opportunity to work alongside Joanie to learn more about the artistic technique and develop their own interpretations of the work.

The two day project has provided the pupils with a valuable platform to learn new skills and experiences, and unique opportunity to showcase their work to visitors of the West Bromwich arts centre.  Incorporating colourful lights, sound and 3D shapes, the students spectacular work will be displayed within the gallery until 3 February 2013.

As well as George Salter students, over the course of the week Mr Lemercier will be working with a group of emerging and established local artists.  Using more advanced video-mapping techniques, the artists will project images on to polystyrene shapes to create stunning new works.

Light Up Digital will take place at The Public until 3 February 2013, Wednesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm and Sunday, 11am – 3pm, and is free to visit.

For more information about exhibitions at The Public visit www.thepublic.com or call 0121 533 7161

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