Daisi’s Art Machina and Museum Machina projects are developing young people’s digital arts practice using innovative digital media, enabling young people across Devon and Torbay to use contemporary digital creative techniques within their visual arts making.
Art Machina involves a group of professional regional artists, young people, youth leaders and teachers. Partners include i-DAT, SpaceX, Exeter Phoenix and Coombeshead Academy.
“It’s changed my perception of digital art, seeing how diverse and different it can be.”
“I was really surprised that artists use technology this way.”
Young people participating in Art & Museum Machina
Museum Machina works alongside Art Machina, and encourages young people to engage with the collections of Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) and The Box Plymouth as part of their digital art practice.
“There is a huge value in having artists who work in digital practice. It’s really healthy for both our design and technology and our art department.”
Teacher, King Edwards School, Totnes
Daisi has produced an online resource for teachers interested in leading digital visual arts in the classroom, with case studies of projects with a range of age groups and settings, a gallery of young people’s work and links to key digital leadership organisations in the South West. There are also suggestions for young people who are interested in independently developing their own digital arts practice.
Art Machina is supported by Arts Council England, and Museum Machina is supported by RAMM and The Box Plymouth.
The project evaluation report can be seen here: Final Report Art Machina Daisi.compressed.
If you would be interested in taking part in the Machina project with an artist running a digital art workshop at your school please contact Daisi.