Eureka! announces the European premiere of TIFF’s digiPlaySpace
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is proud to host the European premiere of digiPlaySpace, a touring digital exhibition coming all the way from the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Supported by Arts Council England, digiPlaySpace at Eureka! is a collection of interactive digital art showcasing the work of artists from around the world. Featuring state-of-the-art exhibitions, digiPlaySpace encourages children to get hands-on with some of the most creative uses of technology through a variety of games, installations and activities. digiPlaySpace opens on Saturday 8 July to celebrate Eureka!’s 25th anniversary and runs until the end of the year.
TIFF introduced the first digiPlaySpace in 2012, and every year they present a new family-friendly interactive exhibition in which children engage with the latest creative media technologies and share innovative artistic experiences.
digiPlaySpace at Eureka! will showcase fourteen pieces from acclaimed international artists, exhibited together in Europe for the first time. With lots for kids to touch, control and play, digiPlaySpace will offer some of the best the world has to offer in new media fun and learning.
Visitors to digiPlaySpace at Eureka! will get to use digital stop motion animation to make a dance video, create music combining electronics with unusual objects, build and control their own robots and more.
Leigh-Anne Stradeski, Eureka! Chief Executive said: “We’re incredibly excited to be bringing this innovative collection of interactive works to theUK for the very first time, and especially proud that Yorkshire will be home to this European premiere.
Children today are more digitally savvy than ever before, and this exhibition will give thousands of children the opportunity to explore innovative interactive works from internationally recognised children’s media artists. It also kick-starts some truly ambitious plans here at Eureka! as we celebrate our 25th birthday!”
digiPlaySpace opens officially at Eureka! on 8 July 2017 as part of the Eureka!’s 25th birthday weekend of celebrations. Admission will be included in the price of admission to Eureka! The National Children’s Museum or free to Annual Pass holders.