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Creative Connections: East Meets West

An Exhibition of Digital Work by Artists from DMU and GDUT

23rd April 2018 - 1st June 2018

729 Art Cafe
School of Art and Design
Dongfeng Road Campus
Guangdong University of Technology


This exhibition will bring together a wide range of work by digital artists from De Montfort University in Leicester, UK and Guangdong University of Technology in Guangzhou, China. It is part of a developing collaboration between the two Universities.

The work featured will include print-based, video and interactive work from both Universities, together with a new Virtual Reality artwork by internationally-known artist Ernest Edmonds, a Virtual Reality experience based on the Pailou Gate at GDUT and the inaugural showing of a new collection of print-based and digital work by GDUT International Professor and DMU Visiting Research Fellow, Sean Clark.

In bringing together this unique collection of artworks we hope to further develop the relationship between GDUT and DMU and create new opportunities for international collaboration between individual artists from the East and West.

The exhibition will open on Monday 23rd April 2018 at 7pm with an evening of short talks and refreshments in the 729 Art Cafe gallery space.


As part of the exhibition programme we will be running a series of workshops for local digital artists and those looking to develop digital arts skills. The focus of the workshops will be generative image making; digital art installations with light and movement; and web-based virtual reality. The workshops are open to staff and students at the University and will run on Wednesdays and Fridays throughout April, starting on Wednesday 6th April 2018 and finishing on the Friday 27th.