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Tate Exchange opening night & an open call to be part Digital Maker Collective 2017 events at Tate

The Tate Exchange finally opened its doors on the 28th September and UAL Digital Maker Collective are really looking forward to being part of an exciting new journey as one of over 50 UK Tate Exchange Associates from across the country.

Tate Exchange Associates include charities to universities, healthcare trusts to community radio stations working within and beyond the arts, working closely with one another and with Tate to respond to the theme of ‘exchange’. See the full list of Associates on the Tate Exchange website.

The Digital Maker Collective are one of three University of the Arts London Founding Associates invited to be part of the Tate Exchange 2016/17 programme. the other UAL associates include Interior and spatial design programme at Chelsea College of Arts and the Central Saint Martins Fine Art programme.  

The Digital Maker Collective are an open group of University of the Arts staff, students, alumni who share common goals of exploring digital & emerging technologies in the context of arts, education, society and the creative industries. The Collective meet regularly through interdisciplinary interest led group meet-ups, gatherings, activities and events in collaboration with the arts/tech sector and industries.

The Digital Maker Collective values:

  • Support and share unique perspectives of digital making & emergent practice in the arts (openness)
  • Foster a co-produced, participatory approach to exploring digital arts learning and social engagement (trust & generosity)
  • New perspectives & research on the impacts of digital on the the art school, sector & industries (Risk)

If you would like to get involved with the Digital Maker Collective, events & activities (open to anyone) the Collective will be leading at the Tate Exchange early next year then please contact Chris Follows

To find out more about Tate Exchange please visit the The Tate website: Tate Exchange 'A space for everyone to collaborate, test ideas and discover new perspectives on life, through art' and opened its doors to the world on the 28th September 2016.

Some images and video captured from Tate Exchange opening night.

Nicholas Serota spoke about the team journey in making the Tate Exchange a reality, he talked about the exciting new opportunity the Tate Exchange offered to public and how they hope the 'experiment' will transform the way the arts engage with the community.

Tim Etchells kicked off the opening event

It's really fantastic to see our Digital Maker Collective represented along side the other inspirational associates at the entrance of Tate Exchange.

Live video streaming documentation from the opening night

Live Facebook Video recording from the opening night 28th September 2016. Including Speeches from Anna Cutler, Tim Etchells and Nicholas Serota

Live Facebook Video from the Tate Exchange opening night 28th September 2016, some reflections on Exchange by Tate Exchange Associates @touretteshero and Andrew Stevenson live painting.


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