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#HADADi - Helix Arts Digital Artists' Drop-in

Next #HADADi – Tuesday 11 July 2017 at Jam Jar Studios in Gateshead

Helix Arts is offering a £150 #HADADi bursary to an artist or techie entrepreneur to develop a digital presentation on the theme of Lonely Cities. If you are interested in applying, download the information here. The deadline for submissions is 21 June 2017.

The Lonely Cities bursary winner(s) will present the idea at #HADADi at Jam Jar Studios, 5 Mulgrave Terrace, Gateshead, NE8 1PQ on Tuesday 11 July.

The #HADADi audience will also be keen to see short presentations about any other digital arts idea that you've just begun or just completed. Or you may be looking for a collaborator on a project? Or perhaps you're running an event you'd like everyone to know about? #HADADi is your platform to share ideas about digital arts. Doors open at 5 pm and presentations kick off at 5.30 pm.

The #HADADi April presentations at Campus North were striking and varied – and all had a connection with Truth and Beauty – intentionally or unintentionally!

There was the “speak your weight” device – which told Helix Arts CEO Catherine Hearne she truthfully weighed the same as a snow leopard. Thanks @alistair.

There was the Royal Television Society North East and the Borders Innovation Award winners – an artistic collaboration led by Dilly Arts. Truly beautiful animated drawings with stories based on the authentic experiences of men and women in North East prisons. The work resulted in a permanent museum exhibition at Hexham Old Gaol. Do see more about Beyond the Borders.

And then there was a debate about whether a photograph every 4 hours of a mug (or two mugs, truthfully!?) reveals whether the owner is really alive … or not?! Check out @_xs for more …

We offer a #HADADi Bursary every three months thanks to the support of Newcastle University Institute for Creative Arts Practice (NICAP).

#HADADi Book Group will follow in a nearby pub. We are reading Remediation: Understanding New Media by Jay David Bolter and Richard Grusin. Do come along.

We are delighted that Lalya Gaye won the first #HADADi Bursary for her digital art idea on persuasion.


Next #HADADi events are as follows:

  • Tuesday 11 July 2017, Jam Jar Studios, Gateshead
  • Tuesday 3 October 2017, at Campus North, Carliol Square

All meetings start at 5.00 pm, with presentations kicking off at 5.30 pm. Free beer, wine, soft drinks and nibbles always available.

We are delighted that Newcastle Institute for Creative Practice is now supporting #HADADi.

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