Digital Explosion

Press Release: 17/10/2005

"Digital Explosion" is a collection of colourful and chaotic abstract and semi-abstract images printed onto high quality photo-paper. The theme of the exhibition - at the view on Bridge Street, Winchester, until 1 November - is an exploration of colour, form and the computer's potential as a creative tool.

The exhibition has been put together by a small group of artists who have, with help from their tutor Ali and the staff at Rupert's, put together a digital art exhibition, showcasing the skills they have learnt over the last couple of months.

One of the artists, Stuart Robertson, said "We have learned how to use a PC - I had no previous experience of using computers, but now I am confident about doing most things. I have enjoyed especially learning how to use Adobe Photoshop."

Artist Paul Martin added "I have been coming to Rupert's now for about 5 months. Before that I had no experience with computers whatsoever. Over the last couple of months we have been preparing to do a display using computer artwork. I wouldn't call myself an artist but with the help of my teacher and Adobe I have produced some pieces of work which I am pleased with."

Tutor Ali Eales has enjoyed working with the artists and says '"These guys are really enthusiastic about using computer technology to make artworks, including Steve Wordley, the newest member of the art group, who has proved himself to be a truly creative and capable digital artist."

The view is intended for any student or early career artist living or working in the Winchester District to show new work, free of charge. If you'd like to discuss how to exhibit your work, please get in touch with Niki Renshaw at Winchester City Council on 01962 848 303.