An immersive digital experience showcasing art school graduates
Gray's School of Art
Arts & Education
A key element of the project was allowing each graduate the freedom and flexibility to build and customise their own unique spaces in a 3D virtual environment.
In order to achieve this we implemented a rapid training schedule to develop tutorials and coordinate the training of all graduates in the editing software – many of whom weren’t accustomed to working digitally.
Virtual Space Award
We collaborated with artists and designers from a range of disciplines including painting, contemporary art practice, fashion and textiles, communication design, photography and three-dimensional design.
As part of the shows, we took on the incredibly difficult task of selecting the winners for our ‘Virtual Space Award’. We chose Shae Myles in 2020 and Matylda Krizkova in 2021 who won a placement with us.
Club Core hosted a timetable of live streaming performances by local DJs and showcased visuals by motion graphic artists as well as allowing visitors an opportunity to dance through their digital avatars. Additional spaces such as a virtual smoking area and wine box heaven could also be discovered with a little exploration.
What we have is not just a product that is brilliant and amazingly successful, but it symbolises reinvention, pioneering spirit, creative risk, and a new dawn of how we can reimagine the School.
Our Virtual Degree Show will open so many doors now for us… thank you.
Libby Curtis, Head of School, Gray's School of Art