5 May 2021 6pm-10pm (drop in)

Join British Council Net//Work Residency artists Uma Breakdown, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley and Leyya Mona Tawil on Discord to celebrate the opening of the Net//Work Exhibition, taking place on our Wysing Broadcasts site between 4 May to 7 June 2021.

Join the Discord server here, and visit the exhibition here.

Net//Work Exhibition Open Evening

This will be a relaxed, drop-in event where visitors can explore the online exhibition on our Wysing Broadcasts site in their own time, and will have the opportunity to chat to the artists on Discord. The artists will be online on Discord during the following timeslots:

Uma Breakdown - 6-7pm

Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley - 7-8pm

All artists - 8-9pm

Leyya Mona Tawil - 9-10pm

The exhibition will draw on the development of the artists’ digital research during the residency. From games to interactive audio and film, the exhibition will present these very different practices through the connections and reciprocity formed between the artists.

To find out more about the Net//Work residency click here, and for more information about the exhibition, click here. 

Access Information
The Discord chat will be screen-reader accessible. Please get in touch with us to let us know if there is something you need to be able to participate in this event, by emailing Elizabeth Brown on lizzie.brown@wysingartscentre.org.

We will endeavor to hold this event in a digital safe space. We ask all visitors to read our Code of Conduct before attending. Please note that screenshots will be taken throughout this event in order to archive it.

About Discord
Discord is a digital communication platform hosting text-based threads. Attendees of the event will be able to interact with the artists and one another via a text-based chat function. You can access Discord using a browser or via the app.

You do not need to have a Discord account to attend this event. When you are sent the event link after booking on Eventbrite, simply enter your name and date of birth (for Discord's age verification procedure). You will then automatically be given the option to create a Discord account with an email address and password, but you can click out of this box and proceed directly to the event thread if you prefer.

About British Council Net//Work Residency
Net//Work was a four-week residency that ran from 18 January - 14 February 2021 developed in partnership with British Council offering artists a period of reflection, research, practice, skills exchange and professional networking opportunities focused on digital artistic practices and technologies. 

Wysing worked with artists
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Uma Breakdown, Nikissi Serumaga and 
Leyya Mona Tawil with support from
David Blandy.

Digital Arts Studios joined with Golden Thread Gallery and Momentum Berlin to host Rita Adib, Mohamed Abdel Gawad, Tim Shaw and Maya Chowdhry. Artists took part in a programme of activities including peer-to-peer exchange, mentoring, group critiques and presentations.

British Council in partnership with Wysing Arts Centre and Digital Arts Studios