Aerth is an artist working with video game engines to create rich and immersive digital worlds. Current work includes a new collaboration with Quantum Natives, for release Summer 2021.
Aerth will use the space to build genuinely interactive experiences, participatory narratives, 'art games' or other more complex digital works. Over the course of the twelve months, Aerth intends to develop some smaller more experimental works, before committing to a more fully developed game demo (vertical slice) for completion by the end of his studio residency.
Video games offer a powerful means for story telling, yet they remain overlooked as a documentary medium. Aerth’s workshop would introduce young people to freely available tools for creating digital worlds, with a specific focus on rooting their stories in the community around Broadwalk. It would serve to remove perceived barriers to working with Games (either tech or knowledge) drawing upon the tradition of film coops as a means of local engagement.
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Gary Topp has been the Arnolfini s Executive Director since February 2019 taking the organisation through a period significant change and progress to re-establish Arnolfini as a leading UK centre for contemporary arts in a partnership with University of the West of England. He has been chief executive of a range of cultural organisations across the UK and in Australia over a 30- year career including Yorkshire Culture, Greening Australia and Culture Central. Gary began his career as a visual arts curator and museums manager in Dorset and Teesside. He has extensive leadership experience working within the context of social and economic change and placemaking. He is Chair of Trustees at the Leach Pottery, an FRSA and holds a number of other board and advisory roles.
2015 Slade School Of Art MA, Fine Art. AHRC funded scholarship
2006 Princes Drawing School Bursary award
2006 Central Saint Martins BA Hons Fine Art, 2:1
2002 Central Saint Martins Fine Art Foundation
Spektrum Crush Vol.4, Tokyo/international, 2021
Imaginary Boundaries II, Bearspace, London, 2016
Bring Your Own Beamer, Space, London, 2016
Interface, Miranda/ Ace Hotel, London, 2015
Mark II, Woburn Place, London, 2015
Chance Event II Symposium, The Showroom, London, 2015
Celeste Prize, Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Florence, 2014
Summer Show, Phillips, London, 2014
Florence Trust Summer Exhibition, London, 2013
Summer Show, Phillips de Pury, London, 2013
Excavate Site One, Schwartz Gallery, London, 2013
Rushing to Paradise, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, 2013
Machine Perception, Hackney Picturehouse, London 2013
The Second Parallel Universe, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London 2013
Crash Open Salon, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London 2012
Show Off, Philips de Pury, London 2012
Spontaneous Structure, Meanwhile, London 2011
Quarks, Limbus Europae, Berlin 2010
Tag: New London Painting, Brown Gallery, London 2010
Drag and Drop, La Generale, Paris 2009
48 Hours Neukolln, M15, Berlin 2009
Happy Endless, W.I.R. Berlin 2009
Photosynthesis, W.I.R. Berlin 2009