NESTA Digital R&D

Live at LICA is delighted to have been funded by Nesta, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Arts Council England to work on 'Taking the Artwork Home' a research project that's working to create a mobile app that increases access to the Peter Scott Gallery collections at Live at LICA.   

Live at LICA in partnership with m-ventions (technology) & Imagination Lancaster (research) Based at Lancaster University, Live at LICA develops and delivers high–quality professional theatre, dance, music and visual art for lancaster and the wider region. Using digital technology, social media and augmented reality, this project will invite the public to curate personal virtual ‘collections’, by fusing images of paintings and artefacts from the Live at LICA collections with their own domestic environment. As well as existing in virtual space, the results will also be exhibited at the Peter Scott Gallery.

Quote from Imagination: “This project uses Mobile Augmented Reality (MAR) to allow people to digitally curate their own art exhibitions from their own homes using content from the Peter Scott Gallery at Lancaster University, and juxtapose this with their own media. Using this novel approach, the aims of the project are to discover new curatorial strategies; to uncover community identities; to enhance access & participation in the arts; and to inform events programming, tourism and business in new ways.”

For more information, demonstrations and insight interviews, please see Live at LICA's page on Native's website - the magazine from the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts

NEWS In July 2015, the Taking The Artwork Home app was used a feature article by the Public Catalogue Foundation. To read the article and find out more about PCF follow this link


Interview / Demo with Paul Coulton