Margate Festival digital strand


A 10-day digital art festival on Margate High Street celebrating the creative use of computers. Part of Margate Festival.

As events and technologies turn our world inside out and upside down, the art world is also being shaken up. Computers encourage new approaches based on free, open, online, shared, collaborative, massively parallel processes where everyone is involved: filming, documenting, playing, making, building and creating. Electric energies are bursting out, pulsating and mutating into the world and there is no stopping them.

Digital art is alive and it is spreading. NOW digital champions this evolution in creativity

At NOW digital you can engage with interactive art, try your hand at creative coding and experience film, music, electronics and visuals made by a growing local digital scene. Your creations will be instantly added into this ever-changing show.

NOW digital is organised by artist duo Genetic Moo. Over the last two years, we have been working with Victoria Barrow-Williams (Creative Learning and Participation Manager at Dreamland Margate) on large scale projects helping hundreds of children and adults get creative with computers and NOW digital will showcase the results.

Venue: Woolworths on Margate High Street
Dates: Fri 18 – Sun 27 Oct, daily 12-6pm with some lates

Collaborators and participants include: Ramsgate Arts Primary School, National Citizens Scheme, Broadstairs College, Margate Film Festival, Open School East, Matt Mapleston, John Hislop and the STEAMettes, Exploding Cinema, Martin Tanton, Ed Kelly, Algorave, Rocio von Jungenfeld, Kent University, The Margate School, Marine Studios and many others.

NOW digital is supported by The Arts Council of England, Margate Festival and Dreamland. The event is generously hosted by The Margate School.

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Margate NOW is an ambitious and dynamic festival of art, events and performances and has been developed with Turner Contemporary to run parallel with the Turner Prize 2019. The Festival programme runs from 28 Sept 2019 to 12 Jan 2020.