Schauerman Digital Art Prize @ The London Group Open 2019

This year the prize will be selected by London Group members Genetic Moo (Nicola Schauerman and Tim Pickup) and Sandra Crisp.

We have been members of this prestigious art cooperative since 2011. We want more digital artists to become involved with the group and hope this £500 prize will encourage this.

Nicola’s parents, Marie & John Schauerman, were creative throughout their lives and excited by new technology. This prize is in memory of their enthusiasm and support.

The London Group Open 2019

Parts one and two of the Open exhibition will be held in the Cello Factory, Waterloo in November and December 2019. The gallery is predominantly a large white space (see above image), but it does have a small dark room upstairs. This room is usually where selected videos are projected as part of a show reel. Please take into account the venue when submitting digital work for the show. There are size restrictions  so you will need to work out how best to display your work. You must provide all equipment but there are NO restrictions on what type of digital media you use, this can include video, still image, sound, 3D, web, game art, interactive, installation, VR, apps, electronics, robotics etc.

Deadline for submission is 30 August 2019

To be eligible for the Prize you need to enter and be selected for The London Group Open. For more information on the Open and a list of all the prizes visit The London Group.

Prize winners will be announced on 9 Dec 2019

The London Group Open 2019
Part 1: 20 – 29 Nov & Part 2: 4 – 13 Dec, 2pm – 6pm daily
The Cello Factory
33-34 Cornwall Road
London SE1 8TJ

Remote City

The first Schauerman Digital Art Prize was awarded to Sandra Crisp in 2017 for her experimental video work Remote City (skygardens_towers). The video was shown as part of The London Group Open in November 2017 and Sandra received £500. Sandra has since become a member of The London Group.

Remote City (skygardens_towers) pans through elevated levels of a fragmented and futuristic city featuring sky gardens, and empty high-rise towers that humans appear to have left behind. “Hybrid models are textured with borrowed / downloaded visuals and smartphone-camera stills, embedded into their multi-faceted surfaces.” Sandra’s piece is both playful and dark and a really skilful use of 3D and video. We love it.

To get a clearer idea of the ways in which the Group engages with digital art see these recent shows which we helped to curate: In the Dark and The Mesh.

Here’s an image from In the Dark which was also at a blacked out Cello Factory.

immersive art

In the Dark