The Schauerman Digital Art Prize

// Nov 2017 //

This new prize is part of The London Group Open. This year our prize went to Sandra Crisp for her experimental video work Remote City (skygardens_towers)

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.

The selected artwork was shown as part of The London Group Open in November 2017 and the winner received £500. All forms of digital art were considered including video, still image, sound, 3D, web, game art, interactive, installation, VR, electronics, robotics, etc…

This prize is selected by London Group members Genetic Moo (Nicola Schauerman and Tim Pickup).

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

The London Group Open 2017 // The Schauerman Prize

The London Group Open exhibitions this year are in the Cello Factory, Waterloo in November and December 2017. 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 in a show reel. Please take into account the venue when submitting digital work for the show. There are size restrictions (there are about 70 members and 70 non-members in the show) so you will need to work out how best to display your work. You will need to provide all equipment, unless you are happy to go onto a show reel of video / audio. However there are no restrictions on what type of digital media you use and we will be generous when classifying what is or isn’t digital art. Deadline for submission is 29th August 2017.

To be eligible for the Prize you need to enter and be selected for The London Group Open, see their website for more information on the Open, and a list of all the prizes valued up to £7000, including ours.

We have been members of this prestigious art co-operative for six years and are actively involved in all the digital aspects of the group, social media etc. We want to encourage more digital artists to become involved with the group and hope this £500 prize will achieve that.

Prize winners will be announced on 27 Nov 2017

The London Group Open 2017
Part 1: 8 – 17 Nov
Part 2: 22 Nov – 1 Dec
The Cello Factory
33-34 Cornwall Road
London SE1 8TJ
2pm – 6pm daily
For more information visit The London Group

Here are some images of digital works which have been in previous Cello Factory shows.