Oldham teenager involved in new high profile interactive online arts display

Date published: 03 March 2021

A teenager from Oldham has been part of the creation of a new online immersive environment and interactive 3D gallery space created with young people, artists and digital designers Studio Treble, all from Greater Manchester.

Launched today, March 3, and titled 'this place [of mine]', it provides a platform for young people to share ideas about the future of their local high streets.

It showcases a series of exciting new ​digital art commissions created by Oldham based artist Joe Whitmore, an artist and illustrator and others. 

The project uses a range of digital skills and creative techniques which each artist delivers through inspiration from conversations with the Young Producers, including a playful high street themed game, a hypertext narrative set in a parallel world and a virtual flag maker.​

The interactive online hub enables audiences to immerse themselves in an awe-inspiring online world (or virtual Greater Manchester high street) of digital art created by the projects Young Producers and Citizen Futurist artists, in response to these important themes.

'this place [of mine]' is a virtual playground of discovery, populated by 3D artifacts, questions and an exhibition of digital art presented through a variety of mediums,  developed entirely during lockdown by digital designers Studio Treble in collaboration with FutureEverything and the Young Producers.

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham said: ​“We know Greater Manchester’s high-streets still face an uncertain time as a result of the pandemic so it’s important that we use creative and innovative methods to look at what their future looks like and explore what people want from them. ​

"this place [of mine]​ will help to do just this, allowing young people to explore and contribute to a vision for the future of our high streets and I look forward to seeing how it develops and grows.”


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