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Artists & the web

It is a cliché to say how important the internet is to our daily lives; it is as a huge resource; a space to gain knowledge, to feedback and comment, review and exhibit. We express opinions, create conversations, forge networks and showcase work and ideas. New media and the ease of digital technology has fueled the volume of content available to us and with the recent boom in mobile technology the internet has opened up new levels of communication and access to information. The popularity of social networking sites, online forums and blogs has allowed us all to be a commentator, a publisher of thoughts and ideas.

To coincide with the launch of the new Jerwood Visual Arts website, we will be hosting a special gallery event at Jerwood Space, London exploring the relationship between visual artists and the web; how artists navigate this vast network, promote themselves, their work and exhibitions.

Taking part will be:
Charlie Woolly, artist
Stuart Semple, artist & arts blogger
Sheila McGregor, Axis Web
James Smith (Chair), editor of online contemporary art magazine, This is Tomorrow.

Artists & the web
1 November 2010, 6-8pm
Jerwood Space
171 Union Street, Bankside | London | SE1 0LN

for more info: www.jerwoodvisualarts.org