The Exhibition

I was thrilled that my felt ball QR code was selected to be part of the  QR-3D exhibition.

The QR-3D exhibition took place at Cornerhouse, Manchester from 22-30th October 2011 and formed part of the Art in the Café programme. Works were exhibited on the ground and first floors; the busiest of the centre’s spaces, occupying the front of house areas and with some of the exhibition spaces visible from the street – Oxford Road, one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares. Cornerhouse is Manchester’s international centre for contemporary visual arts and film.

The piece was a favourite of a very distinguished panel made up of the people below:

Natalie Ireland, Director of Manchester Science Festival

Rachel Hobson, staff writer for Make and Craft

Mike Press, Professor of Design Policy / Associate Dean of Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, the University of Dundee.

Lin Jones, Operations Manager at the National Museum of Computing

This is the panel’s feedback:

‘This work fulfils all three criteria fully. The work is very well considered, creating an innovative and engaging textile object that acts as a successful and fully working vehicle for the QR code. This code acts as a bridge to understanding the creation of the piece and its unique collaborative nature. It tells a delightful story that enhances the value and appreciation of the finished piece. Innovative craft practice is about making connections, and the opportunity to incorporate QR code creates exciting new opportunities to do this. This piece is the most successful by far in weaving together innovative creative practice, with highly engaging interaction, revealing a process that is itself all  about connections and communication. Crowdsourced craft, driven by a unique vision, executed to the highest standard, using this hybrid media to engage, enlighten and inspire. Beautiful work.’

The exhibition was also a part of the Manchester Science Festival which took place 22-30th October 2011 in venues across the city.

QR-3D is a Cornerhouse Micro-commission supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, curated by Sally Fort.

Grateful thanks go to all of the project’s contributors:

Frithville Primary School, Gosberton House Special School, Kesteven and Sleaford High School, Fulbridge School, The Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery and Lincolnshire Creative Agent team. Thanks also go to Dr Amy Jane Barnes, Matthew Brown and Jude and Abigail Hoyles.

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