Our online artwork Weather Gauge is part of this great new project coming to a village hall near you!

Well actually it begins in Penryn Town Hall in Cornwall tomorrow, Friday 15th April 2011. Here's more information about the projects and its inaugural event:

Friday 15th April @ 6.30 – 8.30pm
Penryn Town Hall, Higher Market Street, Penryn, Cornwall, UK

[ ] Free event
Electronic Village Galleries Penryn is an event exhibiting four collections of network, sound and new media art.  The evening will be hosted by Fi Henshall and include discussion with Rob Gawthrop and Patrick Simons. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the artwork, food, wine and discussion.

Each collection has been selected especially for the Electronic Village Galleries by a diverse range of new media curators and artists. At the Penryn event there will be collections by Beryl Graham, Patrick Simons, Furtherfield.org and Kurator. These will include works by nationally and internationally known artists Rob Myers, Moddr, Karen Blissett, Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev (newstweek.com) Susan Collins, Carry Peppermint and Leila Nadir (ecoarttech), Rachel Reupke, Thomson  & Craighead, Les Liens Invisibles, Oliver Ressler, UBERMORGEN.COM and from a number of art radio stations.

[ ] Discuss Online
Texts by Verina Gfader on a few of the artworks being shown at the event are featured on the Electronic Village Galleries Website
Many of the artworks featured at the event are viewable online.  You can post your thoughts and interpretation of the works on the Electronic Village Galleries Website http://evg.dematerial.org

[ ] Come and Have Your Say
VOX POPULI : Vidocumentation by Delpha Hudson will be through ‘vox pop’ interviews, negotiated with the public at the event, through dialogue.  Audiences will be asked which digital work they most like or dislike, and why. Drawing on the idea of 'found’ sound or footage, the vox pop interviews will not be controlled or edited by post-production processes, just placed on the web.

[ ] Website

Electronic Village Galleries Penryn is part of a pilot project devised by Kate Southworth at University College Falmouth which is supported by Arts Council England.  Electronic Village Galleries aims to develop a distributed platform that supports artists to host new media art events in their local village or town hall, and which links together local art communities in Cornwall and the South West of England with network and new media art and its global communities. It’s an experiment, so please join in and help to shape it!