CAS: Leicester Computer Art Pioneers
In 1968, two Leicester-based artists and educators – Stroud Cornock (Leicester School of Art) and Ernest Edmonds (Leicester Technical College) – saw the potential of interactive computer-based art and after a chance meeting began to work together. This was the start of a tradition of computer art in Leicester and Leicestershire that continues to the present day.
In partnership with the Computer Arts Society (CAS), this new exhibition in our Café Bar explores Leicester’s computer art history from the 1960s to the 1990s, and features historic and contemporary work by eight artists who lived and worked in the city and county during this era: Stroud Cornock, Ernest Edmonds, Stephen Scrivener, Dominic Boreham, Graham Bate, Brian Reffin Smith, Sean Clark and Stephen Bell.
The exhibition has been produced by the Computer Arts Archive and curated by Sean Clark, with support from Leicester City Council’s Cultural Ambition Fund. More information can be found on the CAS website at computer-arts-society.com.