Artists turn to digital

Jeremy paul: One of the artist's photographs from his recent Arctic trip

Jeremy paul: One of the artist's photographs from his recent Arctic trip

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A DIGITAL art exhibition featuring seven local artists who have turned their talents towards the medium as a departure from their normal work opens at The Sayle Gallery, Douglas, tomorrow (Friday).

Digital art is widely interpreted as a range of artistic works and practices that use digital technology as an essential part of the creative process.

It includes computer and multi-media presentations.

Jeremy Paul will exhibit photographs taken on his recent trip to the Arctic.

They represent his interest in more abstract landscape and photography rather than his better known wildlife paintings.

Meanwhile, Paul Parker, more known for his acrylic and oil paintings of landscapes and motorbikes, has experimented with whimsical digital art.

Manos Kalamenios, whose work was featured in the Sayle Gallery’s 8 Degrees Show and who recently graduated with a first class BA (Hons) degree in Fine Arts, has reproduced his digital images on fine china and glass.

His aim was to emphasise the vibrancy and fragility of both memories and the materials.

Myra Gilbert and Charlotte Jane Henry have both approached the theme from different angles, developing digital art from their own original works.

Myra’s current work explores and interprets island landscapes in a domestic context.

She pays respect to those who have gone before while celebrating their world in new, digital, images developed from her own drawings, photographs and monoprints.

Charlotte – an artist and filmmaker – has used this exhibition to show a digitally produced DVD of herself working on an etching, which she hopes will be both educational and inspirational.

Sayle Gallery artist Rosi Robinson will also be taking part, and local experimental film-maker Simon Buttimore will have a piece in the exhibition.

But true to form, Simon has produced a multimedia work involving both film and ‘found’ pieces.

The Digital Art exhibition runs until September 2. Admission is free.

The gallery, in Harris Promenade, is open Monday, 1 – 5pm; Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Sunday, 1.30pm – 4.30pm.

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