Launched as part of the national Fun Palaces weekend, Chorlton Arts Virtual will show 18 artists via the 3D social Mozilla Hubs and the Art Steps online gallery platform.
An all-star line-up of Chorlton artists includes watercolourists, painters, textile artists, photographers such as Susan Parry, Anna Violet, Cathy Duggan, Charlie Roberts, Nerissa Cargill Thompson, Tracey Cartledge, Mike Beard, Amy Tefler and Peter Topping. They are joined by classical musicians such as Chu Yun, Ivan Hovorun and bands including MIRO, Peggy Chorlton, The Dead Xtras.
Chorlton’s favourite older person community group, Good Neighbours, will be launching their Youtuber careers in a series of 3 minute sketches directed by Nakib Narat.
World-leading Chorlton local, digital sculptor Professor Keith Brown, will be displaying his magnificent 3D digital artworks online in an exclusive showing just for the festival.
Bands and performers such as poet, Paul Neads, will appear at Solstice, Chorlton’s brand new virtual performance and meeting space designed with a 360 photo backdrop of Chorlton Ees by local creative digital studio, Visioning Lab in collaboration with Virtual Reality Films.
This fun palace will launch Chorlton Arts Virtual as an online place for the community to hang out. Who knows where we may go from here…