This collaborative art project between the National Museum of Cardiff and PhD researcher Sarah Younan, Cardiff Metropolitan University, aims to bring museum collections alive using 3D scanning and printing technologies.
For this project artefacts from the museum collections are scanned and the 3D models are shared wth artists working in digital media. Collaborating artists are invited to create new pieces of work from these scans. The new artworks will be exhibited in the museum alongside the original artefacts in April 2014.
They are currently looking for artists interested in participating in (Im)material Artefacts.
This project offers an opportunity to show work at the National Museum of Cardiff. The original arefacts that were scanned for this project will be on show, surrounded by the submitted artworks. We accept digital files for 3D printing, and screen-based work. 3D printing will take place on tabletop printers, within the museum galleries. The dimensions of work for 3D printing should be no larger than 210x210x205mm.
How many pieces you submit and what form they take is entirely up to you, but all submitted work must be based on one (or several) of the museum scans.
This project relates to doctoral research, and we would like to conduct interviews with some of the participating artists. You will also be asked to fill out a short questionnaire. We are interested in following your creative process, so please share screenprints, sketches and ideas along the way.
Hand-in date for finished work is the 3rd of February 2014, we will let you know if your work has been selected by the 1st of March. The exhibition will open at the National Museum of Wales in April 2014.
For more information and to access the scans please email: