NEoN Digital Arts Archive

Visitors and assistants in the venue


The NEoN Public events programme presents an expose of the most innovative digital arts and computer games hailing from Dundee and beyond!

Curated by Dare to be Digital and Cultural Development at Abertay the NEoN exhibition seeks to expose the mass of talent harvested in Dundee as well as offering the public free opportunity to come to interact, play and enjoy a wide range of computer games and digital arts.

Realtime Worlds present artwork from the double bafta winning game Crackdown and the critically acclaimed APB. - Founded in 2002, Realtime Worlds is a software technology company specializing in the entertainment sector. Their talented development team has a tremendous history of creating some of the world’s best-selling video games, including the global hit franchises ‘Lemmings’ and ‘Grand Theft Auto’. Our seasoned operations team has a vast range of experience launching some of the most popular massively multiplayer games on the Internet.

Composers/animators Colliderscope display a series of beautifully animated music videos that represent their uniquely stylish, elegant, and sinister style - skeletal, off-world electronica, and sublime visuals collide in the spaces between dreaming and waking.

4J Studios exhibit artwork from the top-selling title State of Emergency - 4J Studios is a game development studio established in Dundee in 2005 by Chris van der Kuyl, Paddy Burns and Frank Arnot. 4J has developed products for all popular console game systems including Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Xbox; Sony's PlayStation3 and PlayStation2, Nintendo's Wii and DS systems and Apple's iPhone/iPod Touch.

The winning teams from 2009’s Dare to be Digital offer up a chance to play their award-winning games - Dare to be Digital is the UK's premier video games competition for students who love to play games, and want to design their own video game. Every year between June and August, students form teams of five and compete over 10 weeks to design a fully functioning video game prototype. At the end of 10 weeks, all the teams will gather at Dare Protoplay to showcase their work and be judged by industry experts. Dare Protoplay represents the most innovative design from emerging games artists and programmers and is open to the public to come and play the games.

Next Level Dundee invites you to interact with games and animations born from this year's digital media jam - Next Level Dundee is a digital media collaboration event for anybody not currently working in the creative industries. Entrants worked in teams over the course of a week to produce a game, audio, film, or other creative media response to a brief.

Documentary film-maker Derek Linton in association with artists from the renowned Art Angel display video works investigating film-making as alternative art therapy. This collaboration was first proposed to the community project Art Angel, Dundee in September 2007. The original concept was to document the three creative artists (who volunteered) within this project, practicing their art as a way of expressing themselves, and also to investigate the therapeutic link between the creative arts and mental illnesses. However, this changed after several discussions with the group and project manager.

Abertay student Tom Demajo’s audio/video installation explores virtual geometry and our perception of space.

We bring outdoor art indoors with a display of Superfly posters featuring work from local artists - Superfly was an exhibition utilising 12 key poster sites around Dundee. In August of this year, 7 winners were selected by a panel of judges from 150 entries from 58 artists. Superfly was open to everyone, with no age limits or professional restrictions making it an ideal opportunity for artists, designers, and illustrators of all kinds to promote their work. It is envisaged that superfly will be back in 2010.

Chest Pains by Steven Fraser is an educational multimedia project from the University Of Dundee Medical School - Currently Medical Schools teach using educational posters, Chest Pains, however, shows the beating of a 3D heart which improves on current 2D images. It shows the location of the coronary arteries and the location of the heart within the human body. Having this information in 3 dimensions allows students to see the full 3D content, which allows them to digest the information from all the required angles – posterior and anterior.