17th February 2003




A major international art and design conference will be held for the first time at the University of Lincoln in Hull in April.


CADE 2003 – the fifth biannual conference – will debate the impact that new cutting edge technologies have on our working practices and the changing role within our institutions.


Hosted by the Hull School of Art and Design, the four-day Computers in Art and Design Education event will follow the theme of ‘(which) end of the line (s)?’ and will take place from 22nd to 25th April


Day one of the conference commences with a free postgraduate forum at Hull Time Based Arts followed by an evening at the university’s EICH gallery which will attract artists from across the globe - ArCADE, an exhibition of international digital prints sponsored by Apple. 


Professor Gerhardt Blechinger, Vice Dean of Research and Development at the University of Design and Art in Zurich, is the keynote speaker on day two as delegates discuss current media practice and how it relates to new technologies.


The live art space in the Ferens Art Gallery will be the venue for a private viewing of Digits Typographic Tree, an experimental new media exhibition based in London.  The evening is being sponsored by the Visual Arts Data Service which will be launching a new website at the event.


Current art and design practice and new technologies will be the specific theme for day three, considering a range of papers from academics and practitioners throughout the art and design industry.


In conjunction with Hull Film, delegates will be invited to an evening reception at Hull Screen for the showing of experimental digital films.


Brian Minards, Director of Learning and Technology at from the School of Design at the University of Leeds will provide the keynote speech and join delegates in discussion as to the future of art and design education and how it relates to the new technologies. 


“It is a privilege to host such a high-profile conference of this type,” said Sarah Humphreys, event co-ordinator and lecturer in Interactive Multimedia at the university.  “The conference is an excellent way for the art and design community to share ideas and creative solutions.”


Founded in 1993, CADE exists to promote the use of computers in art and design within higher education and has been successful in raising the profile of computers in the art and design community both nationally and internationally.


For further information please contact Sarah Humphreys on 01482 462195.


For more information contact: Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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