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Art Exhibition at Games Britannia Live - Call for Artworks

  • Deadline:
    June 9, 2014, 6 p.m.
  • Location:
    Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, UK, SHEFFIELD, Yorkshire, GB

Open call for Artworks!

Videogame inspired art wanted for Games Britannia exhibition . . . .

Games Britannia is an exciting educational videogames festival that brings creativity and technology together. Through a range of activities, industry experts encourage schools and teachers to practice and celebrate the wonderful world of video game development. As part of this dynamic festival Third Person View is offering artists the opportunity to exhibit new work in a group show at the prestigious Millennium Gallery in Sheffield.

Videogames use images, characters and scenes to tell stories and build worlds. From the abstract landscapes of Journey to the building blocks of Minecraft, videogames offer the creative opportunity to play, build and interact with new environments.


Third Person View invites artists to respond to the theme of landscape, using videogames as the tools and inspiration for contemporary art making. We are seeking works that engage with videogames to critically address the way we build or inhabit spaces.

Within this broad theme we encourage artists to consider habitats, landscapes, gaming environments, levels, multiple spaces, non-linear narratives across different planes, platforms, virtual space, journeys through environments and uses of space (shared, social, creative, competitive).

In particular, we are looking for works that push beyond expressions of fandom, and which investigate the convergence of videogames and contemporary art. Artists at all stages of their creative careers – from emerging to established – are encouraged to submit their work.


Work will be showcased in the Millennium Galleries and Winter Gardens. The Millennium Gallery is Sheffield's premier destination for art, craft and design, situated in the centre of Sheffield close to the main station, the Central Library, Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University, and Sheffield Theatres.

Third Person View - Who we are

We are Narrative Designer Rob Barker, Artist Michael Borkowsky and Artist Helen Cocker. With a passion for video games, art and the spaces between, Third Person View is a platform for showcasing art inspired by video games.

Key dates

Submission deadline: 9th June 2014

The deadline for delivery of artworks is 20th June 2014.
Exhibition installation will take place on 24th June 2014.

The exhibition will run from 28th to 29th June 2014.

How to apply

This open call invites submissions from artists working in any media. Please note that should you wish to submit film, multimedia or interactive work, you will need to provide your own means of running the work.

All submissions should include:

- A description of your work, max 300 words
- Max 5 images of your work
- Artist statement

¬Please email your submission to WeAreThirdPersonView@gmail.com

Submission deadline: 9th June 2014