SparkAR Instagram Face Filter Workshop

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Open to all 15-25 year olds

Wheelchair Accessible

Booking Essential (Tickets are very limited for this free workshop. Please only book if you can attend.)

Explore virtual role-play by making a Bauhaus-inspired face filter for Instagram in this SparkAR workshop led byBroadway’s Near Now Fellowship artist, Will Hurt. Our current exhibition title, Still Undead, is borrowed from a 1982 song by the British band Bauhaus, suggesting that these spirits linger on, neither dead nor alive. The Bauhaus spirit is one of collective experimentation and engagement with technology of the time – constantly striving for the ‘modern’. Learn how artists become early adopters of new processes; subverting and co-opting technology for their own use.

- BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP with SparkARStudio installed download from

- BRING YOUR OWN Android / iOS Smartphone with the latest version of Instagram installed.

*If this is not possible, we have a limited number of laptops available, please email to reserve.

Will Hurt is best known for his brightly coloured, playful, digital interactives which cater to people of all ages and abilities and respond to the geometry of the physical sites they are installed in, abstracting and re-presenting local architecture and landscape. These site-specific interactives bring people together, forging connections and affording them a moment to play, leaving them with lasting memories of novel playful experiences and a new appreciation of their locality. Recent work focuses on contemporary modes of drawing, writing software in which complex geometric worlds can be drawn, animated and explored. Will’s work has been exhibited around the world due to its stand-out aesthetic, technical resilience and engaging immediacy.

Through the Near Now Fellowship, Will aims to explore the creation of new digital tools and experiences to engage people in modes of creative play that are interactive, constructive and shareable. Broadway’s Near Now Fellowship is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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