The Digital Creative Series of events provides a unique opportunity for creatives in the South-East to gather together to meet with people from different creative backgrounds including content creators, illustrators, animators, digital artists, filmmakers, photographers and videographers.
The series is open to anyone with an interest in learning and sharing new ideas within their creative field; through a mix of talks, discussions and workshops attendees will learn how creatives are embracing the latest developments with digital technology in their industries and what’s happening in this space across the South-East region.
Our Next Event: Tuesday 14th March at Waterford Gallery of Art from 6pm
Immersive Tech in Creative Industries
Following the hugely successful opening event in the Digital Creative Series the next event Immersive Tech in Creative Industries is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 14th March at Waterford Gallery of Art from 6pm.
This event continues to explore the intersection of creativity and technology through an insightful discussion on how immersive technology is impacting on creative industries – such as virtual production in Film and TV and augmented reality at art galleries and tourist attractions. Attendees will hear from three experienced creatives about how this technology is changing the way we create and experience content and how they have embraced it within their own careers.
This event is ideal for creatives looking to stay ahead of the curve and learn more about the opportunities and challenges presented by immersive tech in their field of creativity.
Our speakers and panelists include:
Aaron Jay, founder of Emagine, a multi-disciplinary design agency committed to producing outstanding creative work. Aaron will share his insights on the changes he’s seeing in creative industries and how creatives can respond to the growth of immersive technology in their industries.
Linda Curtin, is an award-winning visual artist, filmmaker, and founder of Immersive Ireland. As an immersive tech enthusiast Linda will draw on her experiences designing and delivering Immersive Wexford, a program that facilitated learning in the field of VR, AR, and virtual production.
Ryan McKenna, is an award-winning Indie filmmaker specialising in virtual production. He produced Ireland’s first virtual production short film “THIRST” and is representing Ireland’s immersive technology cluster Eirmersive.
Spaces are limited and are filling up fast so please RSVP via Eventbrite or Meetup.
Past Digital Creative Series Events:
Digital Creatives Showcase Event
16th February 2023 – Boxworks Co Work Space, Waterford.
This event featured a range of art forms including graphic design, illustration, animation, digital art, filmmaking, photography, and videography.
In addition to the gallery, we had two exciting speakers and a panel discussion that evening. Hope Bello, Co-founder of Grúpa, spoke about the Grúpa community and the potential for digital creative collaboration in the South-East. Grúpa is an Irish-based creative community that hosts monthly meet-ups, recurring events, and exhibitions to facilitate growth and development of skills for individuals. (https://www.grupathehub.com/).
Digital Creative Series coordinator Justin Kearns introduced various digital creative networks, events, and projects happening across the South-East, and shared information on other upcoming meetups and workshops which are happening as a part of this exciting series of events.
Hope and Justin were joined for a panel discussion by author & illustrator Sarah Bowie to discuss topics such as developing creative communities in the region. Sarah is co-founder of The Comics Lab and Ireland’s first Graphic Short Story Prize in partnership with The Irish Times. She is also founder of the weekly meetup group Waterford Sketchers.
Other events in the series include:
Artificial Intelligence: eating or aiding design?:
A talk & panel discussion with different design practitioners about how the recent explosion of A.I is impacting on creative industries.
Idea generation workshops:
There will also be a number of workshops that will bring together creatives and non creatives to generate ideas on a range of different types of support and initiatives for creatives, creative enterprises and digital creativity.
For those who can’t make the opening event, please follow the Digital Creative Series meetup page to keep updated on dates and speakers for all events in the series.
This project is part of Creative Ireland Digital Creative Community Development, in collaboration with Creative Ireland Waterford, Waterford City & Council, Wexford County Council and Kilkenny County Council.