A digital art exhibition which gives children the chance to be part of the creative process and help bring the artwork to life opened this week.

Adventures in Digital Art was unveiled on Wednesday, November 15 in Winns Gallery in Lloyd Park, Walthamstow.

The works featured in the exhibition have won, or been shortlisted by the internationally renowned Lumen Prize.

The exhibition is stopping in Walthamstow for Waltham Forest Digital Month on its global tour which includes St Petersburg, Beijing and Florence.

The exhibition which will close on Tuesday, November 21 is open between 10am and 5pm daily.

Visitors can move planets with Fabio Dartizio’s A Desire to Stay in the Sun and see their touch translated into blazes of colour in another artwork.

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

The exhibition coincides with Waltham Forest’s bid to be named London’s first ever Borough of Culture. 

Cllr Clare Coghill, Leader of the Council, said: “Digital Month is about connecting communities and unlocking opportunities for residents through digital technology.  

“If we are successful in winning the title of Borough of Culture, the £1 million prize money will enable us to deliver even more in terms of culture for residents and businesses. 

Our borough is brimming with innovative and entrepreneurial minds and this investment will bring further opportunities for our young people to become the creative workforce of the future.”

 Carla Rapoport, Director and Founder of The Lumen Prize, said: “Lumen is thrilled to be returning to Waltham Forest for Digital Month.

“For the first time, our show includes creative coding workshops for children led by Lumen artists, another example of the exciting, accessible properties of art made with technology.

“Our show aims to get everyone involved and, we hope, get people of all ages turning themselves into artists too.”

To back the bid for Waltham Forest to be named Borough of Culture click here.