As part of Digital Democracies Talent Development programme, students from Grimsby Institute of Technology worked with Inkibit Immersive on a Virtual Reality co-commission.

The collaborative co-commission, St James in VR, was inspired by the fixed public art works, Come Follow Me by Adrian Riley and Murmuration by Annabel McCourt, in St James’ Square Grimsby, combining oral history, living archive, people and words.

St James in VR is an interactive VR piece that will be exhibiting at Our Big Picture, Grimsby on  Friday 12th August, 11am-2pm. Free and open to all.

Also on Friday 12 August, 10am-8pm and Saturday 13 August, 10am-4pm in St James’ Square is Walk This Way, a participatory artwork using CCTV and Artificial Intelligence by Annabel McCourt and Adrian Riley.

If you’re in Grimsby this weekend come along and interact with both!

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The project is a partnership project between Threshold StudiosDigital DemocraciesOur Big PictureGrimsby CreatesGrimsby Institute and Inkibit Immersive.

St James in VR is funded by National Lottery Grant and supported through the Heritage Lottery Fund and is part of the Grimsby Creates Creative Programme, an ambitious, place-shaping schedule of activities, events, festivals, residencies and public art over three years. Supported by the Cultural Development Fund, which is funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and administered by Arts Council England, the programme is providing a unique opportunity to transform Grimsby into a vibrant town centre where heritage and creativity are enjoyed.