A FREE public exhibition showcasing games art will close the final week of this year’s London Games Festival, organiser Ukie has today revealed.
Running at City Hall, home of the London Mayor, this five-day exhibition will celebrate the home grown creative talent within the interactive entertainment industry comprising rare pieces donated by developers, publishers and artists. It will include original one-off concept designs, storyboards, digitally created images, wire framed drawings, sculptures, rendered images and all artistic designs that have been created for use within games and interactive entertainment.
At the end of the exhibition, these pieces will be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to games charity Special Effect, which is dedicated to making gaming, music and art accessible to all young people with disabilities.
Pieces from Guerrilla Games, Sports Interactive, Team 17, Warner Bros, Pop Cap, Aldorlea, Marby, Jagex, Jess Bradley, Kate Brown, Konami, Lady Shotgun, Lauren Mann, Jacob McAlister, Marcus Freeman, Media Molecule, Mikaël Aguirre, Omni Labs, Ronzo, Selena Thomas, and Zepto Lab have already been confirmed – with many more promised before the exhibition opens on 22nd October.
“This is a real coup for this year’s London Games Festival,” says event director Kirsty Payne. “The generosity of the games industry continues to astonish – we’ve already been donated some incredible pieces which have never been seen in public before. So not only will it make a fascinating exhibition of very rare art, it’ll raise a significant amount for Special Effect.
“The exhibition is a rare opportunity to witness firsthand the seeds of creativity which blossom into the games enjoyed by so many of us. It will be a stunning fusion of art and interactive entertainment, offering a very different view of an industry pioneered by this country.”
London Games Festival, in association with Ukie and The Guardian takes placed from September 27th 2012 to October 28th, at various locations throughout the capital.
The City Hall art exhibition will run between October 22nd and 26th, and will be free to attend. Please check the LGF website for further details and full calendar.