CAS 50

21 May 2018

Celebrating 50 years of the Computer Arts Society

If you’re looking for the 2019 CAS 50 exhibition (22 July – 7 August 2019), click HERE


The Computer Arts Society was established in the UK in 1968 and pioneered the development of digital arts worldwide. 

This exhibition in Lightbox at LCB Depot celebrates 50 years since the founding of CAS in 1968 and presents the history of digital arts to a contemporary art audience, and marks the start of a year-long programme that will include multiple gallery showings of 20 pioneering computer-based artworks, a conference discussion panel at EVA’18 in London, an exhibition publication, the republication of the pioneering PAGE magazine, and a documentary website and video.

The exhibition features print-based work from 12 internationally recognised computer artists and includes three Lumen Prize winners, eight artists from the V&A collection and a number of Prix Ars Electronica winners. What’s more, three of the artists are from Leicester – part of our significant computer art heritage.

Wednesday 23 May 7 – 9pm
Launch Event
Drinks reception and talks.

Friday 25 May 5pm – 9pm
Late Night Opening
at Canteen street-food night (4-10pm).

Friday 8 June 4 – 11pm
Interact live at Grays Summer BBQ at LCB Depot

Saturday 9 June 11am – 4pm
At Easy Saturday family day at LCB Depot
Meet the curator. Workshop activities for children.

Presented in association with Interact Digital Arts