Arts Derbyshire

Artist profile

John Whall

John Whall is a Digital Participation Artist, Curator and Producer. He uses digital tools and materials to creatively engage audiences with arts and contemporary culture. An experienced performer and visual practitioner, John’s work explores participation through collaborative and co-creative practices, with a focus on the process of creating together.

John was recently supported by the Arts Council England’s (ACE) Developing Your Own Creative Practice (DYCP) fund, where he is exploring participant-led co-creation in immersive spaces. He also provides specialist sector support through digital skills, knowledge and experience, to help participatory, learning and socially engaged organisations to realise their digital ambitions.

John also supports the collective approaches to sector development and is the Specialist Interest Representative in Digital for Engage Visual Arts, Digital Champion for ArtWorks Alliance (AWA), as well as East Midlands Participatory Arts Forum (EMPAF).

Creative Genre

  • Visual Art, Digital, Digital Art, Immersive Technology, Participation, VR, AR, XR, Game Engine, Creative Technology, 3D

Work Undertaken

  • Odyssey 2022 FORMAT Online 2021 Citezen’s of Robot World 2021 SAN LDN Digital Meet Ups 2020 Lock-down the Line 2020 EMPAF Digital Participation Expedition 2018-19 Anim18 VR Gallery 2018 FORMAT Detect 2015 The Grand Space Tour 2015 Shine A Light Project 2013-2016


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