FORMAT21 is open all day, every day so do come along and browse through the virtual galleries and discover the amazing photography curated for this year’s festival. You can access the virtual exhibitions on any desktop, tablet or mobile device, in any web browser, without registering, downloading or configuring anything.
You can drop in for as long as you like, as often as you like. You can arrange to meet your friends and visit the exhibitions together. If you need help just connect with one of the FORMAT volunteers via their red diamond marker.
A phone, tablet, laptop, Mac or PC and a simple set of instructions are all you need to enjoy FORMAT21.
In January 2021 the UK’s third lockdown saw the closure once again of its cultural and art institutions. FORMAT’s bold response was to take the festival online and in less than 10 weeks, together with US based New Art City they created an extraordinary virtual space to host the exhibitions and events for the biennial festival.
FORMAT21 Producer Debbie Cooper along with New Art City’s Sammie Veeler and Don Hanson will share the inside story of how FORMAT21 Online was designed and launched from scratch and take you on a tour of the virtual galleries.
With texts by festival director Louise Fedotov-Clements, guest curators Marina Paulenka, W.M. Hunt, Paul Lowe and Jennifer Good, plus extracts from Brian Griffin’s book this year’s festival catalogue is packed with great images and articles accompanying each of the exhibitions in FORMAT21: Control.
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