Access Space is the UK's longest running and most sustainable free, open digital arts lab.

At Access Space, people interested in art, design, computers, recycling, music, electronics, photography and meet more like-minded people, share and develop skills and work on creative, enterprising and technical projects.

We operate at a very low cost with a minimal carbon footprint, because we recycle donated computers and use free, open source software. We run drop-in activities and workshops, exhibitions and arts events and have opportunities for volunteering. We also run the Refab Space fabrication facility and an ethical web design service.

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20x20: Tonight's the Night

Friday 13 September is the day of the Access Space 20×20 preview event. Join us from 5:30 onwards to bask in your own brilliance and see the exciting pieces others have been working on. There's more art then ever and plenty of people going.

If you can't make the preview, don't worry, all work will be on display until mid November.

20x20 Preview

There is no law, there is only the board.

The 20x20 exhibition is upon us once more!

It can be any theme and any material, as long as it's 20 inches by 20.

Pick up a board from Access Space for £3.50, or make your own. Let us know if you're planning to submit work.

The deadline for submissions is 10 September and there will be a preview at Access Space on the 13th September. We anticipate the exhibition running through into mid November.

It's an exhibition anyone can participate in, from people who have never had work shown in public to well known artists who regularly exhibit, and it is growing every year.

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Video of Alex McLean's Text workshop

6-2-2011
Six participants and Alex jamming with the new software yesterday.
http://tinyurl.com/6ehnlh6

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http://player.vimeo.com/video/19601354

Sonic Event videos

Two videos from our first sonic event in July 2010.

Monika Dutta and David Mutch - Kindle

Video by Richard Bolam

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http://www.youtube.com/embed/sXMs3hydzAs&feature=share

Neal Spowage - Ghetto Bastard

Video by Laurence Alexander

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http://player.vimeo.com/video/14420772&feature=share

Download a free copy of COMMONSense apazine

COMMONSense is a 62 page magazine, launched in 2010, created from submissions to a call for pieces which reflect a theme connecting the activities of Access Space to the wider world, “the commons”. We asked for prose (stories, thoughts, book reviews, bibliographies…), poetry, photographs, cartoons, drawings or graphics. It was edited by Dougald Hine, with art direction by Anne-Marie Culhane.

People sent us material relating to green issues, land ownership, social relations, the internet, copyright, software and a whole host of other subjects.

Download a pdf of COMMONSense here

Please feel free to distribute copies by electronic means.

Hard copies are available from Access Space for GBP 4.00 + GBP 1.50 P&P

Email jake@access-space.org Tel: +44 (0)114 249 5522

ISBN: 9780955009143

The publication is being made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial license (see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/uk/)

Praxis software download

A recent binary build of Neil C Smith's Open Source software, Praxis, along with the patch used for the performance at Sonic Event 2 in the video below is available from http://code.google.com/p/praxis/

Alex Mclean will be giving a workshop on his software, Tidal and Text, on 5th Feb.

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http://www.youtube.com/embed/1zZfSWjcWAI

Video of the Sonic Event on October 29th

Nice video by Richard Bolam of the performances by Alex McLean & Scott Hewitt, Neil C Smith and Dan Stowell.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zZfSWjcWAI&feature=share

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