Surely, it’s not that hard?


An EDI research project. Carried out by Saoirse Amira Anis. Commissioned by NEoN Digital Arts. Project completed April 2021. Research undoubtedly ongoing. ___________________________________________________________________________ Having spoken to several arts practitioners, and reading several inspirational texts, this research project has led me to conclude that the art world would benefit from the following:  “EDI” is replaced with “equity”. (By

Coded Bias – Screening and Q&A


Virtual Screening of Coded Bias, followed by Q&A with the film’s director Shalini Kantayya NEoN is excited to present its first event to launch the start of this years programme and theme for 2021  – Under the theme, ‘Wired Women’ NEoN will invite female and nonbinary artists from across the world to investigate how we

Diversity Is Not The Enemy Of Quality


Diversity and equality, in a city as diverse as Dundee, are still surprisingly undeveloped in the creative industries sector . It is important that the institutions providing platforms for creative workers and artists in the city are able to acknowledge how our processes are still informed by historical injustices which consistently alienate key creative voices,

DJCAD Masters Show 2019 Review: Guided With Touch


How do I even start to determine the quality of a particular work of art? Versions of this question bounced around in my head as I made my way to this year’s Masters Show at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, which presented the work of graduates from a variety of MFA, MSc

Fictional Tales of Imaginary Lifespans


Beginning with a writhing naked woman, the NEoN Artists’ Shorts Screening Programme was a cosy affair which took place in a packed George Orwell on 7 November. Over the course of several films it explored the lifespans of imaginary insects, our electronic waste, female fertility, and more. The first film ‘Infected’ by Gina Czarnecki was

Last chance to see AL and AL’s “new nativity”


There’s only a few days left to see AL and AL’s specially commissioned work as part of NEoN digital arts festival’s ‘take over’ of the Wellgate shopping centre. In their piece, the ‘Immaculate Conception of Isaac Newton’, artists Alan Holmes and Alan Taylor, known professionally as AL and AL, propose that the birth of the

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