The Old Library, Chester
Friday, September 6, 2019
01:00 PM
Northgate Street Chester CH1 2EF
North West England
Chester Visual Arts

Fri 6 September
Making a Dimension: Digital Image-Making Workshop
1 – 3pm | £5 | BOOK TICKETS

Join artist Emily Tilzey to learn digital image-making techniques and create your own drawing, photograph and text-based compositions.

Half of the world’s population are active web users, which makes it one of the most accessible visual tools available. Recognising phones, tablets and computers as valid spaces to create art, this workshop will encourage participants to explore new ways of image-making through technology and their imagination, inspired by the exhibition Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers.

Tilzey will also teach digital drawing and painting techniques, including exploring abstraction, for those who want to learn about digital art. No previous experience necessary. Suitable for ages 14+.


Emily Tilzey is a contemporary artist living and working in Manchester. Tilzey’s practice is influenced by the human condition, exploring and contemplating the delicacy of our existence. Predominantly working with drawing, painting, sculpture and digital processes, her work visualises the reflective dimension that exists between our everyday action and experience and our somatic being.

About the exhibition

Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers
Until Sun 8 September
The Old Library, Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2EF
Open Wed – Sun, 11am – 5pm. Free. Venue is fully accessible.

Since the 1960s, artists and programmers have used computers to create prints, drawings, paintings, photographs and digital artworks. Hosted by Chester Visual Arts, Chance and Control draws on the V&A’s rich international collection of computer-generated art and includes work by pioneering digital artists such as Frieder Nake and Georg Nees – who produced some of the earliest computer art – through to the younger generation of artists practicing today.

It offers viewers the rare opportunity to trace the chronological development of digital art, exploring how aspects of chance and control shaped the creative process and produced vivid and original artworks.

Created by the V&A – touring the nation.

Primary exhibition funder the Tyrer Charitable Trust.

Thanks to exhibition funders The Westminster Foundation, and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.