Makers of Imaginary Worlds

We create mixed reality installations and performances for children.

Approach

Our designs are playful, sensory and interactive. We combine sensing technologies with crafts.

Our work considers the whole audience experience and how we can encourage interactivity and play, using all the senses to achieve an immersive experience. We specialise in making tangible interfaces that seamlessly combine traditional craft techniques with interactive technologies. 

The interaction with light and music. I also like how you can feel the different textures of the coral. My daughters came on Saturday with my husband and I came back today and she showed me everything and how it worked.

Parent feedback, Coral Garden, Feb 2020

Our services

What we do

We specialise in all types of art installation from small scale design in libraries to much larger performance /gallery spaces.

PROJECTS

Our touring installations and performances are places of wonder to explore and are accompanied by educational activity packs. 
Using the latest technologies we help organisations to create exciting immersive experiences for families. 

                                        

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TAKE PART

Arts & craft workshops for early years can take place virtually or in person. For KS1 &2 we do STEAM workshops for children in person.  
Recently we have added Create@home series of arts and crafts actitivies that connect to the themes in our installations.

The Gift

Storytelling is one of the greatest gifts that parents can give a child. In January 2021 we launched a free storytelling resource to support anyone who tells live stories to children. It contains videos, lots of tips, printable guides and digital tools to get you started on your own storytelling adventures!


Supported by Small Steps Big Changes.

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Take Part 

Create@Home

Since May 2020 we have started a series of create@home projects for children in collabration Lakeside Arts, Nottingham Libraries and VoxJam-Beeston

Music@home

 We have searched the web high and low to put together some great visual online music and craft activities to help families discover the fun in making music and crafting simple instruments. This was first developed for Virtual Oxjam (VOxjam) Summer Music Festival  streamed online from gardens, flats and houses.

Thingamabobas Inventors

So far no one has ever invented a circus of silly Thingamabobas. Can you? Stretch your brain and see if you can draw some really silly and fun contraptions for our circus. The contactless installation is due to open in summer 2021 at Lakeside Arts supported by Arts Council UK, and Mixed Reality Lab.

The Undiscovered Island Mission

An imaginary underwater world with unique plants, birds, fish and giant corals that light up and sing – what’s this? An undiscovered island! Let us decipher some mysterious messages . Installation due to open in winter 2021 supported by Arts Council UK, Lakeside Arts, EPRC and Mixed Reality Lab.

Contact us

Interested in commissioning a design, hiring an installation or running workshops for an event? We can help you. Our diverse team of artists have a wealth of experience working in the arts, making site specfic work and researching the most approriate technologies and materials for the job. Contact us with any questions or queries.

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Partners

Thanks to generous support form our partners and funders