LOCAL PLAY is a free and open, event-based and online art project that lets the public build a collaborative platform game about their hometown led by artists Ruth Catlow (Furtherfield) and Dr Mary Flanagan (Tiltfactor). In the first project levels of a platform game are to be created by local citizens of Southend-on-Sea to reflect their imaginings, hopes and needs among their own communities.
In February 2012 Furtherfield is opening a public gallery at McKenzie Pavilion in Finsbury Park, providing space for exhibitions, activities and events for art, technology and social change. Before we officially open we would like to invite local community groups and organisations to join us in a friendly networking event which we hope will be the first of many, leading to fruitful partnerships and collaborations.
Furtherfield is a Not-for-Profit Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales under the Company No.7005205. Registered business address: Ballard Newman, Apex House, Grand Arcade, Tally Ho Corner, London N12 0EH.