In 2018, to help celebrate 50 years since the founding of the Computer Arts Society, a collection of artworks donated by 12 computer artists was created. The CAS50 Collection was exhibited in Leicester, London and Brighton and was well-received by audiences (this is now referred to as CAS50 Phase 1).
The collection was expanded further in 2019 to feature work donated by an additional 12 artists (CAS50 Phase 2). The full collection was then exhibited at Event Two at the Royal College of Art in London in July 2019 and the new acquisitions were shown in Leicester the following month.
In 2020 we established the Computer Arts Archive as a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) with the purpose of providing the CAS50 Collection with a secure base on which it can develop further. We now have an office and storage facility in Leicester, UK and - despite COVID-19 complications - are on target to officially launch the project in November 2020.
Dr Sean Clark (Curator)
Computer Arts Archive CIC
31 Rutland Street
Computer Arts Society
The Computer Arts Society is a Specialist Group of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.