an online education resource for contemporary international visual
arts being developed through the
Digital Arts Education Research initiative, over three years from 1998 - 2001.
The project's title - Digital Art Resource for Education (DARE) - refers
to the digital format as a means of accessing and engaging with
contemporary art, rather than implying the resource is specifically
concerned with digital arts as a new discipline.
Aimed at a broadly educational audience, the resource is divided into
a number of areas, accessed through the title words on the left
of the home page, using the drop-down menu on the top right or via
the buttons on the sitemap
DIGITAL will take you to a small selection of contemporary 'webart' or net.art projects made specifically for the Internet, which is still a relatively new medium and a new space for artists to show their work. This
selection will change periodically.
ART will take you to the main area of the resource. Here, the images and ideas of a diverse range of British and international contemporary artists are examined through the themes of Play, Space + Place and Translation. This area also contains a number of trigger ideas for project work and critical studies discussions (through the 'Get Busy!' icon). You can also view the artists work, without the contextualisation in the artists' image gallery.
The individual theme pages are presented in an interactive screen-based
format, but you can also access a plain text format for printing
(through the 'get print version' icon).
takes you to a number of additional resources including: a compilation
of related books, journals, CD-ROMS and education packs; A full
bibliography of all the references (text and image) for this site;
an extensive list of links including many international contemporary
artists organisations, galleries and education projects and a glossary
of key words used in the themed areas.
leads to an overview of the approach to teaching and learning about
contemporary art and critical studies, used by this resource. You
can also link to the schools who have been using this resource in
its pilot phase. MA Lifelong Learning students can access the Middlesex
MALL site with information about the distance-taught Digital Art