About Doodle

BOM is an arts organisation working at the intersection of science and technology. Our base is in Birmingham city centre, UK. Doodle was due to be a physical exhibition in our galleries, ready to give visitors an opportunity to really let loose and create bold and collaborative artworks in our space. But let's not dwell on what could have been, the world has shifted and we are all living through unprecedented times.

So, BOM Curator Louise Latter and Independent Artist/Curator Holly Gramazio have moved the exhibition online! We offer four fantastic games which we think provide a variety of ways to express yourself through digital painting, sketching and playing. Holly has also created some fun and mind boggling paper based activities for you to get stuck into.

The works in this show are created by artists and game designers who are interested in the intersection of artmaking and play. They invite participants to create their own art, using the game structure created by the designer as a framework. Making art is a key part of this project, we will do our best to monitor work generated but if you see any offensive, hateful or inappropriate artwork, please email louise@bom.org.uk right away!

By creating and submitting (including tagging us in images on social media) artwork to these games, you are automatically allowing us to share them on our own social media. We will not share images of peoples faces who are under 18 nor will we share full names or any identifying information of people aged under 18. We will never ever share information or images with any third party.

Thanks to the Arts Council England for their ongoing support. Thank you to Creative Technologist and BOM Fellow John Sear for his involvement at the beginnings of Doodle.

Graphic design by BOM Curator Louise Latter. Website built by Ben Neal (Psicon Lab).


Art Deck

Holly Gramazio http://hollygramazio.net
& Matheson Marcault http://mathesonmarcault.com

Exquisite Walks & Dot to Triangle

Holly Gramazio http://hollygramazio.net

Holly Gramazio

Holly Gramazio is a game designer, curator and writer, originally from Adelaide and currently based in London. She's particularly interested in work that invites people to create things as part of a process of play, and work that gets participants looking at their environment in new ways. She works both independently and as half of Matheson Marcault. She also founded Now Play This, a festival of experimental game design based at Somerset House in London and running annually as part of the London Games Festival.

Doodle Place

Lingdong Huanghttps://lingdong.works

Lingdong Huang

Lingdong Huang is a creative coder interested in interactive experiences, procedural generation, and machine learning.

Art Club Challenge

Jarryd Huntley http://jarrydhuntley.com

Jarryd Huntley

Jarryd Huntley is a game programmer and the co-author of Game Programming For Artists. He is also the founder of Polytundra: a game engineering and porting studio based in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Sloppy Forgeries

Jonah Warrenhttps://playfulsystems.com

Jonah Warren

Jonah is a creative technologist, game designer, and educator who specializes in the design and creation of playful interactive systems. Recently, he has been creating local multiplayer games about unconventional topics like word usage and drawing.

Become a Great Artist in Just 10 Seconds

Andi McClure https://runhello.com
& Michael Brough www.smestorp.com

Andi McClure Michael Brough

Andi McClure makes things that start arguments about whether or not they are video games, and is currently working with VR.

Michael Brough is a forest goblin rainbow wizard.