Adventures in 10 Print

Chester Visual Arts, Virtual Interactive Exhibition
An example of artwork made with 10 print

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Chester Visual Arts (CVA) is thrilled to launch two exciting interactive commissions from Chester-based artists Robin Hunter and Emma Lucy

Both works are inspired by the major V&A touring exhibition ‘Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers’, which CVA brought to Chester in 2019. They are part of CVA’s Learning Programme which encourages arts engagement and participation in Cheshire by working with artists, schools, youth organisations and adult learners. 

CVA’s aim is that adults, children and families will engage and enjoy these original cultural activities created by local artists, whether at a computer or as a printed colouring sheet. 

Robin Hunter’s Adventures in 10 Print enables users to create playful, maze-like pattern drawings using a classic computer art algorithm. The original 10 Print algorithm started life as a one-liner party trick on the Commodore 64. It randomly printed a forward or backward slash that filled the screen. In Adventures in 10 Print, users control the visual rules, such as the line size and colour, generating original designs each time. It’s fun, simple to use - and highly addictive!

How to use ‘Adventures in 10 Print’

Access Robin Hunter’s Adventures in 10 Print at: www.chestervisualarts.org.uk/10print. 

Use the buttons and scroll bars to change the properties of your pattern:

Select either ’10 Print’, Rain, ‘Night Sky’ or ‘Matrix’ to change pattern style

Move the six sliders on ‘Chance’ and ‘Control’ to change 

Change background and line colour by clicking on the colour palette

Click ‘Add to Gallery’ to include your work in our online gallery. Make sure to enter your name and where you’re from!

Click ‘Download’ to save your image to your computer or device

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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