The Micro Arts Collection

Micro Arts was founded, run and programmed in 1984 by Geoff Davis, along with an diverse group of young artists and programmers. In the mid-1980s it released computer generated art, conceptual pieces and story generators on data cassettes and Prestel TV teletext, and provided a forum for computer artists and musicians. Micro computers were newly available at low cost and led to a radical change in the use and consumption of computer graphics and computer controlled systems.

The Computer Arts Archive is working with Geoff to help document, contextualise and publicise his pioneering art project and to expand the collection to include other 1980s micro-computer artworks. We aim to have the first physical exhibition of the collection in mid-2021. If you have work to contribute please Contact Us, or join the discussion on the Micro Arts Facebook Group.

Background

Artworks