WALLPAPER: hope, fear and digital fiction

17.11.2016 to 30.11.2016

We are delighted to be hosting a series of events to celebrate the launch of WALLPAPER, an interactive and immersive piece of digital fiction presented as a large scale projection and cutting-edge Virtual Reality experience from Dreaming Methods - One to One Development Trust and researchers from Sheffield Hallam University.

Explore the atmospheric 3D storyworld set in the remote North Yorkshire moors, uncovering a family history of unfulfilled hopes and hidden fears.


WALLPAPER: hope, fear and digital fiction launch event
4 - 6pm, Thursday 17 November

Join us for the launch of WALLPAPER and meet the team behind this pioneering project: Art House studio holders, Andy Campbell and Judi Alston (Dreaming Methods – One to One Development Trust), and Dr Alice Bell and Dr Isabelle van der Bom (Sheffield Hallam University).

As the reader/player of WALLPAPER, your task is to explore the house as PJ Sanders to find the missing key to the parlour, a room locked until now. By moving through the house and examining forgotten heirlooms and personal artefacts, you slowly reveal the story of PJ and a family history of unfulfilled hopes and hidden fears. 

Booking your FREE place HERE

WALLPAPER Installation 
11am - 4pm, Tuesday 22 & Friday 25 November 

A chance to explore the atmospheric 3D storyworld. No ned to book.

Digital fiction and the hopes and fears for storytelling
5 - 6.30pm, Wednesday 23 November

This interactive talk, hosted by Art House studio holders Andy Campbell and Judi Alston (Dreaming Methods – One to One Development Trust) will explore the origins and future of digital fiction, including the hopes and fears that digital technology bring to the future of writing. Dr Alice Bell and Dr Isabelle van der Bom from the Reading Digital Fiction project will take you on a historical tour of digital fiction from its origins in ‘Choose-Your-Own-Adventure books’ through to experiments in hypertext to videogames and apps. Afterwards, attendees are invited to join Andy Campbell and Judi Alston’s exploration of hope and fear in their latest work WALLPAPER.

Book you FREE place HERE

Wakefield Artwalk
Wednesday 30 November, 5 - 9pm

Experience WALLPAPER as part of the bimonthly Wakefield Artwalk, where you will also have the opportunity to take a guided tour of The Art House building and open studios. Find out more and book your place HERE 


This event is part of Sheffield Hallam University’s series WALLPAPER: Hope, Fear, and Digital Fiction. Find out more about the project HERE