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Monday 25 July 2022

18:00pm - 19:30pm

Online event

Maker Monday is online 25/07/22 with renowned digital artist Luciana Haill and expert printmaker and Art Historian Ella Flavell.

Birmingham's highly established Maker Monday returns online on Monday 25the July with the amazing Luciana Haill and Ella Flavell.


Luciana Haill | |

Internationally renowned digital artist Luciana Haill’s work intersects new technology, neuroscience, and the unconscious to make mental processes visible (in particular – lucid dreams, meditation and nostalgia). She creates artworks which combine digital media, augmented reality, performance, drawing and binaural soundscapes. Her brainwave artworks have been described as a form of ephemeral portraiture through monitoring the brain’s EEG signal. Luciana experienced viral meningitis as a teenager which led to a fascination with the brain.

Volk’s Daddy Long Legs Brought Back through Augmented Reality

Luciana will talk about her augmented reality artwork, Volk's Daddy Long Legs. The artwork brings the long-lost seafaring train known as ‘the daddy long legs’ back to life through the magic of augmented reality, and can be viewed via a smartphone app called “Pioneer AR” available from Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Famous Brighton-based Victorian inventor Magnus Volk designed the electric train, ‘the Daddy Long Legs’ (real name the Pioneer), and it ran through the coastal waters along Brighton seafront, from Banjo Groyne (opposite Paston Place) to Rottingdean from 1896 and 1901.

Artist Luciana Haill said: “It will be like seeing a ghost of this lost engineering masterpiece. I was so impressed by Volk’s hubris to make a train that travels in the sea and runs on electricity, it makes me reflect on contemporary technologies and wonder where we will be in 100 years”

App users can walk along the seafront and watch the geo-tagged artwork travel alongside them.

The app can be downloaded from Apple itunes and Android play store

Image Credit: The Pioneer in low tide approaching Banjo Groyne close to Paston Place seafront from the James Gray collection, courtesy of the Regency Society


Ella Flavell |

Ella Flavell is a printmaker and Art History PhD researcher based in Dudley. Since 2017 she has been making linocuts of landscapes, architecture, and film scenes under the name Burin & Plate, which references the historical printmaking tools and techniques which first drew her to the medium.

Burin & Plate prints are driven by a focus on pattern and graphic contrast, and make use of household materials and cost-effective tools in order to make printmaking accessible.

A key source of inspiration for these prints has been a background in Art History, from medieval woodblocks to the Expressionist and Modernist printmakers of the early twentieth century. Ella’s current research concerns the interrelationships of Art Brut and the avant-garde in mid-century French collections

Overview: Ella's talk will take a look at some of the most prominent influences behind Burin & Plate prints, and the main tools and techniques employed in their making. A key focus will be how to create effective prints with cost-effective materials, and how to find time for creativity in otherwise busy schedules.


About Maker Monday

Twitter @Maker_Monday; Insta: makermonday #MakerMonday.

Maker Monday is a highly established event based in Birmingham, UK and powered by STEAMhouse, a new centre for innovation and creation. Uniting talented people from different backgrounds in the arts, science, technology, engineering and maths – the STEAM sectors – to bring amazing new ideas to life.

For all queries regarding Maker Monday, please contact Maker Monday organiser- Tim Wilson - / twitter: @timmy666

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Created in partnership with Eastside Projects and funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Arts Council England, we’re driving innovation and research for major long-term growth across the region. Bringing inventors, entrepreneurs, businesses and craftspeople together to develop exciting new ideas and products.