Riot1831@Nottingham Castle


Riot 1831@ Nottingham Castle is a year-long R&D project that began in October 2013. The exhibition aims to provoke debate, support learning about protest and rebellion through time, and encourage participation by creating a new, exciting way to tell the story of a night the Castle was attacked in 1831. The project is developing a mobile Augmented Reality (AR) cross-platform app that offers visitors an active role in creating their narrative experience. It uses object tracking technology to superimpose onto the live objects -3D real-time computer environments, animated first-person performances and sounds onto museum objects that allow the visitors to simultaneously interact and experience the events of 1831 at the exhibition.


Project Partners

Nottingham City Museums and Art Galleries, Nottingham Trent University (School of Art and Design), Hot Knife Digital Media Ltd and University of Nottingham. It is supported by the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts – Nesta, Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. 

July 2014-July 2018


Researcher and Artist /Augmented Reality/ Exhibition/ 

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The Living Image


The Living Image is a Virtual Reality Art Installation developed by a multidisciplinary team of artists- comprising – Trudi Entwistle, Graham Nicholls, and Roma Patel, it was commissioned by LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre) and was presented in association with the London Science Museum’s Dana Centre in May 2004. 

The Living Image 

VR Installation 

London Science Museum’s Dana Centre  

May 2004


"Video, sound and photos essentially make it art, but it could also be a future museum experience. The result is not the kind of tourist trail one would expect.
Instead, this is hi-tech art which allows visitors to explore the darker sides of the city, the "in-between" places that tend to be overlooked in everyday life."

New Expression for a virtual City A review by Jo Twist from the BBC