About Us

Ludic Rooms is a postdigital arts organisation founded in 2009. We are a non-profit led by a collaborative approach and a passion for creative technology. We try to uncover the little moments of joy that hide somewhere between digital things and the real world.

Dom Breadmore

Dom Breadmore

Creative Director

Dom Breadmore is an artist and academic who has spent twenty years using technologies to help uncover the stories behind people and places. His work has spanned film and photography, interactive and immersive media, performance, installation, and exhibitions; always remaining participatory and playful, habitually interdisciplinary and collaborative. He has worked extensively with galleries, museums, local authorities, and more than 100 schools and education settings across the UK. 

Dom began working in HE in 2004 and currently spends part of his week as Assistant Professor in Immersive Arts and Media at Coventry University. Dom received a Cert. Ed from the University of Warwick in 2008, became a Google for Education Certified Innovator in 2012, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2017

Anne Forgan

Anne Forgan

Programme Director

Anne Forgan is an interdisciplinary producer and curator of projects, events and exhibitions. Her work has spanned devising and delivering participatory media, technology, craft and heritage projects and events for over thirty years.  Anne started out as a film maker, using socially engaged practices to make documentaries, dramas, experimental films and installations with communities.  She went on to work in arts and skills development, building a media culture for young people in Coventry through training, events and commissioning opportunities. 

Anne is also a practising artist, working primarily in textiles, but also makes installations, performances and socially engaged works.  She has organised a mass tree climb, brought an ‘Action Weaver’ to a restored medieval Weaver’s house, run an experimental cabaret night and, with the help of a surgeon, performed a live anatomy dissection on a pair of jeans.

Our Board of Directors

janet vaughan

janet vaughan

Janet Vaughan is a designer and the Co-Artistic Director of Talking Birds, a Coventry-based company with a reputation for making gently provocative projects which explore, and seek to illuminate, the profound and complex relationships between people and place. Janet has been a strong advocate for Coventry’s independent arts community for over 20 years, actively bringing artists together to converse and collaborate across artforms through initiatives such as Red Teapot, Pecha Kucha and F13. She brings this knowledge and passion in particular to her role as board member at Ludic Rooms, Coventry Biennial and Open Theatre Company.

russ freeman

russ freeman

Russ Freeman is an in-house solicitor qualified for 21 years. He presently works for an international software developer and publisher as Senior Legal Counsel specialising in commercial, intellectual property and data privacy legal work. However, over his career he has worked in large scale product liability litigation, telecommunications, tv and radio transmission and clinical medical research amongst many other areas which has given him a wide range of legal experiences. Russ has chosen to be involved with the Ludic Rooms as he is interested in what the organisation brings to Coventry and elsewhere. It is also an opportunity for him to bring his knowledge and skills to an organisation where he is able to do so.

geoff wilcocks

geoff wilcocks

Dr Geoff Willcocks is Director of Arts, Culture and Heritage at Coventry University. He is currently responsible for the development of the university’s cultural assets, external cultural profile, student cultural engagement and external partnership liaison with cultural and artistic bodies and organisations. He was recently seconded to the Executive Committee of The Coventry City of Culture Trust as part of the successful 2021 bid team. During this time, he co-authored the city’s Ten-Year Cultural Strategy. He has advised Art Council England on the role of Higher Education in UK Culture and is a board member for Ludic Rooms, Coventry’s Heritage Action Zone, Coventry Dance and Coventry Music Trust, which he founded in 2018.

alexandra murphy

alexandra murphy

Dr. Alexandra Murphy has a background as a gallery director and festival coordinator with a particular interest in artist-run spaces and was Ludic Rooms’ first General Manager from 2017-20. She was previously Co-Director and Gallery Manager of Monster Truck Gallery and Studios (Dublin) and has a variety of experience in arts management including work for Blenheim Palace and Birmingham St. Patrick’s Festival. Alexandra has also worked as an academic in Gender and Women’s Studies and Art History; her doctoral research was a sociological study of artist-run gallery spaces including analysis of management, sustainability, and value.

mark hancock

mark hancock

Mark Hancock is a writer and digital media producer with extensive experience of digital marketing in the public and corporate sectors including work for National Grid, NFU, Severn Trent Water, Forensic Science Services and Marconi. He is interested in the future of digital publishing and how different media can work together to tell stories about our contemporary arts world. Mark also has an MA in Media Arts and his writing on art and digital culture have been published by the BBC, The Wire, Furtherfield, Neural, Digicult and Arts Council England.

you?

you?

We’re always keen to hear from people who don’t think or look like us and think they may have skills to contribute to the leadership and governance of LR.

Please send expressions of interest to us@ ludicrooms.com

Our
Mission

Our OBJECTIVES

We believe in empowering communities to become co-creators of work, in collaborating with partners across disciplines and demystifying the use of technologies as creative material. We work in real-world settings, supported by digital media to allow artists, workshop participants and audiences a space to make a difference in the world around them.

 

  • To create artworks, playspaces, performances and objects that reveal the hidden moments of joy between technology and the real world.
  • To provide original, thought-provoking and fun opportunities for people to create artefacts and experiences with technology as a material.
  • To provide training, support and inspiration to the people that we work with in a playful, inclusive environment.
  • To support the creative use of digital and other technologies by other organisations in the arts and across sectors.
  • To grow to become a more sustainable organisation that has a lasting impact on the creative sector in the West Midlands and across the wider United Kingdom.

Our Mission

We believe in empowering communities to become co-creators of work, in collaborating with partners across disciplines and demystifying the use of technologies as creative material. We work in real-world settings, supported by digital media to allow artists, workshop participants and audiences a space to make a difference in the world around them.

 

Our OBJECTIVES

  • To create artworks, playspaces, performances and objects that reveal the hidden moments of joy between technology and the real world.
  • To provide original, thought-provoking and fun opportunities for people to create artefacts and experiences with technology as a material.
  • To provide training, support and inspiration to the people that we work with in a playful, inclusive environment.
  • To support the creative use of digital and other technologies by other organisations in the arts and across sectors.
  • To grow to become a more sustainable organisation that has a lasting impact on the creative sector in the West Midlands and across the wider United Kingdom.

Ludic Rooms is a constituted not-for-profit company with social aims.
We are Limited by Guarantee and registered with Companies House in the UK. 

Company Number 9684697

Registered Address:
Studio 20/21 Coventry Canal Warehouse, Leicester Row, Coventry, CV1 4LH