Make A World: Make A Game

Make A World: Make A Game
02 October - 20 November 2018
17:00 - 20:00
Focal Point Gallery, Elmer Avenue, Southend-on-Sea

Come along, make and play. A new tabletop role playing fantasy game in the style of Dungeons and Dragons with artist David Blandy, inspired by the wildlife and landscape of Canvey Island. We will design monstrous beings to populate our world, draw maps for our adventures, imagine different civilisations and new forms of life. Drawing, painting, writing and modeling, we will build this world together. The game is based in an alternate future of multiple diverse societies, where magic is real. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have any experience in role playing games, the group is open to anyone who is interested. Ages 13+. All equipment and materials are provided. Free. 

Session 1: Tuesday 2 October
Session 2: Tuesday 9 October
Session 3: Tuesday 16 October
Session 4: Tuesday 6 November
Session 5: Tuesday 13 November
Session 6: Tuesday 20 November


These events from part of Blandy's New Geographies commission. He plans to create a new world within this game by working with local gaming communities to create monsters and characters and using roleplay to create a collective story that imagines new ways of living together.

Blandy has established his terrain through a series of investigations into the cultural forces that inform and influence him, in recent works examining human consciousness within the digital world. His works slip between performance and video, reality and construct, using references sampled from the wide, disparate sources that provide his (and our own) individualist sense of self.

He has exhibited at venues nationally and worldwide, including Bloomberg Space, London, Art Tower Mito, Japan, Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum, Finland Tate Modern, London, The Baltic, Gateshead, Turner Contemporary, Margate, Spike Island, Bristol, Künstlerhaus, Germany, MoMA PS1, New York and Museum of Contemporary Art, China. He is represented by Seventeen Gallery, London.