Hugh McCann

In parallel to SWCTN’s Automation Fellowship programme Kaleider offered four Devon based individuals Research & Development bursaries. These bursaries were for new immersive ideas or experiences that utilise Creative Technology.

Each recipient received up to a £2,000 bursary, residence at Kaleider Studios for the duration of the R&D, and mentoring in idea development, producing, funding and creative technology to support the future of their ideas.

Hugh McCann is a Southwest based artist, with an interest in wellbeing, public space, technology and participation. His work has been shown at venues including Battersea Arts Centre, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Arnolfini gallery, Bristol. He is also a co-founding director of Alright Mate? CIC, which uses participatory arts projects to de-stigmatise male mental health.
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With his Automation microgrant, Hugh worked on researching and developing a project making and using recycled litter pickers. The idea was to sequester plastics in tools that can aid further reclamation of waste material. You can read more on his website.