Wednesday, 24 March 2010

M Linden...... UWA first

Well.... there are more than a few of us who knew that Mark Linden was artist but it is a pleasant surprise to see that he is actually gonna show his work in SL.

Once again Jayjay has managed to find new art in what is becoming, or has become, the best show on the grid.....any way here's the press release.....

"What: M Linden's Personal Art Show - "Doodle Art"

When: Saturday, March 27th, 2010 at 3 PM SLT (US Pacific)

Where: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia (UWA)

If you follow Second Life Arts, you know that the SL Art Community is full of surprises. Today we are going to share with you one of the best kept SL secrets... [not that well kept....but....]

Linden Lab CEO Mark Kingdon (known in Second Life as M Linden) is an ARTIST! ....[those aren't my capitals]

Now that the secret is out, the University of Western Australia (UWA) is proud to announce the grand opening of M Linden's first solo art exhibition in Second Life. This truly special event will showcase virtual editions of sixteen drawings selected from M's collection of doodles as well as two SL sculptures created specifically for this show.

Machinima, Doodle Art: The Art of M. Linden - By Larkworthy Antfarm

* M Linden RL Art Show at the University of Western Australia *
In addition to this exciting SL event, the University of Western Australia is thrilled to announce a real life showing of M Linden's work at the UWA campus on Friday, March 26th.

The RL event will be hosted by award winning West Australian artist Len Zuks. Len has collaborated with Miso Susanowa to breathe a fresh second life into his sculptures, 'Megabyte' and 'Lil Eizenstein', in a first ever RL/SL collaboration between American and West Australian artists. His RL sculptures will stand alongside M Lindens works!

Machinima, Lil Eizenstein - By Chantal Harvey

Machinima, Megabyte - By Chantal Harvey

Commenting on M's works, Len said:
"It is not 10 minutes since my eyes first beheld an image of one of Mark Kingdon's artworks. I had been in discussion with Jayjay for several weeks on this anticipatory moment. If I had seen any other illustration, it would have been of a lesser impact. The unexpected image and the subsequent revealing insights was an unequivocal surprise. It is as if I had bypassed the artist's eyes and had a glimpse into the mechanism of the artist's mind. Wow! " [/me wonders what Len is on, and can I get some...]

Blog post on Lil Eizenstein - By Miso Susanowa

Blog post on Megabyte - By Miso Susanowa

The Curator: White Lebed
UWA Owner & Co-Host: JayJay Zifanwe
The Gallery builders: The Slingshot, Nyx Breen
Logo by: Miso Susanowa
Promotional Machinimas: Chantal Harvery and Larkworthy Antfarm
RL Host at UWA: Len Zuks"




  1. Well...just heard that actually it was White Lebed that got JJ and ML together....
    ....and someone commented that I should buy LL then I could get a show too...

    It's definitely got mixed reactions, unlike the new viewer.....

  2. Yes... none of it would have been possible if not for White!

  3. I knew about M's drawings and intended to offer him to bring them to SL. But only when I saw his avatar in the UWA it all came together - the mixed reality RL/SL shows, the SL gallery made after RL UWA gallery, etc. I just wouldn't do it in any other place...
    So without UWA it wouldn't be possible too :)