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UWS is hosting an exhibition by award-winning Polish artist, D.O.M. (Dominika Zurawska) entitled ‘My Queendom’ which runs at the UWS Paisley Campus till Friday 26th October.

‘My Queendom’ is described as being ‘an act of finding your true identity and becoming a confident, self-aware woman’ and is free to attend for all, including students, staff and interested members of the public. It is being held in the Atrium of the University’s Paisley campus.

At the launch on Friday 5 October, the body of work explored the fusion of art with virtual reality (VR). This cutting-edge approach is a first for Scotland and the artist worked with experts at UWS to develop a proof of concept framework that uses VR and social network theories, trialling a new way for people to experience art.

D.O.M worked with UWS Lecturer, Theo Tzanidis, to create a proof of concept which aims to change art and its possibilities as we know it. The duo have created a framework which uses VR and social network theories to trial a new approach in sharing artistic experiences.

The venture aims to change the way the art market and community experience, socialize, value and buy art, and it will allow the viewer to enter the artist’s world, become part of the artistic process and even venture inside the painting.

Her work has been exhibited in a number of countries across the world, including Poland, the UK, Italy, France, Spain and the United States. A career highlight for D.O.M. saw a painting by her of pop royalty, Madonna, winning the singer’s approval.

D.O.M said: “I once said that paintings should say "Stop! Look at me!", they should attract, seduce and make people lose sense of time, at least for a short moment. I think with the #IntimateArt VR project we are ticking all of these boxes."  

Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal & Vice-Chancellor of UWS, said: “We are so pleased to be hosting our second exhibition with artist D.O.M. She is incredibly talented and well-known across the world and so it is a real honour to be exhibiting her work once again here at our Paisley Campus."

“At UWS we are committed to empowering women – as seen through our Inspiring Women lecture series – and this is another example of how the university celebrates and champions women alongside the creative arts."
UWS Principal Prof Craig Mahoney

“At UWS we are committed to empowering women – as seen through our Inspiring Women lecture series – and this is another example of how the university celebrates and champions women alongside the creative arts.

“We are encouraging as many people as possible to come along and see her artwork while it’s on display.”

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