Visitors to the National Centre for Craft and Design have been transported back in time to a golden age of gaming with their latest exhibit.
The centre recently launched it’s Revolution in the Bedroom, War in the Playground: Video Gaming 1979-1989 exhibit, which features classic consoles and games.
Not only that but displayed around the exhibition are various original artworks from the era by Oliver Frey and Simon Patterson among others.
Head of exhibitions Jeremy Webster said: “Revolution in the Bedroom War in the Playground, has struck a chord with dads, lads, mums and lasses as a whole new generation get to grips with Space Invaders and the quirky games of the early home computers.
“It’s fair to say that this exhibition has brought a whole new meaning to a visit to an art gallery.”
Also on display is the original Tron arcade game, which features in Tron: Legacy.
The exhibition studies the rise of the British video games industry, the design and content of products and games and their links with art.
There are also a number of working models such as the Acorn BBC Micro Model B, the Commodore 64 and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
A series of workshops will be taking place to accompany the exhibit. In November these include Gaming vs Cross Stitch on Saturday 16th and a Gallery Tour with director of Game City, Iain Simons, and GameCity NightAway: Modem Playing on Tuesday 26th.