Mastering the art of gaming

Sunday 14th September, 2014
11:30am - 4:00pm

The Art House
Celebrating the art of video games

Are you partial to Pac Man, crazy about Call of Duty or mad for Mario? Then join Matthew Kenyon - Wakefield-based graphic designer and committed video gamer - for the much-anticipated launch of his new book. The book, entitled “Every Day is Play” is a self-published, crowd-funded celebration of games culture, for those with a passion for good design and a love of gaming.

On Sunday 14 September - as part of the Long Division Festival - Matthew will host ‘Mastering The Art of Gaming’ at The Art House from 11:30am – 4:00pm. Here he will share his ten year journey that has seen him gather together some of the greatest games designers, graphic artists, programmers and digital creatives from across the globe to create a unique book celebrating games culture.

Matthew will also offer an insight into how he raised £35,000 through an online Kickstarter campaign, which helped to fund the production of this limited edition, beautifully-designed book for gamers, about gamers and made by gamers.

Guests dropping in can meet Matthew and the rest of the team behind the book; they can take a look around The Art House and also jump onto a tour of The Old Drury Lane Library. You can even try to beat Matthew’s highest score on a vintage Donkey Kong console to win signed box set copies of “Every Day is Play”.

This FREE event is a must for gamers, designers and artists or for anyone who has ever lost themselves in a video game.

Mastering The Art of Gaming is being staged by BELAY - The Art House's FREE Creative Mentoring Programme for artists living or working in Wakefield. As part of BELAY (which is funded by The European Regional Development Fund) The Art House is able to offer 121 Mentoring, a series of professional development workshops and access to peer support for Wakefield-based digital artists, fine artists and designer-makers.

Games designers, digital artists and creative entrepreneurs can find out more by contacting Hannah Mason, Mentoring Programme Manager on 01924 312 000.


Watch Matthew Kenyon’s Kickstarter Video here: and for more details about Mastering The Art of Gaming visit