From Mixed Realities To V21...

Published by Mainframe

It’s a year since Mixed Realities, now known as V21, completed their first 3D Virtual Tour of Derby College’s iconic Roundhouse, for Roundhouse Events.

This work went on to inspire them to create an innovative and engaging interactive map, featuring 14 virtual tours of spaces in Derby, including Derby Cathedral Tower, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and of course The Roundhouse. They have recently added Banks Mill Studios to the map, capturing all 5 floors, containing 30 creative studios. The 3D Dollshouse view is stunning. The interactive map can be viewed at

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In the summer they went on to successfully experiment how to create a fully immersive CGI/VR environment using the data capture from the original laser scan of the Roundhouse. The result, an amazing tool for visualisation and redevelopment projects, presented at the FBE event at The Roundhouse with Maber, in September 2017. The video below shows the journey from the laser scan virtual tour to the CGI/VR version.

Since September 2017, V21 Artspace has presented over 20 Virtual Exhibitions for Galleries and Museums in Derby, Nottingham and London, including the one-time only world exclusive “Dinosaurs of China - Ground Shakers To Feathered Flyers” exhibited at Nottingham Wollaton Hall and Nottingham Lakeside Arts from July to October 2017.

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From late February their space at 21 Cornmarket will be used as exhibition space, V21Gallery. They are hosting an opening exhibition “Life & Death” by artists David Booth MRBS and Keith Newlove. The exhibition will be available to view in person and will they will produce a 3D Virtual Exhibition making it accessible to anyone unable to visit.

V21 Gallery space can be hired out on a daily basis and will include a 3D Virtual Exhibition.

Owners, Claire Cutts and Joe Clark, wholeheartedly agree that even though the last year has been a major challenge, as it is for any start-up business, this has been massively outweighed by the incredibly rewarding work, collaborating with some amazing organisations in Derby, including Derby Museums, Quad and Mainframe, that have supported their endeavour, willing them to go ahead with their bold ideas. They strongly believe, where
there’s a will there’s a way.

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V21 capture reality using laser scanning technology to produce interactive 3D Virtual Tours, providing an innovative solution for showcasing, accessibility and audience engagement.

This immersive experience allows you to explore a space as if you are there. |

Joe Clark