Aspex Portsmouth

PONToon Online Exhibition

Explore this immersive digital space, showcasing significant moments and inspiring resources achieved during the PONToon project.

We are delighted to share an online exhibition marking the culmination of our three-and-a-half-year partnership with PONToon – a project, led by The University of Portsmouth, CCI, aiming to engage, support and upskill women in digital technologies to aid employment. Produced by Project Assistants Hannah Buckingham, Sasha Damjanovic, Vera Hadzhiyska, Eleanor Harwood-Todd, Ellie Higgins and Alice Karsten, the exhibition showcases the achievements of partners, collaborators and beneficiaries over the course of the project. Looking to the future, the online space also houses new resources that foster digital autonomy and features original artwork by young women artists Ruth Alderton, Beth Ewen, and Keiken. Click here to explore the exhibition.

Embodying the exciting and experimental use of digital technologies promoted by PONToon, the exhibition presents an interactive and accessible online experience, curated into five dynamic sections – Explore, Watch, Learn, Play and Journey.

Explore – See how workshop participants experienced training in photography and filmmaking, 3D dress design, and dance and coding. Discover an embedded virtual game experience, which unveils Keiken’s ‘Metaverse’.

Watch – View lectures and seminars from the PONToon Virtual Symposium: Digital Innovation and Female Empowerment, which took place in December 2020.

Learn – Discover hand-picked digital resources to help you learn new skills, including Photography and Video; Enterprise and Workflow; Upskill and Learn; Play and Learn for Kids; and the PONToon Digital Toolkit.

Play – Unleash your creativity on the integrated InVision whiteboard, leaving your digital mark.

Journey – Find out more about the partners and contributors to the project.

PONToon is a three and a half year project, led by The University of Portsmouth, CCI, which officially began 7th June 2017, with a total budget of €5.8 million and 11 UK and French partners. Approximately €1.5 million total budget to UoP, 69% grant funded, 31% partner contribution. The project has now supported over 1600 women into training or employment in digital skills.