Icon.Inc director Chris Dodds, artist Adam Nash, and OOM Creative's Greg More have secured funding from the Australia Council to research, build and host a series of virtual art labs. Chris and Adam established The Australian Centre of Virtual Art (ACVA) in 2007 after winning OzCo's inaugrual Second Life Artists in Residence grant for their Babelswarm project (with Justin Clemens). The LAB is set to launch in November 2009, and you can follow its progress via the ACVA blog.

Virtual Art Lab wins Australia Council for the Arts funding