Market Rasen man behind Tate Gallery robot

David di Duca EMN-140815-152213001
David di Duca EMN-140815-152213001

Robots are taking over London’s Tate Gallery - and it is down to a former De Aston pupil.

After Dark has been created by The Workers, which features David di Duca who grew up in Market Rasen and was at De Aston from 1995.

The project has received world-wide media attention and David has appeared on the BBC World News twice this week and will be appearing on the BBC programme ‘Click’ tomorrow morning (Saturday August 16).

After Dark consists of four remote controlled robots that roam the art gallery at night.

They transmit pictures of more than 500 years of British art located in the gallery to people all over the world, who can request a slot to control one of the robots.

After Dark went live for five days on August 13 and runs on the internet until the August 17.

The project was the result of David’s team winning the Tate’s IK Prize, named in memory of the philanthropist Irene Kreitman and first awarded this year, which celebrates creative talent in the digital industry.

David and his co-workers as winners received a prize of £10,000 and a £60,000 production budget to realise a digitally innovative project that enhances public enjoyment of art.

For more information on the project visit