Hit the pavement, Melbourne, because an otherwordly AR exhibition trail of invisible art is launching in Melbourne's Arts Precinct this month.
What’s an AR exhibition? Glad you asked! AR stands for Augmented Reality and this exciting exhibition is bringing all your artsy-Cyber-Punk-fantasies to virtual life.
Starting in Fed Square, have your phone art ready and wander through the Melbourne Arts Precinct on a walking tour to uncover the phenomenal invisible digital artworks gracing every virtual corner. Think Pokemon Go, except instead of Pokemon to catch there will be architectural sculptures and impressive digital masterpieces only visible through your screen. It’s one of those things you really need to experience to believe.
The walking trail will lead you through some of Melbourne’s most iconic locations, from Fed Square to NGV, ACMI and beyond while the AR art itself is from the minds of exciting and leading contemporary international artists including KAWS, plus a few local gems to get hyped about, such as large-scale sculpturist Ron Mueck, Aboriginal artist Reko Rennie and multidisciplinary artist Patricia Piccini.
Not super tech savvy? No problem. All you need is a smartphone. Download the user-friendly app and stroll from one key site to the next, scanning the QR codes to unveil hidden sculptures at each stop. Discover fresh works of art as you pass by some of Melbourne’s best eateries, bars and cultural hubs—it's a great way to spend a day strolling through the city if you ask us.
What: AR Invisible Art Trail
When: 22 August - 30 September
Where: Melbourne Arts Precinct
Image credit: Eugene Hyland