Art and technology collide at the Chrissy Amphlett Mural

Posted 20 December 2017

A mural of Geelong rock legend Chrissy Amphlett in McLarty Place has taken on a new dimension with the addition of a digital augmented reality experience.

We commissioned airbrush artist Ian Lowe to paint the mural as a celebration of one of Geelong’s favourite daughters.

The mural acts as a platform for a digital augmented reality experience through the free Geelong Arts and Culture Trails App.

After downloading the App, simply point your iPhone or iPad camera at the right-hand poster on the mural –  a hidden window reveals a room from the 1980s while you listen to one of The Divinyls’ classic hits.

We commissioned local creative software studio Codeacious to engineer the App, in partnership with Geelong based 3D artists, Pillowfort Creative.

“We can’t wait to see where this technology takes us in the next few years and hope to be able to expand on this with additional new and exciting AR projects in 2018.” – Ian Priddle – Head of Design – Codeacious

To download the Geelong Arts and Culture Trails App from the App Store, click on Trails and then select Augmented Reality.

The Chrissy Amphlett mural is located in McLarty Place, off Little Malop Street.

Councillor Bruce Harwood Mayor said ,”  This mural with its digital augmented reality experience is all about adding colour and interest to Central Geelong. The artworks throughout the CBD will attract more locals and visitors and encourage them to explore the uniqueness of our city.”

 

 

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