Seeing the Invisible: artworks with AR

Victoria Nature Festival

An expansive exhibition of contemporary artworks created with augmented reality (AR) technology showing at 12 botanic gardens in 6 countries. Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens are Australian locations.

This image depicts artwork included in the instillation by artist Ori Gersht. The image depicts a beautiful, large bunch of flowers in a dark vase. The flowers are red, white, yellow, pink and blue with greenery in between. The flowers and colours appear to be swirling and changing and are set against a black background.

Addressing themes of nature, the environment, and sustainability, and exploring the boundaries and connections between art, technology, and nature, the exhibition features immersive virtual works by more than a dozen established and emerging artists.

See works from artists including Ai  Weiwei, Refik Anadol, Sarah Meyohas, El Anatsui,  Mohammed Kazem, Sigalit Landau, Timur Si-Qin and Australia’s Mel O’Callaghan.    

Seeing the Invisible was initiated by the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens in partnership with Outset Contemporary Art Fund and is the first exhibition of its kind to be developed as a collaboration among global botanic gardens including in the USA, UK, Israel, South Africa, Canada and Australia. 

The exhibition will be accessible via smartphone and tablet through the Seeing the Invisible app which will be available for iPhone and Android in the App Store and Google Play, and it is best experienced with headphones.  

Spend time tracking down the augmented, interactive artworks and experience the Gardens as (virtual) galleries.    

Co-curated by Hadas Maor and Tal Michael Haring.  

Presented by Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria as part of the Victoria Nature Festival.


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