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Rozelle, Sydney, March 9th – 31st

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In March this year, the second edition of (Un)seen Sculptures, a mobile 3D augmented reality art show, is being presented by dLux MediaArts as part of Art Month 2012.

The exhibition will be staged in locations along Darling Street, Rozelle and throughout the Callan Park precinct, and will feature works by Australian artists and international visitors from as far afield as the USA, China, Portugal, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Situated in these locations will be virtual digital works; hidden from the naked eye but visible to anyone with an iPhone, Android or Nokia smartphone and an app called the Layar Reality Browser, that can be downloaded for free from iTunes, the Android Market or the Ovi Store.

Once they have downloaded this app, people can simply open it up, search for “unseen”, select the layer set up for the show, then hold up their phones at the designated locations, and they will see 3D artworks. When these artworks are “touched”, further information about them will be revealed and other forms of interaction may be unlocked.

The locations for this year’s show can be found on this downloadable map. Alternatively, you can go to the dLux Pop-up Gallery – at the corner of Darling & Waterloo St, Rozelle – on any Saturday during March 2012 at 1pm for a guided tour of the works. (NB: Tours may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.)

For more about previous showings of (Un)seen Sculptures, click on the 2011 link at the top of this site.

If you’re intrigued by mobile augmented reality art in general, and want to find out what’s been done in this field elsewhere in the world, follow some of the links in the AR Art Links box in the sidebar on this site.

If you want to create your own mobile augmented reality art, click on the DIY link at the top of this site for some tips to get you started and some ideas about other directions to take your work.