Virtual Impressions: A Second Life gallery experience In partnership with Darwin Festival
Showing: Monday 16 August, 5-8pm and Tuesday 17 August, 10-7pm (all times Australian Central Standard Times)
Opening event: 5pm Monday 16 August
Curator’s Second Life gallery tour: 5.30pm Tuesday 17 August
The opening event on Monday will include a welcome address by the head of the School of Creative Arts and Humanities Bill Wade and the curator of Northern Editions Emma Fowler-Thomason.
Venue: http://slurl.com/secondlife/jokaydia%20Waters/65/171/22 in Second Life and at Brown’s Mart Theatre, Darwin CBD
Become your own Avatar and navigate through the fascinating virtual gallery Virtual Impressions in Second Life.
Created in partnership with Charles Darwin University’s Northern Editions and the School of Creative Arts and Humanities for the Darwin Festival, this unique on-line platform enables visitors to view the centuries-old art form of printmaking with the new virtual environment.
This interactive gallery experience is linked to a CDU research project in new media technologies, ‘Virtual Galleries’, and provides alternative ways to view, consider and discuss fine art.
It showcases the best of the freshly released limited edition prints that have been produced at Northern Editions and replicates on-line the two physical exhibitions at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina Campus, Tiwi Shima and Nexus.
Darwin Festival goers and arts lovers from around the globe are invited to explore all three Northern Editions’ exhibitions, both physically and virtually, interact on-line with the curator and chat with other virtual visitors.
The opening event will also include a ‘live stream’ of our physical art gallery with a user-controlled Internet camera so that the users can take control of the camera and pan, tilt and zoom to the artworks that they are interested in. Compare the physical artwork with the virtual experience and let us know your “Impressions”.