Atmosphere - AGWA's Virtual Reality Gallery

AGWA VR Goggles

 

See things differently at the Art Gallery of Western Australia by experiencing our Virtual Gallery.


There are more than 17,000 works in the State Art Collection but only approximately 800 works on display. Our Virtual Reality experience allows you to enjoy some of our art works that are currently not on display in the Gallery.

You can experience the Virtual Gallery when visiting us, just ask our reception about our VR goggles. You can also play the films (below) through your own VR goggles or as 360° films.

The virtual experiences are accompanied by a voiceover where you will learn about the different works.

Film 1: Sculptural works from the State Art Collection

                       John DeAndrea Allegory: After Courbet 1988 Barbara Hepworth Two forms in echelon 1961 Michael Cooper Split personality 1982

 

 

Film 2: Sacred and profane

 

Explore each artwork individually...

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One of the first to try our virtual galley was Abigail Herron, a visitor from the U.K.


“Atmosphere takes the enjoyment of the Art Gallery of WA to another level. It combines unseen exhibition pieces with cutting edge technology for an experience to remember. I highly recommend it.”


 Abigail Herron being fitted with AGWA's virtual reality googles Abigail Herron with some of AGWA's volunteers
.U.K. visitor Abi Herron experiencing our virtual gallery with some of our volunteers.


This project is part of a wide ranging technology partnership with WA tech experts Smartbots

 
Film 1 credits  
Barbara Hepworth
Two forms in echelon 1961
bronze
117 x 111 x 36 cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased 1979
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness
Michael Cooper
Split personality 1982
wood (jarrah and Queensland silver ash)
57.0 x 187.0 x 126.0 cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased with funds presented by Bunnings Ltd, 1982
© Michael Cooper 1982
John DeAndrea
Allegory: After Courbet 1988
oil and synthetic polymer paint on polyvinyl acetate and
silicone rubber
172.2 x 152.2 x 190.2 cm
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased 1989
© John DeAndrea 1988
 
Film 2 credits  

Yang Zhichao
Chinese Bible 2009
3000 found books)
installation dimensions variable
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Gift of Gene and Brian Sherman.
Donated through the
Australian Governments Cultural Gifts Program.

© Yang Zhichao

Photo: AGNSW, Jenni Carter, courtesy
Sherman contemporary art foundation, Sydney.

Nalini Malani
The Sacred and Profane 1998
synthetic polymer paint on Mylar, steel, nylon cord,
electronic motors, lights and hardware
300 x 500 x 1100 cm (overall installation)
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased 2001

Jitish Kalat
Public Notice 2 2007
Resin
4,479 letters: installation dimensions variable
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Gift of Gene and Brian Sherman. Donated through the
Australian Governments Cultural
Gifts Program.
© Jitish Kallat. Photo: AGNSW, Jenni Carter

 

 

 

 

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