Lauriston Scholar in Residence 3-16 August 2019

This interactive VR artwork, the “Virtual Cubby” was created with years 3 and 4 students at Lauriston Girls School Scholar in Residence program.

This room scale, walk through VR drawing, with stories and 3D scanned objects, chosen by the students, that audiences, wearing a VR headset can touch, hold and listen to.

The VR work contains 27 scanned objects, 3D drawings with audio recordings and was made with some 80 students over a two week residency. And describes places of meaning around the School chosen by the students themselves.

The virtual drawn architecture is based on the Moreton Bay Fig situated in the school grounds and was designed in Tilt Brush using Vive Headset. The interactive components were designed by developer Warren Armstrong.

Special thanks to Kate Heir, Louise Bachelor and Emily for all your support during the programs development and delivery. And to all the students for your contributions, ideas and enthusiasm. Collaborating with you was amazing!

Detail from inside 3D virtual environment.

Vrystaat Arts Festival

The Keepsakery @ Vrystaat Festival, Vryange 1 -7 July 2019 in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

This walk through VR drawing with 3D scans of beloved objects that told stories when you touch and hold them received some 640 visitors over the festival. In 2020, we will be doing a version with objects and stories from Bloemfontein. If you’d like to take part by sharing a story of a treasured object, or by creating an artistic response to another’s treasure. Please email us at: the.keepsakery@gmail.com

Image Richardo Peach Vrystaat
User interaction at Vrynge, set up includes Insta360 camera and ZOOM H3-VR recorder.

Drawn To Sound

User interacts with the virtual drawing by ‘touching’ a spectrogram of sonified marks.

Where: VIVID Ideas, Sydney ‘Future Abstract’. Art Space, Chatswood Arts Precinct, 24 May – 16 June 2019

Drawn to Sound user interacts with VR drawing by touching sound marks to hear field recordings of tram ride

The Drawing Exchange

Off The Charts, 2017 Images curtesy The Drawing Exchange and National Art School

The Drawing Exchange, 7 August – 23 September 2017 is collaboration between National Art School, Sydney and Adelaide Central School of Art bringing together drawing practitioners to share ideas and practice approaches to wall works and experimental drawing. Thank you for supporting my approach of taking drawing into the virtual space. Great to contribute and share these ideas with contemporary artists and some 700+ visitors.