Last Museum Open in Ireland?
Are you suffering from a lack of Visual Art in your life with all the museums in Ireland closed? Fear not, noble reader, as there is one ‘museum’ still open! The RHA has a collection of ‘Virtual Sculptures’ in Wilton Park, just beside the Grand canal between Leeson Street and Baggot Street. These can only be viewed through your mobile phone, as they don’t exist in reality. You’ll also need to download an app called WPAR to see the artworks. The works in question are by Eilis O’Connell and full details can be found at the RHA Website here.
Eilis O’Connell RHA – Six Works – Augmented Reality – 27 Feb 2020 – 31 Aug 2020
AN IPUT & RHA INITIATIVE AT WILTON PARK
RHA and IPUT are delighted to announce the launch of Dublin’s first augmented reality exhibition on 27 February, in Wilton Park, Dublin 2. This initiative is part of IPUT’s placemaking strategy to further activate Wilton Park.
Eilis O’Connell RHA, one of our foremost sculptors has agreed to partake in this experimental format. Six of her recent works will be sited in Wilton Park and free to the public for viewing through the medium of augmented reality.
Augmented reality is an interactive experience that allows one to place an object in a specific location, virtually via a smart phone or tablet. To access the experience, please download and install the WPAR app, available in the App Store and Google Play and follow the instructions on screen.
Come and explore these pieces as they interact with the environment of this beautiful natural oasis in the heart of the city.