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Flinders Quarter Augmented Art Walk 2021

This self-guided CBD tour brings art to life with the help of some augmented-reality magic.
By Libby Curran
June 21, 2021
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By Libby Curran
June 21, 2021
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If you're after some art with a bit more bite, be sure to put Flinders Quarter on your to-do list this month. For four weeks, the CBD pocket's laneways and buildings will be brought to life through augmented reality, all for the Flinders Quarter Augmented Art Walk.

Reopening on Monday, June 21 and running until Friday, July 16, this interactive experience takes you on a self-guided art adventure through the precinct — the section between Flinders, Elizabeth, Collins and Swanston streets. Simply grab a copy of the map from participating Flinders Quarter businesses or Metro Tunnel HQ at 125–133 Swanston Street (or online). Then, download the supporting Eyejack app to your smartphone for free, hit the 'Launch AR' button and let the tour begin.

Spanning nooks, crannies and walls throughout Flinders Quarter, the art walk showcases a slew of commissioned contemporary works from the likes of Stanislava Pinchuk (Miso), Anton Hasell, Dee Smart and Carla Gottgens, which are brought to life on your phone with a combination of digital animation and sound.

You can escape into a colourful alternate reality with the Manchester Lane work crafted by Jingwen (Jina) He, catch Tracy Sarroff's glowing exploration of light and biotechnology in front of the City Library, or see the corner of Swanston and Flinders streets come alive with a jumping geometric design from Jasmine Mansbridge. Plus, challenge yourself to a treasure hunt and unlock all 12 artworks to be in with a shot at winning some big prizes.

'Portal Glitch' by Sue Beyer, located at Little Mandarin Yoga Studio

Top images: 'What Lies Beneath' by Dee Smart, located at Alpha Barbers; 'You Can Find Something Truly Important in
an Ordinary Minute' by Jingwen (Jina) He, located at Bared Footwear Mens.

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