Submitted by Susan Keirnan.
Access to interactive art has just become a reality with the opening of the Creative Gippsland: eMotion meets eArt exhibition at the Yarragon Arts Hub this week.
Passionate supporter of local arts Sue Keirnan said the idea behind the exhibition was to introduce a cross-section of local talent to much wider audiences either physically, online or all in one hit.
“We’ve got this great line up of visual and musical artists from all over West Gippsland such as painter Janine Good and band Shy Robyn, musician and master guitar/drum maker Roger Terrill, and artists Sue Acheson, Laurie Collins, Tristan Throup, Wendy Olsen and Lesley Bartlett,” said Sue enthusiastically,” Ms Keirnan said.
“So it seemed mad not to use everyday communication tools to get them into the regional limelight or indeed anywhere on the planet.”
“We figured by simply using digital signposts such as QR codes and making iPhone films of our profile artists we could make it easy for audiences to see them see them anytime, any place, anywhere.”
Using any smartphone with a downloaded QR code app, visitors to the Arts Hub can scan each exhibit profile board and learn more intimately about each artist’s interpretation of the ‘eMotion’ theme.
These films can also be seen online by visiting the Baw Baw Arts Alliance website www.bawbawartsalliance.org.au, going to the Alliance’s Facebook page and clicking on Like, via YouTube by searching for ‘bawbawarts’ or visiting http://tinyurl.com/bbaa-emotion
The eMotion meets eArt exhibition is now open to the public at the Arts Hub, 2 Murray Street, Yarragon and will then be open 10am-4pm, Wed to Sun until 26 May 2012.
This Baw Baw Arts Alliance QR code will take smart phone audiences to a preview of the eMotion meets eArt exhibition; and a typical artist promo board next to each physical artwork links visitors to a digital film about the artist.