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Published on 25 February 2021
Seven sites across the Mornington Peninsula have been transformed with technology bringing them to life!
Experience the Mornington Peninsula differently with a range of augmented reality experiences from Portsea to Rosebud.
On your next walk enjoy immersing yourself with the Fisherman mural at the new Napier Street Plaza in Rye by Mika Husser.
In Tootgarook see the Dolphins and Old Wives murals by Sheldon Headspeath come to life, including drawings of marine life by local school students from Capel Sound Kindergarten and Tootgarook Primary School.
In Blairgowrie you can see humpback whales swimming around you or play with a virtual kite on the Rosebud Foreshore on the site of the Kite Festival.
Step back in time in Sorrento and Portsea and imagine what the streets were like more than 100 years ago.
How to experience the augmented reality trail
You can view and interact with animations and soundscapes via a smart phone or tablet. All you have to do is download the free app ‘EyeJack’ or scan the QR code on the site.
Don’t forget to take a photo, screenshot or take videos via the EyeJack app and share your experience on your socials.
Make sure to tag us on Instragram (@mornpenartsandculture) and Facebook (@ourartsandculture) with the hashtags #mpARtrail #artforeveryoneeveryday #morningtonpeninsula #augmentedreality.
To see the full list of experiences and locations visit: artsandculture.mornpen.vic.gov.au/mornington-peninsula-augmented-reality-trail
Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor:
“Augmented reality animations create a delightful experience for the public and is accessible to anyone at any anytime. The community are welcome to take photos of themselves interacting with the animations and share on social media.”
“The Shire aims to create vibrant public spaces for the enjoyment of residents and visitors. This is a fun initiative using digital technology to provide the community with unique experiences and new ways to interact with our public art and spaces.”