Unreal! Ewan McDougall paintings with Virtual Reality by Claire Hughes : Dunedin Fringe Festival

Unreal! Ewan McDougall paintings with Virtual Reality by Claire Hughes

Unreal! Vibrant Painting leaping off-the-wall and into Virtual Reality. Ewan McDougall and Claire Hughes.

Unreal! is an Aotearoa/NZ touring show of Ewan McDougall's vibrant oil paintings and an incredible virtual world created from these works by multi-media artist Dr Claire Hughes, with soundscape by musician Isaac Lundy.

The Unreal! Tour opened in Wellington in February, 2020, on the opening night of the NZ Festival. It was postponed in Christchurch due to Lockdown, then opened in The Quiet Dog Gallery, Nelson, in September. The show was hosted by Auckland's 12gallery in October, before coming to Gallery de Novo where it opens on Thursday March 18, 2021, for the duration of the Fringe.

Ewan McDougall has been painting fulltime for 32 years, has had 89 solo exhibitions in Aotearoa and has shown in NZ Public Galleries and overseas in London, Valencia, Cremona, St Ives, Sydney and NYC. He is a prize winner or finalist in major NZ Art Awards and his work is held in many Public Collections.

Claire Hughes is a digital artist with a PhD in Fine Arts, specialising in virtual reality. She has exhibited for over 20 years in a variety of media. Her most recent exhibitions have been Matter Matters, which was a digital projection on a water screen over Wellington Harbour as part of the Lux Festival which was viewed by an estimated 150,000 people, and Entangled, a solo exhibition at Toi Pōneke Art Gallery.

Don the VR headset and immerse yourself in the wild world of this unique morphing of 'psychedelic cave art' with brilliant trail-blazing digital technology.

Thu
18
March
05:30PM
Fri
19
March
09:30AM
Sat
20
March
10:00AM
Sun
21
March
10:00AM
Mon
22
March
09:30AM
Tue
23
March
09:30AM
Wed
24
March
09:30AM
Thu
25
March
09:30AM
Fri
26
March
09:30AM
Sat
27
March
10:00AM
Sun
28
March
10:00AM

Price

Free

All Ages

Duration

9:30 am - 5:30 pm daily
(Sat + Sun: 10 am - 3 pm)
(Friday opening)

Venue

Gallery de Novo

101 Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016

Visual Art Moving Image Music

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The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost Fringe Festival. Initiated in 2000, Dunedin Fringe aims to bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists. Dunedin Fringe is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia.

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