September 2018 :

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This afternoon event invites the general public of all ages to experience ͚Apparitions͛ in the entrance to the alley. This is local artist Luciana Haill͛’s augmented reality Artwork involving a bespoke iOS application. The public are invited to engage with a long ago demolished piece of architecture that stood in the centre of town where Robertson Street meets Carlisle parade, on the boundary with the America Ground. The 3D model created by a local architectural designer appears to float using ͚augmented reality͛ when looking through the camera application of an iPhone or iPad. It is an immersive experience with an accompanying soundtrack, encouraging a new audience to absorb forgotten histories of Hastings and St Leonards.
1pm-5pm Gotham Alley, Trinity quarter, opposite Printworks, Hastings.
more information / latest updates here

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05.09.18  Artist’s research and development talk with guided demonstrations, 6-8pm
Trigger postcards and free downloads of ‘Apparitions’
Printed Matter Bookshop, 185 Queens Road, Hastings TN34 1RG
more information here on facebook

19.09.18 Apparitions in the Azur luncheon 12pm-1.30pm
Come along and experience it without knowing how or why, or even owning a smartphone. My assistants and I will show you how to download it, explore and enlighten you with the history, technology and interactive art engagements.
The Azur ( downstairs) Marina Pavillion, Marina, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38 0BU


22.09.18 Bringing back the bygone with surrealism!
Durbar Hall, Hastings museum and Art gallery, 11am-4pm (free)
John’s Place, Bohemia Rd, Hastings TN34 1ET
drop in event to experience ‘Apparitions’ on our demonstration iPads and smartphones
and to download for yourselves, take away trigger image postcards and make a model of The Albert Memorial with our cut-out templates.


June 2018 :
The Hastings Observer newspaper has shown interest and I am very pleased they have mentioned my artwork Apparitions. Using ‘Augmented Reality’ on their smartphones, the audience are taken back in time with models and soundscapes encapsulating the life span of missing heritage gems in the local area ; St Leonards Pier and Clocktower Memorial.

This photo in the newspaper was taken by me and what you are looking at is actually the augmented 3D ‘Virtual’ model of the Clocktower appearing on Lord Brett (as he is holding the postcard trigger image ) seen through the screen of the tablet using ‘Apparitions’ app, in its beta phase…

May 2018 :
Storyboards for the 3 experiences are being made, for sounds and animations. Appointed a 3D designer from local firm Cooper8 Ltd in Hastings, initial style and complexity of the two models  discussed.

Attended the The Museums + Heritage Show on 17 May 2018 at Olympia in London – looking for new AR in arts technology and advice

Lord Brett  invited me to show the technology and research at one of his luncheons in The Azur in St Leonards on May 16th, demonstrated Apparitions app on iPhone and iPad to a group of guests and had feedback.

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April 2018 :
SkyArts50 informed me the Artwork & project was into second round for the Post Brexit British funding applications, eventually I was not shortlisted into the final 50 funded projects. Attended Future Tourism VR event in Sunbury Upon Thames, was informal networking and series of talks by VR / AR specialists.
Submitted paid advertising designs to Coastal Currents for this years brochure, hopefully new artists work features in marketing as much as existing repeat ones.

March 2018 :
The Arts Council of England awarded the project a small grants for the arts fund which is the green light to begin work, some self funded, support in kind from Judge Sampsons, Hastings museum and Alex May a 3D designer.