Aeris Osborne: Alberta Old Buildings with AR Experience

Date: Aug 31, 2023

Deadline: Dec 7, 2023 - 5:00 pm

Event: Alberta Old Buildings With AR Experience
Date: ongoing until Dec 7, 2023
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday)
Location: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Kaasa (Lower) Gallery
Address: 11455 87 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2T2
Cost: Free
Optional: Download Artivive App for AR effect

Alberta Old Buildings With AR Experience exhibition

Discover Aeris Osborne's Alberta Old Buildings exhibition: 20 artworks with Augmented Reality (AR) experience which combines arts, heritage, and technology.

This painting series was created during her 2022 Alberta Artist in Residence supported by the Government of Alberta. The project promotes Alberta's rich history and various historical architectural styles. Aeris' goals are to increase awareness of the value of preserving historical buildings to continue Alberta's legacy, and also to strengthen a sense of belonging and the relationship between individuals and the province of Alberta.

Famous Alberta Old Buildings include Banff Springs Hotel, Lougheed House Mansion, Edmonton Alberta Government House, Jasper Information Centre, Lake Agnes Tea Houses, other museums, a railway station and other heritage sites across Alberta. They all were built between 1888 to 1921.

In 2023, Aeris accommodated a technology called Augmented Reality (AR) into her Alberta Old Building paintings, unveiling her creative process video and research photos by simply scanning the artworks with Artivive – a free downloadable app.

Artist Biography

Aeris is the 2022 Alberta Artist in Residence/Art Ambassador, the third artist and the first immigrant awarded this grant since the program was established by the Government of Alberta in 2019.

She is a self-taught visual artist and registered social worker in Alberta who moved from Hong Kong to Edmonton in 2007. In 2022, as Alberta's Arts Ambassador, she traveled more than 3,000 km and visited over 30 Alberta galleries and museums to meet with local directors, curators, staff and volunteers who support Alberta's arts.

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