Kicking off the new year, Geelong Gallery welcomes a new digital tour guide. Affectionately named ‘Orby’, the free augmented reality tour guide will take children on a journey through the Gallery.
Created in partnership with local creative agency Pillowfort, this fun and light-hearted program will provide new and interesting ways for children to enjoy the Gallery, encouraging not only their engagement with the collection but also conversations between children and adults. Designed to be shared with family, friends and school groups, Orby will captivate children aged 5–10 years in the company of an adult.
Beginning with four works of art—with more works set to be added in the months ahead—Orby finds three key features in each work and brings the viewers’ attention to stories behind the artist or artwork in the form of animation, sound and voice-over, all in the digital realm of augmented reality. Orby’s lessons are playful and lively with the hope that it encourages more families to visit the Gallery and engage with Geelong Gallery’s collection.
This is a free event, all you need to do is pick-up an iPad from the Visitor Services desk.