We are thrilled to announce the launch of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015 on the Google Cultural Institute! The Cultural Institute brings together millions of artworks and artefacts from around the world, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual exhibition experience. The platform is extending the international outreach of Sculpture by the Sea for all to enjoy!
In building a digital platform for Sculpture by the Sea on the Cultural Institute, it was important for us to capture the three-dimensionality of each sculpture as well as the landscape of Cottesloe Beach.
We have worked closely with Google to capture the exhibition with Google Street View technology. Stitching together thousands of panoramas taken with Google and lifting this footage into the Cultural Institute, we have been able to create an immersive virtual exhibition experience with annotated photographs of each sculpture, artist biographies, interviews and drone footage from YouTube.
We are exploring ever-increasing ways to engage with art through technology. Providing the experience of an exhibition to anyone in the world, who may not otherwise have the opportunity to see it, is giving the art world a wonderful scope of audience accessibility. For those who have visited the show, it provides a great tool for further education and context around each exhibiting artist.
Our Bondi 2014 and Cottesloe 2015 exhibitions have now been captured with Google’s technology, and we look forward to continuing this project with our upcoming exhibitions.
The Cottesloe 2015 footage is now live! Enjoy exploring our Cottesloe 2015 exhibition: https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/collection/sculpture-by-the-sea-cottesloe
Sculpture Acquisitions Manager Eleanor Cheetham with the Google Cultural Insititute team at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015.