Renowned Aussie artist Anthony Lister's recent exhibition in LA through Sixty40 a success

Screen Shot 2015-09-16 at 9.37.25 am.jpgOn Friday the 11th of September 2015, Australian artist Anthony Lister opened a new show in West Hollywood, Los Angeles which featured animations created by Sixty40 which brought some of Lister's unique characters and paintings to life.

By creating new animated versions of the paintings with sound design and music, we were able to expand on and interpret the original artwork into a new experience.
Screen Shot 2015-09-16 at 9.37.35 am.jpgIn addition, Sixty40 also created a VR Art Toy which allowed the viewer to look around a virtual space and discover a series of Lister's characters, each with their own soundscape.

The event was packed out and overflowed onto the sidewalk where people were able to experience the virtual world even outside the Screen Shot 2015-09-16 at 9.37.43 am.jpggallery environment. Guests could also grab a Lister painted Google Cardboard viewer and download the cardboard VR application for viewing at home.

Says Mark Simpson, founder and creative director, Sixty40: "I was really blown away by how people engaged with the VR Art Toy we created. It was an Screen Shot 2015-09-16 at 9.37.52 am.jpginstant sense of wonder and excitement which is so exhilarating to see on people's faces. I look forward to expanding this collaborative approach to animation and virtual reality in the art setting."

Says Lister: "Working with Sixty40 to animate my paintings was an amazing experience. To see a 2D image that I have created come to life through animation is a truly great feeling. But when I first saw what my work when it was adapted to the VR headset it blew my mind."

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VR Lover said:

Nice one! Where can we see the VR?

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