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Call For Submissions // AR Bernard



Thu, Apr 15th, 2021 to Sat, May 15th, 2021


3:00 pm to 12:00 pm


The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna Art Gallery and Maud Collective are seeking Okanagan artists to participate in AR Bernard, an augmented reality art exhibition on Bernard Avenue during Summer 2021.

Taking place between July 1- September 6, AR Bernard will transform Bernard Avenue and the heart of Kelowna into a prime destination to view augmented reality (AR) artwork created in collaboration with local digital illustrators, animators and musicians. The project supports local business vitality and the creative sector of Kelowna in a physically distanced and COVID-safe way.

AR Bernard is seeking artists who work in 2D digital art, animation or music. Artists may apply in more than one category, however separate submissions are required. Selected artists will be placed on teams that include a digital illustrator, an animator, and a musician to create a two-dimensional piece of digital art that will be brought to life through augmented reality and music. The use of augmented reality will allow the animation to be overlaid on top of the image. The two mediums will be superimposed to create the interactive piece. The animation will feature music by a local musician/band. In total, seven AR works will be created for this exhibition and will involve (up to) 21 local artists. For example, the digital illustrator will create the canvas, the animator will supply animation components or animate aspects of the canvas, and the musician will provide the musical score.


Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art

421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna


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