AGWA Treasure Ships App now available for ios and Android

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Art, News

The Art Gallery of Western Australia’s Treasure Ships App is now available to download for free from the App Store and the Play Store!

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This is an app I worked on at Hungry Sky for the Art Gallery of Western Australia’s new exhibition, Treasure Ships, which explores artifacts from the spice trails, collected from all over the world. The app has a few features including an interactive map that you can explore, and collect artifacts from the exhibition to learn about them.

It also has an AR function which allows you to scan certain markers to unlock content…such as the Treasure Ships logo!
Download the app and scan this logo with the app!:
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Another thing to look out for is the poster outside the Art Gallery itself…

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Scanning the frame markers next to the artifacts at the exhibition unlocks more content in the app.
I got a small glimpse of the exhibition while they were setting up and it’s just stunning. It was a bit strange to see all of the artifacts I had seen images of while working on the app in real life!

Also to explain things a bit better, I began working at Hungry Sky earlier this year. Hungry Sky is an interactive media business who I’d worked with before as an artist for projects like Scitech’s Waterlandia, The Western Australian Museum’s Miner to Magnate Quiz, and the Dinosaur Discovery interactives. Now I’m officially joined the team and am working for them full-time as an artist, although I’ve been doing all kinds of things since I’ve been working there, such as illustration and concept art, 3D modelling and animation, 2D animation and even a bit of sound editing! I’ve actually learned so much in the past six months, it’s been extremely rewarding and I’m excited I’ll finally be able to start sharing some of the work I’ve been doing with them this year :)

The Treasure Ships Exhibition is now live at the Art Gallery of Western Australia until the 31st January 2016.

You can find out more about the exhibition and buy tickets here, or do so in-app!