The Art Gallery of New South Wales is a distinguished pillar of art and culture both nationally and internationally. It’s reputation and significance is largely attributed to the rich and impactful exhibitions and programs that are held at the gallery each year. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic preventing accessibility for the public, the Gallery’s annual Archibald Prize Exhibition and Young Archie Competition for 2020 was made available online as a virtual tour.
Start Beyond captured and produced the online virtual tour to be launched simultaneously with the Archibald Prize. The tour included all the 2020 artwork from the Archibald, Wynne, and Sulman Prizes, as well as the Young Archie Competition.
Users teleport through the exhibit with a click of their mouse, and are able to select the artwork descriptions and listen to featured recordings that accompany selected artworks.
This immersive and interactive approach to sharing the exhibits during COVID-19 restrictions allowed the Art Gallery of New South Wales to share the entire exhibition with not just dedicated art-goers, but schoolteachers and students all across Australia.