Ever fancied tagging Glasgow City Chambers or St Luke’s Cathedral?
This workshop is an experiment in virtual tagging of the urban environment.
The city has no shortage of wall space and building facades. So we invite you to take part in this workshop to learn how to use smartphone technologies to leave your artwork to be enjoyed by the masses, but secretly.
A covert campaign using graffiti, digital art gallery and oblique messages. Lasting three days, the aim is to carve out a narrative/ thematic trail by the end of the workshop in a specific part of the city streets for others to discover.
The 3 day free workshop will be led by Neill Ritchie from Aerial Digital and Alan Richardson, Director of Surge.
- Learning how to develop Augmented Reality experiences
- Explore available existing technologies which can be used to create these experiences – no coding required!
- Gain an understanding of the audio and visual elements used in AR, whether 2D, 3D or interactive.
- Work in collaboration with other artists to create a thematic or narrative thread across the city centre to link the artworks
Dates/ times: Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd September, 10am – 5.30pm
Location: workshops will take place at Surge’s Tech Box office at Cadogan Street, Glasgow and we will be out and about in the city centre of Glasgow over the 3 days.
We welcome applications from graffiti artists, visual artists and graphic artists or anyone with experience in outdoor arts. Applicants must have an interest in combining their work with digital technologies and have their own smartphone, or tablet device with 4G.
Please note you must be available for all of the dates to take part and be over 18 years old.
To apply please send a biography and letter of interest (max 500 words) by 5pm on Friday August 30th to firstname.lastname@example.org
Any queries please call the Surge office on 0141 248 6910
About Aerial Digital
Aerial Digital is an app development business based in Glasgow. Our apps include Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality rich content, heritage trails and city tours, plus business and utilities apps which integrate with online services.
Developer Neill Ritchie has 20 years experience creating a range of digital content, from complex website solutions to apps with AR and VR content.
Surge runs projects to develop street arts, physical theatre and circus in Scotland. Working with artists, performance companies and educators at all levels of experience, we also run SURGE Festival, our annual event, which takes place each July, which brings new Scottish work and cutting edge international performances to the streets, theatres and unusual spaces of Glasgow.
Alan Richardson has been working in street arts and indoor theatre for 30 years as a producer, director, teacher, performer, musician and musical director. He has been responsible for the development of teaching practice in outdoor arts in Porto (European Capital of Culture 2001) and Liverpool (through Hope Street LTD). He has designed and programmed outdoor arts festivals in Porto, Liverpool and Glasgow. He is also a director of indoor and outdoor physical theatre, and has devised and directed multiple performances and events that have enjoyed international touring success.