Sculpture Trail in Bath!
From now until the 9th September 2012
Maps of the Sculpture Trail are available to purchase for £1 from
Bath’s Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Churchyard
The Victoria Art Gallery
The Framing Workshop, Walcot Street.
To view the map of the trail, click here
Art at the Edge, working in conjunction with MothMedia and Mediagrand; have started to trial ‘Augmented Reality Experiences’ as part of their citywide Olympic sculpture project.
Augmented Reality involves using an App, downloaded on to smart devices like iphones, ipads and Androids, to introduce an experience into the space between your eyes and the object you are viewing through the device. These experiences can be all sorts of things such as illusions, holograms, information labels, sound effects, commentary or simply ways to link to videos.
Innovative ‘augmented reality’ experiences are being added to the sculpture trail.
The marker for Experience 2 - an interactive 3D model of ‘Crossing the Line’, can be found on the hoarding of Bluecoat House, Upper Borough Walls and the marker for Experience 3 - an interactive 3D model of ‘The Moment Before’, is on the Towpath, on the Fencing surrounding Radial Gate.
You can view a video about the AR Sculpture Trail by clicking here.
To participate in the AR Sculpture Trail you will need a ‘smart’ device (Apple iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S. Apple iPad 2, iPad3 and more powerful Android devices which have Android 2.2 or higher).
How To View Guide:
1. Go to your app provider, (e.g. Apple app store online).
2. Download the Aurasma Lite app.
3. Open it on your device and allow the use of location. When the App opens say yes to being able to see the Aurasma logo and touch the Beacon symbol in the top left of the screen and open the My Auras window.
4. Scroll the bar at the bottom of the screen to the left and select the search icon.
5. Type into the search window Art At The Edge and when the channel appears click SUBSCRIBE. This is a free channel but you will be asked to register as a user.
Your device should now be able to view the experiences. Augmented Reality markers (watch out for the Aurasma logo) are set up around Bath and you can obtain free AR marker postcards from Bath’s Visitor Information Office.
Alternatively, the links below take you to a Dropbox with jpg files of the postcard markers which you can download and print off or simply point your app enabled ‘smart’ device at their image on the screen and they will start to load.
Experience 1 - a video about the sculpture trail
Experience 2 - an interactive 3D model of ‘Crossing the Line’
Experience 3 - an interactive 3D model of ‘The Moment Before’
Experience 4 - a close up video of ‘The Moment Before’.
View the Augmented reality markers with your camera and the AR Experience should start to load. If it is a video you can double tap the screen to bring it full screen and keep on your device. If it’s a 3D model keep the marker in view to keep the AR Live.
Enjoy the experience!
Note: If you don’t have a smart device or a sufficiently up to date model you can still see the content of the AR Experiences that we have created by clicking on the following links:
See Bath’s sport themed sculpture trail organised by Art at the Edge:
• A twice life sized sculpture of ‘Mark Foster’s famous torso’ carve from a block of Bath stone in Southgate Street.
• A more than life sized ‘basketball’ sculpture on the Radial Gate at Pulteney Bridge Weir.
• A more than life sized ‘diving’ sculpture in the Parade Gardens.
• A sculpture in wire mesh of ‘Tom Daley’ diving into the Cross Bath at Thermae Bath Spa.
• A wire mesh sculpture of a sprinting ‘Jason Gardener’ suspended in the air in front of the Theatre Royal
• A life sized ‘Judo’ sculpture in Beauford Square, down the side of the Theatre Royal.
• A bronze runner ‘Messenger with Bird’ bringing news of the Olympics in the Assembly Rooms entrance.
• Basketball by Dick Daniel in the RUH atrium
• A mosaic sculpture ‘Sweat and Tears’ in the Chandos Garden of St John’s in Westgate.
• Two ‘Rhythmic Gymnasts’ by Edward Netley in Milsom Place.
• A balancing bronze resin ‘Gymnast’ in the Botanical Gardens.
• A bronze 3/4 life sized sculpture of Olympian ‘Amy Williams’ in the Victoria Art Gallery.
• Additional wonderful sport themed artworks of various sizes by Guest Artists in Milsom Place and in art galleries, shops and local pubs, including:
Rostra Gallery, George Street
Castle Galleries, Burton Street
The Framing Workshop, Walcot Street
Action On Hearing Loss Educational Day Services, Bath Workshop, Units 1 and 2, Wells Road
• The Octagon, Bath: An exhibition of body casts of famous Olympians, embellished with images of these athlete’s greatest moments, 4th July - 30th July.
Sculpture and Sport events at the Victoria Art Gallery
22nd June 2012
Free tour and talk about the sculptures with Alan Dun.
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