Sining Saysay: Philippine History in Art marked its second year by changing the way we look at art exhibit through a Sining Lakbay: Philippine History in Augmented Reality at the Gateway Gallery , 5th level, Gateway Tower, Araneta Center in Cubao.
Launched on February 22, the digital feature utilizes augmented reality (AR) to recount Philippine history and make it more interesting to the digital-savvy generation. Through the mobile application Layar, 10 paintings from the collection ‘come to life’ on the Gallery visitor’s Wi-Fi enabled digital devices like smartphones and tablets. The Layar can be downloaded for free on iOS and Android App stores.
Visitors just need to scan the selected painting on their devices to watch the video and hear the narration on chapters of Philippine history.
The Gateway Gallery opened last November 21, 2014 while Sining Lakbay: Philippine History in Art opened to the public last February 18, 2015. The Sining Lakbay: Philippine History in Augmented reality will be on a long-term display so everyone can have a chance to see and feel the immersive experience brought by new technologies.
Schools and students are very much welcome to visit the Gallery. Entrance is free tot he public and is open Mondays to Sundays from 10 AM to 7 PM. Gateway Gallery is supported and managed by the J. Amado Araneta Foundation, the CSR arm of Araneta Group.
Sining Saysay Featured Artist
Junyee, Benjie Cabangis, Randy Solon, Bim Bacaltos, Jonal Salvosa, Ding Hidalgo, brothers Simkin and Vincent de Pio with their father Gig, Janice Young, Aileen Lanuza, Romy Mananquil, Don Artificio, Grace Alfonso, Norman Dreo, Cris Cruz, Romy Carlos, Norly Meimban, Julius Samson, Michael Velasco, Neil Doloricon, Adi Baen-Santos, Ben Infante, Angel Cacnio, Grandier Bella, Dennis Dasco, and the late Abdulmari Asia Imao, National Artist for Visual Arts.
In over two years of operation, the Gallery has grown its art collection to 50 artworks donated by various artists. Attendance has also risen to an average of 200 visitors a day in the same period.
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