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'Augmented Gallery' announces three additional artworks

Gabby Fernie

Three additional artworks have been added to the 20-strong augmented reality art trail, unveiled by actor Stephen Mangan in May 2021. 

The Art of London 'Augmented Gallery' is a unique collaboration between the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts and Sky Arts. Each has contributed a diverse selection of classic and contemporary masterpieces to this innovative and safe way to enjoy some of the world’s greatest art in the open air.

The Augmented Gallery consists of twenty-three life-sized colourful frames and plaques on walls around the area, each of which contain QR codes and unique markers to unlock timeless masterpieces framed in 3D.

‘The Art of London AR Gallery’ app allows passers-by the ability to view the artworks that are on display in some of London’s leading art institutions, through their mobile devices. The app includes curators from the partner galleries, along with a lighter touch from comedian and art lover, James Acaster and actor and presenter, Stephen Mangan.

The extension of this innovative gallery trail now allows art fans to explore parts of Mayfair, as three new locations are added across the central district from 8 July 2021.

Additional artworks added to the trail from July include The Wilton Diptych from the National Gallery, David Bowie by Stephen Finer and Jazzie B from Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 finalist, Tom Mead.

"To have my work showcased within the Augmented Gallery trail, alongside paintings from world-renowned artists, is just incredible. I felt very privileged to paint this piece of Jazzie B. Being able to piece together the equipment and awards from his studio, and glitch them together with his movement around them allowed me to portray his achievements and fame alongside his more humble and relaxed personality" said Artist and Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 finalist, Tom Mead.