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Show me the Monet: Digital 'treasure hunt' rounds out art exhibition


The first of three treasure hunts began yesterday in Brisbane’s Outdoor Gallery, with entrants collecting “augmented reality artworks” as clues to win limited-edition prints by Brisbane’s most inventive new artists.

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The scavenger hunt series takes place to celebrate the final few weeks of the Sunny Side Up exhibition, with participants unlocking augmented reality artworks throughout the city via an app on their phone.

The events run until April 18, with 300 limited edition artworks by Brisbane’s artistic talent available to win.

On offer are prints by local punk fashion designer and multi-disciplinary artist Phoebe Paradise, visual artist and photographer Julia Scott Green, and abstract visual artist and sculptor Jordan Azcune.

“This is an incredible way to wrap up another amazing public art exhibition that has showcased Brisbane’s best up-and-coming artists,” said Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner.

“It’s no ordinary treasure hunt – participants will be required to unlock all five augmented reality artworks across the Outdoor Gallery to successfully reach the end of the scavenger hunt and reveal the final location to collect their prize.

“You’ll have to be quick as only the first 100 people to complete each of the three different trails will be able to collect one of these limited-edition prizes.

“In total, 300 artworks will be up for grabs so if you’re looking to start your own personal art collection, there’s no better time than now.”

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The event is supported by Brisbane City Council and Arts Queensland to round off the Sunny Side Up exhibition.

The exhibition gathers vibrant artworks by emerging Brisbane-based contemporary artists that explore the subtropical identity of Brisbane, its unique features and cultural atmosphere.

The exhibition is a celebration of the optimism, abundance, and playful spirit of Queensland.

It has been curated by Sarah Thomson and Alex Holt and includes a number of talks, tours and engagements, including walking tours with the Sunny Side Up Curators and artists throughout the Outdoor Gallery.

The treasure hunt can also be done outside the three event times with a prize draw to win a $150 Museum of Brisbane gift voucher.

To download the app and begin the treasure hunt, go to the Brisbane City Council’s website.

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