22 Mar 2021
New gallery spaces for classical artworks
Jessica McCarthy, Head Teacher and Visual Arts teacher at Mosman High School, describes the value of a virtual reality art gallery: 'Experiencing art in the context of a gallery space is a massive part of understanding the artwork and the artists intentions,' she says. 'While students will often view artworks online, there is a disconnect between the scale of the work, texture of the paint and the way the audience experiences it,' she says. 'To this end, the accessibility that VR offers students studying visual arts means that they can be immersed in a gallery experience despite still being in the classroom. They can jump into this virtual space and then have a dialogue as a class about the exhibition and artworks they have viewed. What a time to be studying art when VR can bring artworks to the classroom that you otherwise could never see in real life!' says Jess.