'A collaboration with Wisley - the RHS’s flagship garden - to bring a specially designed exhibition entitled “The Digital Garden® to their Glasshouse Gallery and gardens. This is an indoor and outdoor interactive art experience of iPad drawings.
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) welcomes more than two million visitors each year to four gardens across the UK, including Wisley in Surrey, one of the world’s great gardens. The RHS is also known across the world for the Chelsea Flower Show held in London every year.
On display for the first time are cinematic scale iPad drawings of garden flowers one and two metres high, with some drawn across multiple-iPad canvases.
All ages can interact with the artworks to see each of the iPad drawings come alive. Visitors can watch how artworks were made, mark for mark, using their smart phones or tablets with AR and a free app.
The Digital Garden® includes artworks "planted" around the garden amongst flower beds. Visitors can discover The Digital Garden® trail and use their smart phones or tablets to watch animated artworks of digital flowers growing where flowers are presently in bud and are still to bloom.
Drop-in chat and live drawing sessions form part of the visitor experience. Visitors can learn about how The Digital Garden® was made, hear about creative process and see some live drawings being created. Visitors can also bring their own iPads to draw alongside the artist'.
The installation is open from 12 May to 3 June in the Glasshouse Gallery at Wisley.
Admission is free for members and inclusive with any entry ticket to the gardens.
The Royal Horticultural Society Garden, Wisley,
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