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Tramsheds Uncovered

Date and Time
Wed, 27 March 2019, 12:00 AM - Mon, 1 January 0001, 12:00 AM
Location
Tramsheds
Tramsheds
1 Dalgal Way
Forest Lodge, 2037
Price
Free
Take a glimpse into the world of Tramsheds, and uncover the stories of our past, present and precinct through Augmented Reality.

TRAMSHEDS UNCOVERED

Launching 27 March during Art Month Sydney, is Tramsheds' new Augmented Reality Application available on Apple Store and Google Play. 

Tramsheds Uncovered has two layers, both in which will continue to grow and expand with new experiences to be revealed along the way. 

LAYER 1: RELIVE THE ART

Learn about Tramshed’s colourful history as a place of inspiration for creative minds and artistic expression. After downloading Tramsheds Uncovered, wander the precinct with your smart device and be transported back to the early 2000s when the sheds were an abandoned access point for budding artists. Bring to life the art that once adorned our heritage walls through AR and help us uncover the artists that once called Tramsheds home by sharing the artworks and your experience #TramshedsUncovered on Instagram. As each artist is uncovered, their stories will be loaded into the application for all to read and appreciate, upon touch. 

LAYER 2: DISCOVER TODAY

Explore the precinct in real time as Tramsheds has evolved into one of Sydney’s most loved lifestyle and dining precincts. We proudly house legendary characters such as Bodega 1904, Flour Eggs Water, Butcher and The Farmer, Belles Hot Chicken and many more. Let the AR experience guide you through the space. As you scan the vendor's square QR Codes, you will learn about the operators, chefs, menus and art of culinary excellence, all through your smart phone. By scanning the circular floor decal codes, you will be guided around the precinct, discover a new twist at every turn! 


ARTISTS UNCOVERED

'Mong' aka Jake 

Art Location: Main Entrance, above the Pay Machine

Instagram Handle: @jake_the_mong

Mong (Jake) was a well-known graffiti artist in Sydney. He experimented with a huge variety of styles, ranging from murals to paste-ups, and had some of his work exhibited at Cockatoo Island.

He enjoyed painting at the Rozelle tram sheds on many occasions, as the atmosphere allowed him to try out new ideas in a very diverse space. Many of his pieces at the tram sheds were large and elaborate, something he loved being able to do.

Jake tragically passed away in 2011 and is missed by everyone who knew him, both in life and through his art.

Written by Sars. 

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