Seeing the Invisible is a free international exhibition of contemporary artworks created with augmented reality (AR) technology. This exciting and ambitious exhibition is presented for one year at 12 botanic gardens in six countries simultaneously with Melbourne and Cranbourne Gardens as the exclusive Australian locations.

Addressing themes of nature, the environment, and sustainability, and exploring the boundaries and connections between art, technology, and nature, the exhibition features 13 immersive virtual works by established and emerging artists including Ai Weiwei, Refik Anadol, Sarah Meyohas, El Anatsui, Mohammed Kazem, Sigalit Landau, Timur Si-Qin and Australia’s Mel O’Callaghan.

The exhibition is accessible via smartphone and tablet through the Seeing the Invisible app in the App Store and Google Play, and it is best experienced with headphones. Spend an hour or the day tracking down the augmented, interactive artworks and experience the Gardens as (virtual) galleries.

Seeing the Invisible was initiated by the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens in partnership with Outset Contemporary Art Fund and is the first of its kind to be developed as a collaboration among botanic gardens.

Participants must be fully vaccinated to attend and provide proof of vaccination status at the time of check-in.

Image: Mel O'Callaghan
Image: Mel O'Callaghan
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Tue 1 / Feb , 8:00 AM Mon 28 / Feb , 7:00 PM


Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra, VIC 3141 United States



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