Before I go further and lay this out in SketchUp3D I thought id show you the lay of the land – I’ve rotated the 1899 map so Devonshire road houses are now at the bottom to match with wonderful aerial photo – those houses now face the rear of the multi storey car park for Priory Meadow shopping centre. It takes time to plan a virtual / digital 3D model of the demolished site .. but this is the imaginative part !
I will recreate ‘Priory Meadow Cricket Ground’ of Hastings ( 1864-1996) in 3D with immersive soundtracks, using augmented reality* triggered when viewing special vintage postcards, the experience will happen on all smartphones & all of it will be distributed free. If you fund this project you will be helping me to preserve amazing lost local heritage in digital art for many other people to continue enjoying nostalgic landmarks, and for many generations to come.
Delighted to be written about here by author Stephen Prince who introduced me to hauntology which then set me on a a path within Augmented reality, Art & historical convergence !
I will give a talk at 5.15pm (£3 donation to OHPS on door) about the memories uncovered in the work and how it developed followed by assisted demonstrations on our equipment for everyone. Do bring your iPads and iPhones too as we can show you how to download, install and navigate the art experience. Heres the facebook event page
Limited capacity to please arrive promptly for seating as no tickets or reservations possible. Doors at 5pm, Old Hastings History Centre, 21 Courthouse Street, TN34 3 Hastings, East Sussex
New locations to collect trigger postcards from :
Hastings Council Tourist Information Centre,
and in the Old town The Fishermens Museum.
Click to see a map showing where to collect the free postcards:
Hastings Tourist Information Centre, Breeds Place,TN34 3UY
Hastings Fishermens museum, Rock-A-Nore Rd, Hastings TN34 3DW
The Crown 64-66 All Saints’ St, Hastings TN34 3BN
Hastings Museum (closed Mondays), Bohemia Road, Hastings, TN34 1ET
Hastings Library, 1st floor, Brassey Institute, 13, Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HE
Borough Wines and Books, 34 Robertson St, Hastings TN34 1HT
The Royal Victoria Hotel, Marina, St Leonards, TN38 0BD
Source Park (cafe Bar in underground skate park ), White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JL
Can you help us with the extra costs we are seeking for an Android build of Apparitions ? Click here for a fast way to make a donation by the usual Paypal accepted methods :
Your donation can massively speed up the time it will take us since launching the iOS version free. If you are a private individual or local business and you would like to support the completion of Apparitions with the identical Android build then please donate, any amount will help us release this sooner for you and the wider audience.
We are seeking commissions – do you want us to make an Apparition for your business or embroider your story into augmented reality ?
If you are a local business owner and would like to be a patron we can promote you too, we can add your logo into the app’s loading or splash screen, or you can remain anonymous if you prefer. Apparitions can be accessed by all iOS running system 10 and above and Android smartphones running system 7 or above to be capable of AR. I have many more sites planned too, drop me a line if you have a suggestion for somewhere you think will work eg : The Cricket ground, Castle
Download Apparitions Press release here
High-resolution images of the artworks can be downloaded at the following link: www.dropbox.com/sh/qz6bb3561k2aztc/AADys3XuIAwWf-WxaQo2B-wYa?dl=0
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Callum Sulsh – email@example.com
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Luciana Haill – firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist & Creative Director
Hello everyone, I’d like you to be able to experience the parts of Hastings & St Leonards which are no longer here – I call this artwork Apparitions ART combining an augmented reality app and special vintage trigger postcards I’ve distributed free in display stands between old town and St Leonards, so do pop along to The Crown Hastings in All Saints street, or any of these places to collect your free postcards :
Royal Victoria Hotel, Marina, St Leonards, TN38 0BD
Source Park ( underground skate park ), White Rock, Hastings, TN34 1JL
Borough Wines Beers and Books, 34 Robertson St, Hastings TN34 1HT
HBC Hastings Museum & Art Gallery (closed Mondays), Bohemia Road, Hastings, TN34 1ET
Hastings Library, Brassey Institute, 13, Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HE
OnTheRocks 4 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1H
You can download the free app here :
And if you cant reach these places just yet, you can print the trigger images needed from here :
I hope you get creative and Enjoy ! Please do Tag any photos you make in ironic or postmodern recreations.. we are using #Apparitions_Art for instagram.
Beach hut ( very short excerpt )
New event to discover ‘Apparitions’ in the Old Hastings Preservation Society, more soon. It will be at 5pm and donations to the OHPS on the door.
OHPS – Old Hastings Preservation Society
21 Courthouse St, Hastings TN34 3AU
Telephone: 01424 424744.