06/11/2021 – Brighton Digital Festival
Pioneer : Victorian engineering & ambition in augmented reality. This is the latest in the series of Apparitions and the launch of a new app for smartphones.
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ starting outside Volks electric Railway museum
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2019: News –  you can now donate to an Android release of the app and I will add Priory Meadow Cricket Ground as the fourth nostalgic experience Click here to view campaign and donate

10.06.19 –The HASTINGS & ST. LEONARDS SOCIETY have rescheduled the event in the piano room ( left at reception) of The White Rock Hotel, 10th June 2019, free to attend, membership available also, 

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All welcome but please advise of your attendance in advance so that we have idea of number attending.

Drinks purchased at the bar may be brought into the meeting.

H & St. L Society committee – Promoting Our Heritage and Civic Pride

I will be one of the invited speakers for the next AGM Open Meeting of the historical Hastings and St Leonards Society

“Apparitions” – New augmented reality artwork reveals iconic lost Hastings landmarks

Augmented reality Artworks exploring gentrification in Hastings & the relationship of history, new technologies, memory & dreams, triggered by vintage postcards.
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17.04.19 – Glitches & Ghosts, Lancaster University
I will present a twenty minute paper ‘Augmented reality conjuring phantasms creating a nostalgia for a future we cannot experience‘ accepted for this really interesting interdisciplinary conference ‘Glitches and Ghosts’ taking place at Lancaster University – free to register to attend :

10.12.18 – Apparitions ( surreal lost landmarks)
Friends Meeting House at 7pm, 15A Albert Road, TN40 1DG.
I will be guest speaker with Apparitions, demonstrating the power of Augmented Reality to bring back lost landmarks. Refreshments available, wheelchair accessible.

10.11.18 – Surreal Lost Landmarks, 5pm ( donations £3 to OHPS )
History House : Old Hastings Preservation Society, 21 Courthouse street, ( the end with The Bourne ) Old town, Hastings.
Facebook event here :
An illustrated with slides and demonstrations talk by Luciana Haill addressing gentrification, lost heritage and how Arts combined with technology can potentially preserve architecture with memories. Guided demonstrations after the talk on hand of new work ‘Apparitions’, close by 7pm

22.09.18 Bringing back the bygone with surrealism!
Book free tickets here ( limited space ) Inside the hand carved room ‘Durbar Hall’

Eventbrite - Apparitions : Lost landmarks of Hastings & St Leonards in augmented reality
A drop in event to experience ‘Apparitions’ on our demonstration iPads and smartphones
and to download for yourselves, take away trigger image postcards and make a model of The Albert Memorial with our cut-out templates. Artist’s talk at 2pm about the Arts Council Lottery funded work and how AR is shaping museum and art experiences.
Hastings museum and Art gallery, 11am-4pm (free) John’s Place, Bohemia Rd, Hastings TN34 1ET


19.09.18 Apparitions in the Azur Charity luncheon (£15) 12pm-2pm
Azur lunch
Come along and experience Apparitions and meet celebrities from TV, to access Apparitions a smartphone not essential. My assistants and I will show you how to download it, explore and enlighten you with the history, combining technology & interactive art engagements.
This is charity fundraiser organised by Lord Brett Mclean.

The Azur ( downstairs) Marina Pavillion, Marina, Saint Leonards-on-sea TN38 0BU

Apparitions: Alley (kindly supported by The Alley Association) in Rock House basement.
This afternoon event saw the general public of all ages come along to experience Apparitions on their own iOS devices and we had demonstration kit available. The public were invited to engage with a long ago demolished piece of architecture that stood in the centre of town where Robertson Street meets Carlisle parade, on the boundary with the America Ground. The 3D model created by a local architectural designer appears to float using ͚augmented reality͛ when looking through the camera application of an iPhone or iPad. It is an immersive experience with an accompanying soundtrack, encouraging a new audience to absorb forgotten histories of Hastings and St Leonards.
1pm-5pm The Alley (Rock Alley), Claremont, Hastings.
more information / latest updates here


05.09.18  Artist’s research and development talk with guided demonstrations, 6-8pm
Trigger postcards and free downloads of ‘Apparitions’ and maybe some wine.
Printed Matter Bookshop, 185 Queens Road, Hastings TN34 1RG
more information here on facebook


June 2018 :
The Hastings Observer newspaper has shown interest and I am very pleased they have mentioned my artwork Apparitions. Using ‘Augmented Reality’ on their smartphones, the audience are taken back in time with models and soundscapes encapsulating the life span of missing heritage gems in the local area ; St Leonards Pier and Clocktower Memorial.

This photo in the newspaper was taken by me and what you are looking at is actually the augmented 3D ‘Virtual’ model of the Clocktower appearing on Lord Brett (as he is holding the postcard trigger image ) seen through the screen of the tablet using ‘Apparitions’ app, in its beta phase…

May 2018 :
Storyboards for the 3 experiences are being made, for sounds and animations. Appointed a 3D designer from local firm Cooper8 Ltd in Hastings, initial style and complexity of the two models  discussed.

Attended the The Museums + Heritage Show on 17 May 2018 at Olympia in London – looking for new AR in arts technology and advice

Lord Brett  invited me to show the technology and research at one of his luncheons in The Azur in St Leonards on May 16th, demonstrated Apparitions app on iPhone and iPad to a group of guests and had feedback.

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April 2018 :
SkyArts50 informed me the Artwork & project was into second round for the Post Brexit British funding applications, eventually I was not shortlisted into the final 50 funded projects. Attended Future Tourism VR event in Sunbury Upon Thames, was informal networking and series of talks by VR / AR specialists.
Submitted paid advertising designs to Coastal Currents for this years brochure, hopefully new artists work features in marketing as much as existing repeat ones.

March 2018 :
The Arts Council of England awarded the project a small grants for the arts fund which is the green light to begin work, some self funded, support in kind from Judge Sampsons, Hastings museum and Alex May a 3D designer.