Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island (SEC@GI) is giving hobbyists and makers who missed the recently held Craft & Quilt Fair another chance to experience the event – virtually. They can browse through the Fair as if they were there with other craft enthusiasts, and see features of the show including 400 amazing quilts on display.
For the first time SEC@GI has taken event experiences to a new level with 360° virtual reality photography capturing the Craft & Quilt Fair highlights. The technique has been tapped by other venues to showcase their spaces but this is believed to be the first time it has been used to transport the viewer to an actual exhibition experience complete with exhibitors, visitors and show floor activities.
360° photography uses specialised equipment to capture the entire surrounding of a location instead of just one angle – there’s no frame, instead the viewer is immersed in a seamless sphere and able to explore the scene from every angle.