Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    Spectacular exhibition redefining video games coming to Perth

    26/03/2022 10:00 AM
    • International exhibition from the Barbican Centre, London on display for a limited time
    • Some of the world's leading game developers have curated a series of large-scale, immersive experiences
    • 'Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed' includes six immersive experiences that experiment with sound, light and interactive visuals

    Western Australian audiences are invited to step into the world of video games with an exciting exhibition curated by some of the world's leading game developers.


    'Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed' is curated by the Barbican Centre, London with co-creator and celebrated game designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi, the creator of several award-winning titles including Rez/Rez Infinite, Tetris Effect and Lumines.


    This exhibition brings together interactive works by six of the world's leading video game developers, who have collaborated with top media design studios to create a series of large-scale, immersive experiences.


    Each of the six 'realms' is driven by a unique theme, offering a multi-sensory experience through video game creativity today.


    From playful adventures in virtual worlds to deep meditative reflections on life itself, visitors will be taken on a journey through beautiful landscapes, cosmic worlds and kaleidoscopic creations which transform the video game into a new form of immersive installation.


    Virtual Realms invites everyone, from families, gamers and contemporary art lovers alike, to discover video games as never experienced before.


    'Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed' is on display at the WA Museum Boola Bardip from March 26 until May 22, 2022. Tickets are available at museum.wa.gov.au/boolabardip/virtual-realms


    Comments attributed to Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman:

    "This is an exciting new venture for the WA Museum Boola Bardip, with Virtual Realms offering a unique experience to see how the boundaries of video games can be pushed and experienced together beyond the screen.


    "This is a wonderful opportunity to see the work of some of the world's best video game developers in the State and with an exciting gaming industry.


    "I encourage all Western Australians to go on a journey through this exhibition filled with sonic landscapes and exciting kaleidoscopic worlds - you will be transformed!"


    Comments attributed to Perth MLA John Carey:


    "It's a difficult time for many businesses in our CBD and we need to be encouraging more foot traffic through our city any way we can.


    "Unique exhibitions and events are one way we can encourage more people into the CBD, so it's fantastic to see Boola Bardip attracting international artists to our city."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400