“Lunaris” by Joanne Mott. Bailey Street Skate Park, Clunes. Commissioned by Hepburn Shire Council, 2018.

“Lunaris” considers the site’s relationship with the moon.  To experience the artwork, audiences are invited to explore both the sculptural installation, and augmented reality imagery of the moon using a smart phone or other device.  Drawing on cues from the local environment, such as its geological uniqueness and social history, Lunaris combines art forms, both old and new, from the sculpting of earthworks, which dates back to Neolithic times, to Augmented Reality (AR), a new media technology.  By accessing the Augmented Reality application, viewers can explore the moon with their smart device, translating the circular paved arena into a moonscape alive with lunar layers.

Please note we are having some issues with the app.

The artist is working to update the app. Once it is again available please follow the steps below to load and operate the Augmented Reality app:


Augmented Reality engagement relies on your device “reading” the unique tiling pattern on the arena. It must be clear of objects (including people!)

  1. Start by standing centrally on the grass mound.
  2. Point your device at the centre of the paved arena.
  3. Hold still to engage Lunaris AR. It may help to raise and tilt device to gain a more aerial view of the arena.
  4. Keep your device locked into the arena by always pointing your camera toward the pavement.
  5. Walk around the arena while viewing the Lunaris AR.

Extra tips:

  • Shadows, glare, rain, objects and light conditions impede engagement and effectiveness of AR tracking.
  • Do not face into the sun.
  • Re-engage by taking in a larger pavement area with your camera.