July 6 - 14


Spacecubed Games and
Experience Emporium

VR Exhibit: Thalu

Installation: On Exactitude
in Science

XR:WA Delegate Welcome
Drinks @ The HIVE

Untethered VR Gaming:
Ready Team One

Screen Industry Field
and Career Days

360′ VR Showcase

Beer & Board Games
@ Studio Startup

Public Events

With XR:WA, we’re aiming to bring as much of the VR, AI, AR, games, alternate realities and associated worlds directly to you with as many exhibition opportunities as we can possibly muster! There’s live free-roaming action gameplay, lovely Augmented Reality artworks, sensational VR works that span time and culture, table top games, panel discussions, keynotes and installations. Whew! There’s ample opportunity to meet our national and international guests and dive head first into these groundbreaking ideas and technologies that are reshaping art, entertainment, science and research, medicine and architecture and education and industry. We’re adding events all the time so join our mailing list to stay up to date.

They’ll be happening across town at Fremantle Maritime Museum, Studio Startup, Sunset Studios, the HIVE and our central conference and exhibition space, the Pan Pacific Hotel. You can purchase single tickets for each or jump straight in with a one-day or three day pass if you register as a delegate. Many events are free and for the entire family, some may appeal to more specialised industry and entertainment tastes, but all represent a unique opportunity to explore the great opportunities and fabulous depth and diversity of XR.

The Conference

XR:WA gives practitioners working in the games, XR and associated areas a unique opportunity to examine the current international state of play and the depth and diversity of the local sector. It provides the local sector to connect and meet one-on-one with players from around Australia and the globe. Our XR:WA conference taking place from July 12-14 at the Pan Pacific Hotel is wall to wall with panels, workshops, 1st class professional development opportunities with sector leaders, installations, masterclasses, keynotes, exhibits and networking functions.

The XR:WA conference is a one-off opportunity to do business and showcase your work on your terms. Embracing all sectors of the industry including architecture and design, research and education, art and entertainment, science and medicine, we’ll be highlighting new directions, new technology and new perspectives. We also urge those working in traditional production sectors to dive in – we’ve got sessions on on writing, directing, shooting and producing and bridges into these new areas. This is your chance to put yourself right into the mix. Delegate registration includes all Pan Pacific activities, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and delegate networking drinks from 5.30-7.30pm nightly.


We’ve designed XR:WA to be as accessible as we can possibly make it. We’re also wanting to design an event that shows off unknowns spaces and infuse all with unexpected activity. As a result, we’ve got events and across Perth and Fremantle – and many places in between!

Across the 6 days of XR:WA we’ll be hosting film screenings at the Luna Cinemas in Leederville, School Holiday VR exhibits at the Fremantle Maritime Museum, after hours talks, drinks and table top games at Studio Startup, discussions at Sunset Studios, a open night at  at Curtin University’s stunning HIVE, and three days of expo and conference at the Pan Pacific Hotel. Many events are free, conveniently located on major public transport routes and disabled and wheelchair accessible except Studio Startup which is unfortunately accessible only by stairs..


New Media Forms Debate

While tradition broadcast forms are coming under increasing fire from all manner of digital forms, the ABC are diving into new forms of storytelling head on. We’re very to welcome Nathan Bazely, Head of Immersive Media (AR, VR & 3D Interactives) at ABC News to discuss how immersive and non-linear forms are being integrated into existing broadcast models and news gathering.

Nathan’s not going to be on his own as we also welcome Luke Gibbs, one of the country’s leading Photogrammetry 3-D capture experts. Luke will be running two professional development workshops in conceptualizing and shooting to Virtual Reality and both Nathan and Luke will be presenting and discussing their excellent work produced for Behind the News – Kokoda.

Prosthetic Reality – AR

Prosthetic Reality invites you to think about what the future of art might look like.

Featuring the work of 45 artists from around the world, Prosthetic Reality captures the first wave artists, animators and sound designers exploring the intersection of technology and art through AR. The exhibition has been described by VICE as “the most ambitious AR art project” to date, and was winner of the 2017 Auggie Award for ‘Best in Show’.

Using the latest Augmented Reality (AR) technology, you download the Eyejack app and wave your phone over the artworks, and watch as they change, move, grow and morph before your eyes. The results range from subtle to striking.

Revelation Perth International Film Festival

Running alongside XR:WA is our very own Revelation Film Festival. Screening around 200 new and classic international films, Rev is a 2-week film binge designed to satisfy every lover of cinema, ideas and art.

This year we’ve got a range of films that we know you’re just going to love including the searing new documentary The Truth About Killer Robots and a sci-fi retrospective program of rare and rarely screened classics that will simply look great on the big screen.

Screening at Luna Leederville and Luna SX, you can’t miss with any of our hand-picked selection including a ton of excellent locally produced work.

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