The Show Windows has developed, in partnership with Smartify and Revenant, five new AR experiences available on the Smartify app.
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The Show Windows is co-produced in partnership with Coventry City of Culture Trust, Coventry Business Improvement District and the Royal Institute of British Architects. Funded by Arts Council England.
The Show Windows
Following a year where we have mainly been gazing out of our windows, we are now inviting you to look in.
Once upon a window…
As part of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021, artists, designers, architects and makers are transforming Coventry city centre, turning shop windows into portals to fantasy worlds and mindscapes.
These site-specific artworks, framed behind the window glazing, by local and international artists will act as picture book pages and mirrors in which to see new narratives and reflections of ourselves and the city.
As we re-join public spaces after a year being at home, The Show Windows aims to inspire hope, adventure and imagination, inviting us to rediscover multi-faceted Coventry, ever-evolving and home to diverse and creative communities and businesses, and its people.
You can scan the artwork with the Smartify app and step into The Show Windows portal to find out more.
We are excited to be working with other partners to realise our Coventry City Centre, national and international shop window takeover, including SqW:Lab and Tarq in Mumbai, Quiet Down There and Crafts Council.
Image: The Show Windows illustration by Adam Nathaniel Furman.