Groups of People at Lightwaves 2019

Groups of People at the Lightwaves Festival 2019, Salford Quays

'I draw what I see and paint how I feel' LS Lowry
‘I draw what I see and paint how I feel’ LS Lowry

PopupView hosted work by anthropologist Dr Jessica Symons, artists Jacki Clark and Amber Sanchez and visitors to the Immersive Lab at the Landing in MediacityUK.

Photo montages worked as trigger images to launch 3D digital sketches inspired by internationally famous local artist L.S. Lowry.

This app premiered at the Lightwaves Festival 2019 in Salford Quays. Now available for download everywhere.

See digital artworks pop up in 3D using this augmented reality (AR) app.

For a preview of the app, download and open it, then point your device camera at the pictures below and see the digital 3D drawings appear….


The Popup Digital Gallery is a new product by Visioning Lab which enables cultural venues, city administrators and managers of public spaces to create affordable digital experiences for visitors.

Artworks and other 3D digital objects can be made available  on the Popup Digital Gallery platform for visitors to access through their phones via an app or using tablets provided.

Animate your spaces using the Popup Digital Gallery.           

We make content and run workshops so you can make your own popup digital gallery as well.

For recent activities, go to PopupView.com: the story so far

A key challenge for Augmented and Virtual Reality is people’s awareness of the terms themselves. The terms AR/VR mean little to the general public. Since there are already so many apps, technologies, digital and social media tools, there is little incentive for people to try to work out what AR/VR is and its value in their lives.

PopupView.com addresses this knowledge gap by making AR fun, easy and sticky. It provides access to digital artworks via a phone app with a very simple message:

The digital is all around you, you just need a device to see it

While there are AR apps which show digital art and other objects, there is currently no instantly recognisable brand which offers access to multiple 3D digital assets via an augmented reality app.

PopupView.com seeks to address that gap.


The Popup Digital Gallery is available for hire. If interested, please get in touch with Visioning Lab via hello@visioninglab.com