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Terminus Virtual Reality Exhibition

Tue 7 September 2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Sat October 30, 2021

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat October 30, 2021

Terminus Virtual Reality Exhibition, Jess Johnson and Simon Ward at the Cairns Art Gallery

Event by Cairns Art Gallery.


TERMINUS is the first ever virtual reality exhibition to be presented in Cairns and takes the form of a mysterious universe of alien architecture populated by humanoid clones and cryptic symbols to be explored via a network of travellators and gateways.


This is a mesmerising experience based on drawings by Johnson, transformed from analogue into digital by Ward, and set to a musical score by composer Andrew Clarke.


When TERMINUS was first presented in Canberra in 2018 it was described as ‘an experience that left visitors with their mouths hanging open’.


This is the first time that a virtual reality exhibition has been presented in far north Queensland and the Gallery is thrilled to be part of its national tour.


TERMINUS includes five Virtual Reality experiences, which are each approximately 5:30 minutes in duration. As each experience is individual you may find there is a short wait before you can begin your quest.


Cost: Free


Bookings recommended via the Cairns Art Gallery website to secure your preferred time.

Members priority bookings.

Bookings for non-members from Monday 6 September.

Bookings currently available for September only – October bookings will open on 20 September.


Commissioned by the National Gallery of Australia, TERMINUS is a ground-breaking virtual reality exhibition by New Zealand based artists Jess Johnson and Simon Ward.


Jess JOHNSON and Simon WARD, Terminus (still) 2017 – 2018 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra commissioned with the assistance of The Balnaves Foundation 2017, purchased 2018
© Jess Johnson and Simon Ward, courtesy of Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney; Ivan Anthony Gallery, Auckland and Jack Hanley Gallery, New York


Tue 7 September 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Cairns Art Gallery
07 4046 4800


Cairns Art Gallery
40 Abbott St
Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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