Holst Sculpture unveiled in physical and virtual reality

If COVID-19 is keeping you from SE1, then let us bring a bit of SE1 into your front room or back yard…

On Tuesday 8 September we unveiled Molly Okell’s “Holst Sculpture” – the inaugural work to be displayed on our new ‘fifth plinth’ at Westminster Bridge Road.

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But that’s not the only way you can view the sculpture – thanks to the magic of photogrammetry and 3D modelling, we’re able to showcase Okell’s prototype in cyber-reality too.

To view the 3D model in your web browser, simply view the window below – you can zoom in and rotate the sculpture to your heart’s content.

But if you really want to get a sense of how a 6-foot-tall artwork might look in your own garden or study, you can download the Sketchfab app and activate the augmented reality mode for an immersive experience that allows you to walk around and zoom into the sculpture as if it were there in reality.

It’s all part of our long-standing commitment to widening access to the arts and education.

To view the sculpture in your own environment with the help of the camera on your smartphone:

  1. Download Sketchfab
    Download on the Apple App Store
    Get it on Google Play
  2. Search for ‘Holst sculpture on the fifth plinth
  3. Click on the AR icon
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen then explore by walking around your very own version of ‘Holst Sculpture’

We offer a range of sculpture courses, if you are feeling creative or like starting a new project.