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Hidden Creature Gallery Privacy Policy

Ever wondered what your favourite tree in the park was thinking? What does your toaster think about your choice of cheese spread?

Part laboratory, part performance, and all imagination, Hidden Creature Gallery is an exciting interactive work for school-aged children and their families. Existing between the digital and the real, this work empowers young people to bring to life the places and objects around them and give them voice.


Two little girls are pointing their phones at a disc located at the base of a tree trunk. The disc activates a video of a creature on their phone's screen

Using our team’s extensive experience, Arena Theatre Company creates an immersive and fun space that blends nature and technology. The process of making the creatures encourages the young people to think about their community connections and identity by revealing the experiences they share. The creation of these creatures is a celebration of shared culture and of the individual imagination.

Combining inspiring art and cutting edge technology Hidden Creature Gallery is enjoyable entertaining and educational for everyone.

Hidden Creature Gallery premiered at the Castlemaine State Festival from 22nd-31st March 2019.

Hidden Creature Gallery is a space where you can search for hidden augmented reality creatures, and see them come to life in your smart device. To do this, we created a mobile app that has been developed by Mark Egan at Undersea Creative in partnership with Arena Theatre Company.


To use, follow the steps below:

  1. Download Hidden Creature Gallery from the app store on your device.

  2. Allow camera access and ensure you have mobile or wifi coverage for the app to work.

  3. Search for markers around the designated area, which are clues as to where the creatures are hidden.

  4. When found, with the Hidden Creature Gallery app open on your phone, point your camera about 1m away from the target and wait for the creature to come to life.

Try it out on these examples below…


a multi-coloured circle with the number 1 in the center
A circular digital target featuring the number 2
A circular digital target featuring the number 3

Hidden Creatures Gallery app requires use of the camera on your phone to capture your current surrounds, this vision is combined with the augmented reality layers and played back in real-time. This footage is not saved, sent or shared with anyone.

No data or personal information is collected or saved.

The only targets viewable on the app have been developed by Arena Theatre Company.


If you have any questions about the app, please contact us at


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