Andrew Yip

Post Doctoral Research Fellow | Director, Ultra High Resolution Scanning Lab
Casual Academic

I research applications for immersive visualisation and experimental digital technologies to the preservation and interpretation of important cultural heritage sites, collections and museums. I'm interested in how we can use new media platforms to create new, embodied sensory experiences that allow us to understand heritage in innovative ways. I'm also interested in the mechanics of immersive design.

My background is in art history and museums, and I work closely with the GLAM sector on digital conservation, exhibition design and interaction design projects. My 2018 exhibition Henry VR at the AGNSW was the Gallery’s first virtual reality and conservation science exhibition, which used VR technologies to not only communicate complicated scientific data to large audiences, but to enable conservators to analyse and interpret cultural material in new ways. Similarly, my 2017 exhibition Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly Unmasked: Virtual Reality allowed Heide Museum of Modern Art to communicate the social history of the Heide site and the significance of Nolan’s practice to Australian identity and mythology through the experimental installation.

At UNSW my research practice is based at the iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research, one of the world's leading 3D visualisation laboratories and a focal point for UNSW Art & Design's research strengths in immersive visualisation. At iCinema I am the resident 3D artist, overseeing visual and interactive content for immersive applications. I am also director of the Ultra High Resolution Scanning Lab, which is part of the cross-faculty Design Next initiative. 

Conference Presentations
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Thurow S; Del Favero D; Yip A; Crott E, 2021, 'Networked Narrative + XR: A Framework for Distributed Collections', presented at International Conference on Emerging Technologies and the Digital Transformation of Museums & Heritage Sites, Nicosia, Cyprus, 03 June 2021 - 05 June 2021, https://cyprusconferences.org/riseimet2020/
2021
Yip A, 2020, 'Drones and Deep Mapping for Cultural Heritage Visualisation', presented at Drone Cultures: an interdisciplinary symposium, UNSW, Sydney, 08 December 2020 - 10 December 2020, https://www.dronewitnessing.com/
2020
Yip A, 2019, 'Immersive Environments for Exhibition and Collaborative Design', presented at Immersive Architecture Asia 2019, Singapore University of Technology, 17 January 2019 - 19 January 2019, https://www.im-arch.asia/
2019
Yip A; Crott E, 2019, 'Palestine from the Sky in Australian Archives', presented at Palestine from Above, AM Qattan Foundation, Ramallah, Palestine, 04 December 2019 - 07 December 2019
2019
Wellington R; Yip A, 2018, 'Le Cabinet des Médailles de Versailles: vers une restitution numérique', presented at Les médailles de Louis XIV et leur livre II, Château de Versailles, Versailles, 24 May 2018 - 26 May 2018
2018
Thurow S; Yip A; Ong A, 2018, 'iDesign: New Paradigms for Collaborative and Immersive Theatre Design', presented at OzViz2018, UNSW, Sydney, 22 November 2018 - 22 November 2018, https://sites.google.com/site/ozvizworkshop/ozviz-2018
2018
Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
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Yip A; Ong A, 2020, iDesign: Storm boy, Editor(s): Ong A, Unity 3D; iDesign; Advanced Visualisation and Interaction Environment, Published: 01 December 2020, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://icinema.unsw.edu.au/projects/idesign/project-overview/
2020
Yip A; Dang E; Ong A, 2020, Windjammers Immersive, Unity 3D application, projected on bespoke media system, Published: 20 December 2020, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.andrewyip.org/?p=2341
2020
Yip A; Zhang J, 2019, Apollo 11 VR (virtual reality installation), Powerhouse Museum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Virtual Reality (Unity 3D engine), Published: 29 June 2019, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://maas.museum/event/apollo-11/
2019
Yip AS, 2017, Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly Unmasked: Virtual Reality (VR exhibition installation), Heide Museum of Modern Art, Virtual Reality, Published: 23 January 2017, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.heide.com.au/exhibitions/sidney-nolan-centenary-focus-display
2017
Yip AS, 2017, Hayden Fowler, 'Together Again', 2017, 'Performance Contemporary' exhibition, curated by Emma Price, as part of Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, 2017, mixed reality, Published: 08 September 2017, Duration: 16:00:00, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://sydneycontemporary.com.au/program-2017/hayden-fowler-4/
2017
Yip AS; Djokic T; Oliver C; Van Kranendonk M, 2016, 3D Mapping Pilbara Sites of Early Life for Immersive, Virtual Learning and Teaching, iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research, UNSW, Editor(s): Yip A; Djokic T, 3D Modelling and virtual reality application, Published: 01 June 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
2016
Journal articles
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Yip A, 2020, 'Hypermapping Conflict: War, Art and Immersive Aesthetics', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, vol. 20, pp. 40 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14434318.2020.1764228
2020
Yip A; Crott E, 2020, '"Along the Wings of a Tornado": the aerial aesthetics of Frank Hurley in Palestine', Jerusalem Quarterly, pp. 10 - 22
2020
Yip A, 2018, 'Metascape, Memory and Spacetime: the Museum in VR', Artlink: Australian contemporary art quarterly, vol. 38, pp. 20 - 27
2018
Yip AS, 2017, 'Metadata and the Rhizome of Museum Practice', Artlink: Australian contemporary art quarterly, vol. 37, pp. 34 - 39, https://www.artlink.com.au/articles/4576/metadata-and-the-rhizome-of-museum-practice/
2017
Yip AS, 2017, 'Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything, MCA Australia | Time, Light, Japan: Japanese Art 1990s to Now, Art Gallery of NSW', Artlink: Australian contemporary art quarterly, vol. 37, pp. 72 - 76
2017
Yip A, 2017, 'The National 2017: New Australian Art', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, vol. 17, pp. 256 - 260, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14434318.2017.1450065
2017
Dredge P; Howard D; Morgan K; Yip A, 2017, 'Unmasking Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly: X-ray Fluorescence Conservation Imaging, Art Historical Interpretation and Virtual Reality Visualisation', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, vol. 17, pp. 147 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14434318.2017.1450061
2017
Yip A, 2017, 'The Ekphrasis Engine: Towards a New Industry Architecture for Digital Art Historical Practice in the Age of the Virtual', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, vol. 17, pp. 135 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14434318.2017.1450072
2017
Yip A, 2016, 'Double War: Shaun Gladwell: Visual Culture and the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq , by Kit Messham-Muir', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, vol. 16, pp. 114 - 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14434318.2016.1173597
2016
Yip AS, 2016, 'Virtual Reality and the Museology of Consciousness', Artlink: Australian contemporary art quarterly, vol. 36, pp. 42 - 47, https://www.artlink.com.au/articles/4559/virtual-reality-and-the-museology-of-consciousness/
2016
Yip AS, 2015, 'Khaled Sabsabi: Peacefender', Artlink: Australian contemporary art quarterly, vol. 35, pp. 58 - 61
2015
Dredge P; Ives S; Howard DL; Spiers KM; Yip A; Kenderdine S, 2015, 'Mapping Henry: Synchrotron-sourced X-ray fluorescence mapping and ultra-high-definition scanning of an early Tudor portrait of Henry VIII', Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, vol. 121, pp. 789 - 800, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00339-015-9455-y
2015
Yip A, 2014, 'First Person Shooter: Baden Pailthorpe, video games and the biopower of war', Art and Australia, vol. 51
2014
Stephen A; Maynard M; Best S; Yip A; Jordan C; Clark J, 2013, 'Reviews', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, vol. 13, pp. 168 - 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14434318.2013.11432648
2013
Yip AS, 2013, 'Gender War: Shaun Gladwell and Ben Quilty in Afghanistan', Artlink: Australian contemporary art quarterly, vol. 33, https://www.artlink.com.au/articles/4008/gender-war-shaun-gladwell-and-ben-quilty-in-afgha/
2013
Creative Works (non-textual)
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Yip A, 2019, Chariot Race Concept Model (exhibited in Dora Ohlfsen and the Facade Commission, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2019), Dora Ohlfsen and the Facade Commission, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 October 2019 - 07 March 2020, medium: 3D printed stereolithographic resin, at: https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/dora-ohlfsen/
2019
Book Chapters
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Yip A; Dredge P; Gerard-Austin A; Ives S, 2019, 'Henry VR: designing affect-oriented virtual reality exhibitions for art museums', in Lewi H; Smith WC; Vom Lehn D; Cooke S (ed.), The Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites, Routledge International Handbooks, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 345 - 352, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429506765
2019
Yip A; Kenderdine S, 2018, 'The Proliferation of Aura: Facsimiles, Authenticity and Digital Objects', in Drotner K; Dziekan V; Parry R; Schrøder KC (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Media and Communication, Routledge, London, pp. 274 - 289, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315560168
2018
Kenderdine S; Yip A, 2018, 'The proliferation of aura: Facsimiles, authenticity and digital objects', in The Routledge Handbook of Museums, Media and Communication, pp. 274 - 289, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315560168-23
2018
De Lorenzo C, 2016, 'Bernard Smith, cultural convergence and art history', in Anderson J; Marshall C; Yip A (ed.), The Legacies of Bernard Smith: Essays on Australian Art, History and Cultural Politics, edn. 1st, Power Publications in association with Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, pp. 325 - 335
2016
Yip A, 2014, 'James Rosenquist: Silver Skies 1962', in Pop to Popism
2014
Yip A, 2014, 'Tom Wesselmann: Still Life #29 1963', in Pop to Popism
2014
Yip A, 2014, 'Robert Indiana: The Demuth American Dream no 5 1963', in Pop to Popism
2014
Yip A, 2014, 'Brett Whiteley: The American Dream 1968-69', in Pop to Popism
2014
Yip A, 2014, 'Richard Prince: Untitled (cowboy) 1980-89', in Pop to Popism
2014
Yip A, 2011, ''Some Settled Sunlight: The Foxers in the Orient'', in Art, Love & Life Ethel Carrick and E Phillips Fox
2011
Conference Papers
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Yip AS, 2018, 'The Ekphrasis Engine: towards a new industry architecture for digital cultural heritage research', in The Ekphrasis Engine: towards a new industry architecture for digital cultural heritage research, Ways of Seeing: critical, digital, spatial, University of South Australia, presented at Ways of Seeing: critical, digital, spatial, University of South Australia, 16 February 2018 - 16 February 2018, https://aad.unisa.edu.au/contentassets/143757bc3c334a0098b65cabb4866505/ways_of_seeing_cfa.pdf
2018
Yip A; Best N, 2018, 'Henry VR: the Gamification of Art and History', Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, presented at Unite 2018, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 22 October 2018 - 22 October 2018
2018
Yip AS; Ives S, 2015, 'Who painted Henry? The hidden life of a Tudor portrait', in Who painted Henry? The hidden life of a Tudor portrait, Museums Australia National Conference 2015, Town Hall, Sydney, presented at Museums Australia National Conference 2015, Town Hall, Sydney, 01 October 2015 - 01 October 2015
2015
Yip AS; Ives S, 2015, 'Mapping Henry: experimental conservation imaging and art historical attribution', in Mapping Henry: experimental conservation imaging and art historical attribution, Recasting the Question: Digital Approaches in Art History and Museums,, University of Sydney/Australian National University, presented at Recasting the Question: Digital Approaches in Art History and Museums,, University of Sydney/Australian National University, 04 November 2015 - 05 November 2015, http://sydney.edu.au/arts/art_history/about/events/?id=4101
2015
Curatorial Outputs
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Yip A, 2018, Henry VR, exhibited at: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 May 2018 - 09 September 2018, https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/henry-vr/
2018
Yip AS; Kenderdine S, 2016, 'Pure Land: inside the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang' 2012/16, Sarah Kenderdine and Jeffrey Shaw, augmented reality installation as part of 'Tang: treasures from the Silk Road capital', Art Gallery of New South Wales, exhibited at: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 April 2016 - 10 July 2016, 'Pure Land: inside the Mogao Grottoes at Dunhuang' 2012/16, Sarah Kenderdine and Jeffrey Shaw, augmented reality installation as part of 'Tang: treasures from the Silk Road capital', Art Gallery of Ne, https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/tang/
2016
Yip AS; Jaspers A; Heathfield A, 2016, 'Hahn Rowe: Ghost Telephone', for 20th Biennale of Sydney: The future is already here - it's just not evenly distributed, Art Gallery of NSW, exhibited at: Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, 15 March 2016 - 15 April 2016, 'Hahn Rowe: Ghost Telephone', for 20th Biennale of Sydney: The future is already here - it's just not evenly distributed, Art Gallery of NSW, https://www.biennaleofsydney.com.au/
2016
Yip AS, 2015, 'Mad through the darkness: Australian artists and the Great War', exhibited at: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 April 2015 - 27 October 2015, 'Mad through the darkness: Australian artists and the Great War', https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/mad-through-the-darkness/
2015

2018 Museums and Galleries Australia National Award, for Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly Unmasked: Virtual Reality, 2017, exhibited at Heide Museum of Modern Art.

2017 Art Association of Australia and New Zealand Book Prize, for The Legacies of Bernard Smith: essays on Australian art, history and cultural politics (co edited with Jaynie Anderson and Christopher R. Marshall), Sydney: Power Publications, 2016.

2006 Australian Government Endeavour Award.

2006 Visiting Researcher, Bosphorus University, Istanbul. 

 

2019 $66,000 Investigator, Australian Synchrotron Beamline, ANTSO, AS191/XFM/1440, Recovering a lost masterpiece by the Italian mannerist painted Agnolo Bronzino

2019 $40,000 Chief Investigator, South Australian Maritime Museum, Windjammers Immersive

2018 $10,000 Chief Investigator, UNSW Art & Design Faculty Research Grant 

2016 $15,000 Chief Investigator, Art Gallery Society of New South Wales Publication Grant

2016 $15,000 Chief Investigator, Power Publications Publication Grant 

2016 $6,000 Investigator, Australian Institute for Art History Publication Support Grant

2015 $200,000 Chief Investigator, UNSW Strategic Education Investment Fund Major Grant

2005 $50,000 Australian Government Endeavour Award