Highlands & Islands

3D visuals to light up XpoNorth festival in Inverness

3D scan of Maeshowe, Orkney Image copyright Scottish Ten/GSA
Image caption A 3D visualisation of Maeshowe in Orkney

The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) has announced details of its contribution to Inverness' creative industries festival, XpoNorth.

It will include a presentation of 3D visualisations of heritage sites GSA helped to create in a project called The Scottish Ten.

Images of Maeshowe in Orkney, India's Rani-ki-Vav and the Sydney Opera House in Australia will be featured.

GSA will also stage a fashion show, panel discussions and a workshop.

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Image caption A colourful image of the Sydney Opera House will also be presented by GSA during XpoNorth

The school of art does work in the Highlands and Islands from a campus it has in Forres.

XpoNorth will also involve music, film premieres and video gaming events to be held at venues across Inverness on 8 and 9 June.

Maeshowe is a Neolithic chambered cairn, while Rani-ki-Vav is what is known as a stepwell that was built on the banks of the Saraswati River and initially constructed as a memorial to a king in the 11th Century.

The Sydney Opera House is one of the world's most recognisable landmarks.

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Image caption The 3D visualisation of Rani-ki-Vav

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