Colours Bring You A Cultural Augmented Reality Experience

Colours are proud to announce a one-of-a-kind partnership with AR creators Typeone, bringing to life a specially curated musical exhibit the likes that East London has never seen before! 

With a rich history spanning over 100 years of live music that has existed on the heritage site that Colours now stands, Synaesthesia shines a spotlight on female and non-binary artists that have graced this space over the past century. Hand picked by Colours and selected for their standout contributions to music culture, the exhibition highlights queens of the UK and US music scene including Florence Welch, Rita Ora, Laura Marling, Lianne La Havas, Brody Dalle, Janelle Monae, and Grimes.

With grassroots live music at the heart of the heritage of this Hoxton Square institution, Synaesthesia pays homage and cements this Shoreditch powerhouse as a right of passage for all up and coming musicians. Andy Maddocks (Managing Director, Mothership Group) says: 

“At Colours, live music runs through our very DNA. Being custodians of a space so rich with musical history is an honour, and looking back through some of the artists to have graced our stage over the years is both breathtaking and a testament to some of the most exciting names in modern music. With more memories and breakthrough names making their mark at Colours every week it’s important for us to celebrate this amazing history, and with the help of director duo Isobel Mascarenhas-Whitman and Alex Tennyson at Typeone, we’ve been able to create a stunning new exhibition that we’re sure will delight and inspire fans and the next generation of artists to pass through our doors” 

Through utilising the power of augmented reality, upon entering guests can scan a QR code with their smart phone or tablet and watch in awe as the images come to life through the device in their very hands! Watch in wonder as augmented animations twinkle and murmur alongside interpretive visualisations of the unique sounds of each artist. Through Typone’s award winning background in live music multi-sensory experience, the resulting exhibition explores the idea of multi-sensory memory whilst celebrating the rich legacy of this East London icon.