The hologram technology from BOP Industries

Revolutionary hologram technology will be used in a workshop at Westmead Hospital next Tuesday (August 15) as part of the Westmead Redevelopment’s arts and culture strategy development process.

Staff, community members and patients are invited to attend a free workshop at Westmead Hospital next week to see a state-of-the-art device turn video and photos into holograms.

The hologram technology and workshop is the brainchild of BOP Industries, a Brisbane-based company run by a group of young entrepreneurs specialising in holographic projects.

The group have run Film Your Own Hologram workshops at the World Science Festival and regularly run workshops to get school children excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The hologram device, shaped like an upside-down pyramid, sits above a mobile tablet. The device interacts with custom-made software, which adapts video or photos into the hologram, and displays it on the pyramid.


The workshops aim to get people to use the technology to harness ideas and stories, in relation to what they think is important for arts and culture initiatives at Westmead.

These ideas will influence the development of the Westmead Redevelopment arts and culture strategy, which is being developed in 2017.

“We need an arts and culture approach that reflects our people,” said Westmead Redevelopment redesign and transformation director Carla Edwards.

“Our goal is to create a building where everyone feels welcome and safe and is a wonderful place to receive and provide care.

“By engaging with patients, families, staff, students and visitors in different ways, we’re hoping to build a strategy that will deliver on that.”

The strategy will guide decisions around the commissioning and purchase of artworks for the new central acute services building, which is set to open in 2020.

Several artwork opportunities have been identified in both indoor and outdoor spaces, including immediately outside the new building, inside waiting areas and patient lounges, and patient treatment and consultation areas.

The strategy will also guide decisions around arts and cultural programs that could be run in the new building and throughout the Westmead precinct.

The workshops are free.

If you miss the workshops, and would like to contribute to the Westmead Redevelopment Arts and Culture Strategy, click here to send through your feedback.