Last updated 16:56, May 27 2018 Oscar Keys, as a 16-year-old, in front of one of his photographs. (File photo) A Timaru student using virtual reality to bring information to life in Wellington gained the confidence to follow design after getting his own exhibition at a local art gallery.

Massey University College of Creative Arts student Oscar Keys, who worked with two other students to create an installation that highlighted the impact virtual reality could have on learning, was only 16 when the Aigantighe Art Gallery hosted his photography in 2014. “That was the beginning of pursuing my interest,” Keys said.

Massey University College of Creative Arts student Oscar Keys, left, is from Timaru and helped create a virtual reality installation in Wellington. He is pictured with Anna Brown, James Weeks, and Mitch Kirk.

“Timaru’s always been gracious and kind to me. “I would love to see more support for new and upcoming artists.”

Keys’ latest project used information and statistics from two companies – one having invented merino shoes and the other a humane and toxin-free pest trapping system – to design a virtual reality experience for attendees of the Creative Realities Conference in Wellington on May 24. “The feedback we got was really cool. Read more from stuff.co.nz…

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