AT first glance, the newest pieces hanging at the Bendigo Art Gallery appear to be bright, vibrant images.
Yet, hold an iPad up to them and an app uncovers their secrets.
Ballarat artist Josh Muir's What's On Your Mind exhibition was created with the help of augmented reality specialists.
Their software allows people to unlock the "hidden layer" of meaning behind each of the pieces, Art Processors designer Becky Sui Chen Freemason said.
"So you could come in without knowing about the AR (augmented reality) and think the pieces are fun and a bit psychedelic," she said.
"When you use the AR and hear his monologue you realise the kind of trajectory he has come in on and that this is really an outlet for him."
The exhibition took months of close collaboration between Mr Muir, digital animator Isobel Knowles as well as a team from the gallery and Art Processors.
Each piece is a digital print on aluminium. All are inspired by youth culture, street art and pop-culture.
They are also shaped by Mr Muir's Indigenous heritage and his personal story.
"Mine's a contemporary Aboriginal arts practice. I'm inspired by what's around me," he said.
"I filter that through my mind. How I interpret that is what you see here at the exhibition - things that are colorful, vibrant, very linear and a bit of fun, too."
The exhibition has been shaped by the idea of going back to Country, with all the benefits that brings for people's minds and health, Mr Muir said.
Mr Muir also hopes the works will play a part the evolution of Aboriginal art, and challenge stereotypical opinions about the movement.
'I feel like people could use this as a platform to be inspired and, hopefully, create something themselves - and also to enjoy it for what it's worth," he said.
Mr Muir's is the first Indigenous-themed iteration of the gallery's annual Going Solo commissions, First-Nations curator Shonae Hobson said.
"We wanted to shed light on the artistic practices of our amazing First Nations artists working regionally. A lot of them are doing really great things." she said.
The exhibition begins on Saturday.
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