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UOB has launched a virtual art gallery in the metaverse, becoming the first bank in Asia to reach art enthusiasts through the decentralised virtual reality platform.

Named SkyArtverse by UOB, the futuristic gallery is built on a land parcel in Decentraland, one of the most active metaverse, is an immersive art theme park featuring the 37 winning artworks from the 2022 UOB Painting of the Year competition.

By showcasing 2022’s winning artworks in the metaverse, UOB hopes to present a differentiated virtual experience in art appreciation, broaden our engagement with audiences and provide new opportunities for UOB Painting of the Year artists to share their works globally.
The SkyArtverse by UOB includes:

Lower deck
  • Vitalità Garden – featuring Vitalità, a bronze sculpture commissioned by UOB and produced by Italian sculptor, Ms Anna Chiara Spellini. The visceral lines of the sculpture are meant to signify 'qi', life's vital energy, showcasing the vigour of being ready to move upward and forward – especially pertinent in these transformative times.
  • Digital Rain Feature – connecting Upper and Lower Deck
Upper deck
  • Four Country Art Pavilionsshowcasing the winning artworks from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand
  • Amphitheatre – showcasing films such as UOB Painting of the Year Artist’s stories and The Story of Vitalità
  • Immersive Space – featuring the four Country Winners of 2022 UOB Painting of the Year
Please follow the steps below for a guide on how to sign up and enter the sprawling virtual ecosystem.

FAQs to Navigate Decentraland

Navigating in Decentraland through your avatar

  1. Direct your view using the mouse
  2. Press V to switch between 1st and 3rd person views
  3. Move through the space using W-A-S-D keys or the arrows
  4. Click the spacebar to jump
  5. You can begin speaking to other users via the easy-to-use chat function available in the space or simply by pressing T and speaking through your microphone.