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Huge Multi-Sensory Exhibition 'Van Gogh Alive' Is Coming to Brisbane This Spring

The immersive exhibition allows you to step into artworks such as 'The Starry Night' and 'Sunflowers'.
By Concrete Playground
July 23, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
July 23, 2021
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One of the world's most-visited multi-sensory experiences will come alive in Brisbane this year. After successful runs in Sydney, Auckland and Adelaide, immersive exhibition Van Gogh Alive is bringing The Starry Night to the Sunshine State — alongside a heap of Vincent van Gogh's other artworks — as part of its Australian tour.

The project is the brainchild of Melbourne-based Grande Exhibitions, which, for the past 15 years, has hosted immersive exhibitions and gallery experiences in over 150 cities across the world. The company also owns and operates Rome's Museo Leonardo da Vinci.

A family-friendly experience, Van Gogh Alive creates the sensation of walking right into the Dutch artist's paintings — and you definitely won't feel like you're just standing in an ordinary gallery. Attendees encounter van Gogh's world-famous works in fine detail thanks to Grande Exhibitions' state-of-the-art technology, which uses 40 high-definition projectors. A classical musical score accompanies the vibrant colours, too, as presented in cinema-quality surround sound.

And, as part of the experience, two of van Gogh's most popular works have been transformed into vivid new guises. So, when you see The Starry Night, you'll actually be walking through it. Love Sunflowers (the painting, as well as the plant)? An immersive Sunflower infinity room is also included.

The Brisbane season of Van Gogh Alive will pop up at Northshore Hamilton from Friday, October 29 — with tickets on sale from Friday, July 30, or from Wednesday, July 28 via pre-sales.

Van Gogh Alive will run from Friday, October 29 at Northshore Hamilton. Tickets will go on sale from Friday, July 30, with pre-sales from Wednesday, July 28 — for further details, or to join the waitlist, head to the event's website.

Images: Morgan Sette. Updated July 26.

Published on July 23, 2021 by Concrete Playground

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