Sydney Has Scored An Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition Originally Destined For Melbourne

Cool Sh*t, Play / 19 August 2020

Get ready for Van Gogh Alive, coming to Sydney in September 2020. 

Earlier this year, Melburnians were told of the exciting new immersive art gallery coming to Melbourne in late 2020. Hosted at The Lume, Van Gogh Alive was set to featuring an epic 2000 square metre gallery space showcasing this iconic artist’s most famous works like you’ve never seen them before. However, due to Stage 4 restrictions across Victoria, the Van Gogh Alive exhibition is now coming to Sydney instead.

Ever wanted to smell a Van Gogh artwork? Not the canvas strokes or paint work, but we mean if you’ve ever wanted to literally smell what it would be like to be inside a Van Gough piece. Art lovers, here’s your chance to see paintings come alive like you’ve never known before! 

Coined as the ‘next generation’ of art, Van Gogh Alive brings a temporary, 3-month exhibition to the heart of Sydney. Weaving powerful imagery through 150 HD projectors and sound equipment, the artworks will be displayed across a tapestry of surfaces. The full experience takes about 90 minutes, carefully curated to its own musical score, layered with diffusers that emit aromas that will ignite your imagination to the fullest. The exhibition also offers the integration of themed food and beverages to broaden the immersive experience.

the lume

Sydneysiders will be treated to an art exhibition based on the famous Starry Night artist, Van Gogh. The installation itself is described to be a vibrant symphony of light, colour and sound, amplified to create an unforgettable multi-sensory experience. Peterson encourages visitors to fully explore the space, including any hidden nooks and secret openings. 

Van Gogh Alive will be opening on September 18th at an undisclosed location in Sydney. To be the first to hear more and secure pre-sale tickets, sign up here.

Melburnians, never fear. Van Gogh Alive will be coming down to Melbourne at some point in 2021, set to be hosted at The Lume (Australia’s first immersive art gallery) with dates still to be finalsied.