VAN GOGH ALIVE AUSTRALIAN TOUR OPENS IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL
After highly successful visits to Adelaide and Brisbane, Van Gogh Alive, the world’s most visited multi-sensory experience comes to life in the National Triangle, at Parkes Place Lawns from Saturday 5th March 2022.
Created and produced by Grande Experiences, Van Gogh Alive is on the third leg of its multi-city Australian Tour. This large-scale, multi-sensory experience has now been visited by over 8 million people across 75+ cities around the world. This digital spectacular gives visitors the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in Van Gogh’s artistry and truly venture into his world.
Van Gogh Alive is housed in The Grand Pavilion, a giant, 70m X 25m bespoke marquee. In fact, The Grand Pavilion is the largest touring showroom in the southern hemisphere and features a themed bar & café space. In partnership with the National Capital Authority, it will make its temporary home on Parkes Place Lawns, in the National Triangle, and open its Canberra season during the Enlighten Festival in 2022.
Make no mistake – this is no ordinary art exhibition.
Traditions of tiptoeing through silent galleries and viewing paintings from afar are forgotten during the Van Gogh Alive experience. Supported by a vibrant symphony of light, colour, sound, and fragrance, Van Gogh’s masterpieces come to life, giving visitors the sensation of walking right into his paintings.
“Art galleries and museums can be quite intimidating places, but it’s 2022, so it’s no longer about standing in front of a painting and staring at it quietly from afar. Using technology cleverly means that it’s now possible to experience art in a more inclusive way that offers a much deeper, more immersive, multi-sensory experience that draws you into the art.” Says Bruce Peterson, Founder and Owner of Grande Experiences
Says Andrew Kay: “The Grand Pavilion is not only home to the Sensory4™ Gallery which houses Van Gogh Alive but it features four additional immersive spaces including the Instagrammable Van Gogh’s bedroom, Van Gogh’s Café Terrace at night where you can sit and enjoy a glass of Tattinger champagne, the amazing infinity Sun Flower Room where you can stand in a never-ending field of sunflowers, and, in a world-first, the spectacular Starry Night Room which allows visitors to walk on air through Van Gogh’s famous painting “Starry Night’. Trust us, Canberra hasn’t seen anything like “Van Gogh Alive at The Grand Pavilion”; this is undoubtedly the world’s most popular multi-sensory and mind-blowing art experience and we are thrilled that it is now in the nationals capital on the third leg of its two-year multi-city tour.”
Photographer: Morgan Sette