VAN GOGH ALIVE to return to Sydney in December 2022
Now housed in the spectacular Grand Pavilion, for a greater immersive experience.
Van Gogh Alive, the world’s most visited multi-sensory experience comes to life once again at The Grand Pavilion, The Entertainment Quarter, Sydney from Thursday 8 December, 2022
Tickets on sale from Thursday, 4 August, 2022.
Van Gogh Alive will return to Sydney in December 2022. One of the most successful and loved events of the last two years, Van Gogh Alive enraptured Sydney with its immersive journey through Van Gogh’s life and revered artworks. The 2022 season of Van Gogh Alive is delivered on a grander scale, offering new rooms and experiences that will take visitors on a multi-sensory experience through Van Gogh’s world like never before.
Created and produced by Grande Experiences, presented by Lexus and co-produced by Andrew Kay AM in association with BBC and Fane, Van Gogh Alive is a large-scale, multi-sensory experience that has been visited by over 8.5 million people across 80+ 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 and café space. This extraordinary structure brings to life the magic and wonder of Van Gogh and will make its temporary home at The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park from Thursday, 8 December 2022. Tickets on sale from Thursday, 4 August, 2022.
Says Andrew Kay: “We can’t wait to unveil the extraordinarily beautiful Grand Pavilion which we have designed specifically to showcase Van Gogh Alive. The Grand Pavilion is not only home to the Sensory 4TM 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 Taittinger champagne and the amazing infinity Sunflower Room, where you can stand in a never-ending field of sunflowers. The spectacular Starry Night Room allows visitors to walk on air through Van Gogh’s famous painting ‘Starry Night’”.
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.”
Bruce Peterson, Founder and CEO of Grande Experiences
Adults and children delight in the super-scale show, viewing artworks from new angles and discovering unique perspectives. Visitors also have the chance to examine Van Gogh’s sources of inspiration with photographs and video displayed alongside his works.
Van Vogh’s works have been displayed and enjoyed around the world for over a century – but never like this.
Grande Experiences’ state-of-the-art SENSORY4™ immersive gallery combines with a tailored exhibition space to allow projection of enormous crystal-clear images. Set to an evocative classical score, a thrilling display of over 3,000 inspirational images transforms the world around you. You will truly lose yourself in the vibrant colours and vivid details of Van Gogh’s work.
DATES: 7 days a week from Thursday 8 December, 2022. Open until February 2023
VENUE: The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, Sydney
BOOKING: vangoghalive.com.au – tickets on general onsale from Thursday, 4 August