Van Gogh Alive’ is the large scale, multi-sensory experience that has inspired over 6 million people across 50 cities around the world including Rome, Milan, Berlin, Shanghai, Hong Kong and more. The digital spectacular opened today (Friday 18 September) for a strictly limited COVID aware season at the Royal Hall Of Industries. The Royal Hall Of Industries is registered as a Covid safe venue.
The brainchild of Melbourne based Bruce Patterson, ‘Van Gogh Alive’ uses Grande Exhibitions’ state of the art Sensory 4 system that combines multi-channel motion graphics beamed through up to 40 high definition projectors with cinema-quality surround sound. it is set to an evocative classical score, a thrilling display of over 3,000 enormous crystal clear images is beamed across walls, columns and floors. At such a scale, the vibrant brushstrokes and vivid details of Van Gogh’s work are truly breathtaking.
My highlight of the exhibition was the sight of ‘mountains’ of letters flying down the screens. It was a brilliant way of describing the vast number of letters that were exchanged between Vincent and his brother Theo.
An immersive experience from beginning to end, ‘Van Gogh Alive’ takes place at the Royal Hall Of Industries 1 Driver Avenue, Moore Park. The show runs for about 45 minutes with sessions every hour. Ticket prices from $30.
Standard opening hours:
Monday and Tuesday 11am – 6pm
Thursday 11am – 8pm.
Sunday 10am- 7pm
Featured image : Emma Triggs, founder and CEO of the M Agency and the promoter of Van Gogh Alive. All pics by Ben Apfelbaum