If you’ve ever wanted to see a painting come alive (not à la Harry Potter, but close), then your psychedelic dreams are about to come true. Australia’s getting its first-ever immersive art gallery and it’s landing in Melbourne next autumn at an (as of yet) undisclosed location.
The $15M Grande Exhibitions project is here to change the way you interact with art; gone are the days of crowded, stuffy art galleries where you have to squint at the Mona Lisa from a billion miles away.
The first exhibition at The Lume is going to feature our favourite one-eared artist, Van Gogh. The exhibition will be a “vibrant symphony of light, colour and sound, combined and amplified to create what visitors are calling ‘an unforgettable multi-sensory experience’.” Adults and children alike are encouraged to wander throughout the space, exploring nooks and crannies while “engaging with the experience in a manner that transcends traditional installations.”
Sounds literally and figuratively lit, if you ask us.
There are similar installations all around the world, including the famed L’Atelier des Lumières exhibitions, but this is the first time a digital art gallery like this is coming to Australia. And while details surrounding the Melbourne gallery are scant at the moment, you can stay up to date by hitting up the Lume website.
What: The Lume, Australia’s First
Where: Undisclosed location in Melbourne
When: Autumn 2020
For more info, click here.
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Image credit: supplied/THE LUME