We’re guessing you’ve seen snippets of Van Gogh Alive on your Insta feed. An immersive exhibition where Gogh’s seminal swirls, stars, sunflowers, snowflakes, and moonshine drift and dance across walls, just as you imagine the painter would have seen them in his own day.
The super-hyped exhibition has been shown in 50 different cities around the world to some six million people (that’s a lot of Insta feeds). And this year, it finally hit Australia, with Sydney the first lucky replacement host. Now, it's going on tour, and will be heading for Queensland later this year, more specifically in Brisbane, and trust us when we say it's totally worth the drive.
Van Gogh Alive is so much more than what you’ve seen on Instagram too. The multi-sensory exhibition features some 3,000 images beamed across walls, floors, ceilings, and more. The projections move in time to music and specifically designed scents fill each space—it's an experience of timeless artwork akin to diving into Van Gogh’s paint perhaps (Moonlight In Paris-style, if you like).
You'll experience the colours, brush strokes and emotion of Van Gogh's oeuvre at scale—and be drawn into fragments of colour within some of his most seminal work, like The Starry Night, Almond Blossoms and The Red Vineyard—as they are spread across multiple towering screens.
In other art news, have you been to the Gold Coast's stunning new art gallery yet?
Image credit: Grande Exhibitions