Art & Design

Get Excited, The Multi-Sensory Van Gogh Exhibition Is Returning To NSW

By Sammy Preston
12th Apr 2021

The exhibition, Van Gogh Alive.

Van Gogh Alive made a huge splash when it debuted in Sydney last year. 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. In 2020, it was one of the first major COVID-safe events to show in Sydney after lockdown. Now, the show is set to tour Australia—hitting Brissie, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, and Newcastle too.

So, if you missed the Sydney show, you'll have the op to road trip up the coast and catch The Starry Night in all its swirly, moving glory in beautiful Newcastle. 

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 (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.

Dates and tickets for Van Gogh Alive in Newcastle are yet to be released, so stay tuned. For now, make sure you grab tickets to Monet & Friends, which is currently showing in Sydney. 

The Details

What: Van Gogh Alive Newcastle
When: TBC
Where: Newcastle, TBC

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Image credit: Grande Exhibitions

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