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posted 23/11/2022

VAN GOGH ALIVE to return to Sydney in December 2022

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.

Photo credit: Miles Noel Photography / Grande Experiences

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.

Image credit L-R: Perth (photo: Miles Noel Photography), Mexico, Shanghai. All photo credits: Grande Experiences

Van Gogh’s works have been displayed and enjoyed around the world for over a century – but never like this. Grande Experiences’ state-of-the-art SENSORY4TM 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.

Van Gogh Alive at The Grand Pavilion is presented by Lexus. At the core of the Lexus brand resides a dedication to evoking all senses in harmony – perfectly aligned with the multi-sensory experiences provided by Van Gogh Alive – where visitors are surrounded by a vibrant symphony of light, colour, sound and fragrance from start to finish.

Van Gogh Alive is proud to have Lexus as Presenting Partner and Champagne Taittinger as the Official Champagne Partner.

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 on-sale from Thursday, 4 August

Grande Experiences, the creator and producer of Van Gogh Alive, is a world leader in the creation, design, production, promotion and installation of large-scale exhibitions and immersive experiences with broad cultural appeal along with engaging, entertaining and educational content. From concept to completion, Grande Experiences creates visually and technically stunning masterpieces and presents them around the world. Its experiences have been displayed 230+ times in over 175+ cities, in 32 languages, across six continents, enthralling audiences of over 20+ million people. Grande Experiences is based in Melbourne, Australia with satellite offices in the UK, Italy and the USA. Grande Experiences also owns and operates Australia’s first permanent digital art gallery THE LUME Melbourne; in addition to THE LUME Indianapolis and newly launched THE LUME Los Angeles; as well as the Museo Leonardo da Vinci, a historical museum in the heart of Rome.

Van Gogh Alive and Grande’s other multi-sensory experiences are presented through the organisation’s SENSORY4TM system that combines multi-channel motion graphics beamed through up to 40 high-definition projectors with cinema-quality surround sound. grande-experiences.com

Developed by Grande Experiences, SENSORY4TM is a unique system that combines multi-channel motion graphics, cinema quality surround sound and up to forty high-definition projectors to provide one of the most exciting multi-screen environments in the world. The resulting experience is dynamic, informative and visually spectacular. Incredibly detailed images flow through the mass of projectors and merge with digital surround sound to saturate the space in a breathtaking immersive display.

What: Van Gogh Alive

When: 8 Dec 2022 to 12 Feb 2023

Where: The Grand Pavilion, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

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