Step Into Art: Van Gogh Alive Is Touring Australia After Success in Sydney and Auckland

From the owners and operators of Rome’s Museo Leonardo Da Vinci, Grande Exhibitions is taking Van Gogh Alive on an official Australia Tour.

After thriving in Sydney and Auckland, the exhibition is on its way to Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and Newcastle as well as the Illuminate Adelaide festival.

This exhibition takes you into the mind of Vincent Van Gogh, so you’d better be prepared for a bit of madness, beautiful tragedy and a touch of twisted darkness with a side of romance. 

As one of the most prolific painters of the post-impressionist era, Van Gogh is remembered for performing bizarre acts such as cutting his ear off in a fit of rage and eating yellow paint to ‘raise his spirits’, but more influentially, his painfully beautiful paintings that speak to stories of a mental health struggle and a man coming to terms with his desires and emotions. 

Van Gogh Alive allows visitors to walk through his paintings as though they were scenery, putting his art into a new perspective that will undoubtedly resonate with people in a way they never have before.

Synchronised to a powerful and emotion-provoking classical score that changes the mood in alignment with Van Gogh’s work, more than 3,000 Van Gogh images projected to an enormous scale creates an environment that fills walls, columns, ceilings and even the floor with his colours and strokes — creating an atmosphere of immense passion. 

The works on display originate from 1880 – 1890 and are augmented with photographs and video to help demonstrate the scenes that inspired him, allowing visitors to feel as though they’re looking straight through the eyes of the artist himself. 

Art is almost always open for interpretation, but seeing Van Gogh’s work in this way really encourages us to involve ourselves in his thoughts and interpret what he was thinking and feeling during his time in Arles, Saint Rémy and Auvers-sur-Oise, where he created many masterpieces and experienced many significant moments of love, illness, creativity and death.

For art lovers, critics and experts, this exhibition gives a beautiful opportunity to examine his brushstrokes on an unmatched scale, really being thrust into the intricacies of his work and way of working.  

This concept was thought up by Melbourne-based company Grande Exhibitions, which has hosted incredible out-of-the-box immersive exhibitions and gallery experiences, across 150 cities for the past 15 years. 

This exhibition will challenge your beliefs, awaken your senses and capture your emotions. Just like any impactful art that we are lucky enough to witness in this world, you’ll be thinking about it for weeks after. 

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