Van Gogh Alive has been in Sydney before, and so popular, it has been the most visited event in history, even more than sporting grand finals, with over 2 million visitors each year. It captures crowds with an immersive experience through the artist’s life art.
This time, it’s in a purpose built Grand Pavilion in the Entertainment Quarter. As you enter the expansive arena, you’ll find yourself at the ticket counter and before entering the hall of sound and colour, you first benefit from reading up on the important information about the life and works of Vincent Van Gogh.
Then enter into the sensory gallery, first with a room full of hanging lights and theming of “starry starry nights”. A great space to take in light and colour and a few Insta worthy photos.
Then beyond this is a huge multi sensory space, the SENSORY4™ Gallery. This immersive experience has art projected on large screens and the floor to transport you on a journey through Van Gogh’s greatest works. It is matched with classical music. We loved watching the art change on the screens infront of us and also see people enjoying the experience, even the kids basking in the images projected onto the floor.
Another great room to check out is the immersive sunflower room; a mirrored room with hundreds of sunflowers!
There’s also a life sized representation of ‘Van Gogh’s Bedroom’ – one of his famous pieces of work. You can take a photo of yourself in this space.
As well as this, you can grab a drink in Grand Pavilion Café. Have a drink in the space that is a recreation of Van Gogh’s Café Terrace at Night.