The immersive art installation ‘Van Gogh Alive‘ is coming to Salford Quays this October.
Having welcomed over eight million visitors in 70 cities around the world including its most recent sell-out runs in London and Birmingham, the exhibition opens its doors from 22nd October 2021 to 23rd January 2022.
Tickets are on sale today from 9am priced from £22.00 for adults and £15.00 for children, with concessions and school group discounts available.
Van Gogh Alive, which The Sunday Times has called “glorious, stunning, but also very moving”, allows you to experience the artist like never before.
The MediaCity Place team said: “State-of-the-art SENSORY4™ immersive gallery technology immaculately displays Van Gogh’s work in a kaleidoscope of colour.
“Set to an evocative classical score that is delivered via a high-fidelity 3D sound system, this combination of sound, visuals and aromas of Provence will give visitors the sensation of walking right into his paintings as if they are living and breathing.”
Van Gogh Alive is supporting The Christie charity and using the experience as a platform to help raise vital funds to continue its incredible work leading the way for cancer care, research, and education. Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to make a donation to The Christie charity when either purchasing tickets or while at the exhibition.
Van Gogh Alive will also feature an interpretive area where you can learn more about Van Gogh’s life and works as well as interactive art stations where you can create your own art with the help of expert video tutorials.
Visitors can create their own souvenirs within a life-sized walk-in representation of Van Gogh’s ‘Bedroom in Arles’ painting and the iconic ‘Sunflower selfie room’ – a 360° mirrored room complete with hundreds of sunflowers that has delighted Instagram feeds the world over. Create your own modern masterpiece in these spectacular rooms and share your images using #VanGoghAliveMediaCity.
Controlled visitor capacities and managed visitor flow mean visitors can easily respect any Covid-19 guidelines and enjoy the experience safely.
Van Gogh’s works have been exhibited and admired for over a century – but never like this.
We hope you’re as excited by this announcement as we are, and we look forward to seeing you at the exhibition later this year.