This is not your standard art exhibition. At Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, the post-impressionist artist’s iconic paintings have been unleashed from the four walls of their frame: projected in a 360-degree digital show, brought to life using virtual reality and re-created in larger than life installations. You will feel like you have wandered through the canvas and into Van Gogh’s swirling masterpieces. The experience has already been extended thanks to the wealth of rave reviews it earned, but all good things come to an end – and so this mesmerising experience will be closing the doors on October 2. So if you were planning to pay a visit to this wondrous painted world, you’d better make it soon!
This immersive exhibition has won hearts across the globe, delighting the crowds at cities such as London, New York, Miami, Brussels and Beijing. Not only that but some have also welcomed stars such as Samuel L. Jackson and Gerard Butler through their doors, introducing them to a universe where giant sunflowers sprout from the walls and orb-like stars glimmer and pulse beneath your feet.
Found at Bristol’s excellent music and culture hub Propyard, you can follow in the footsteps of these A-listers and experience your own magical journey through Van Gogh’s incredible works of art. Don’t just take our word for it, many impressed attendees have already strolled out the doors with a smile on their faces, showering it with praise and brilliant reviews such as:
💬 Jane I – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “My expectations were well exceeded. Creatively produced and executed.”
💬 David A – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Exceeded my expectations. The VR feature is a must – so clever.”
💬 Margarita B – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Truly the most mesmerising and gorgeous exhibitions that I’ve ever been to”
💬 Kyleigh P – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Fantastic and an excellent way to introduce my 6-year-old to Art; he hasn’t stopped talking about it.”
You can discover what all the buzz is about yourself and grab your tickets now. Inside, you’ll discover all manner of wonders, including a 360-degree projection room where you can take a seat and watch as crows soar above horses ploughing golden-yellow wheat fields and almond blossoms float down in gentle cascades; with the mesmerising projections dancing across your clothes so you feel as if you are right in the midst of the paintings.
For a true plunge into Van Gogh’s creations be sure to visit the VR experience. The headset allows you to put yourself in his shoes as you explore eight of his beautiful pieces, discovering the inspiration behind each of them and soaking up his impasto brushstrokes and vibrant colours along the way. This is also a great opportunity to introduce kids to the wondrous works of the influential Dutch painter, with informative panels to teach them about his story, style and process, as well as a fun colouring activity where they can flex their own artistic skills.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a breathtaking way to take in art and an absolute must for any curious culture vultures. Luckily, Bristolians and visitors have a couple of days left to visit, with the final tickets available now. Make sure you get one quick as they’re disappearing faster than you can say Vincent Van Gogh!