Let us paint you a picture. In a matter of weeks the iconic art of Van Gogh will be brought to life within the walls of Bristol’s Propyard, a former factory that has been transformed into a dynamic event space. As soon as you step inside the venue you will be transported inside a world of impasto brushstrokes and vibrant colour; where giant sunflowers bloom from the walls and a 360-degree projection wraps you in rich visuals of butter-yellow wheat fields.
Propyard can be found in the heart of St. Philips, providing a brilliant blank canvas which will soon become an immersive, multisensory tribute to Van Gogh. Once home to a torpedo testing factory, the giant hangars have found new life as a creative space and provide the perfect atmosphere to lose yourself in the post-impressionist artist’s fascinating works of art. Not only that, if you get peckish soaking up all the art Propyard has you covered with wood-fired pizzas and an array of tasty seasonal dishes made using locally-sourced ingredients.
Inside the reimagined warehouse you will find a captivating light and sound show, where Van Gogh’s mesmerising masterpieces will be projected floor-to-ceiling. Sit back on a chair and bask in the beauty of his works. You’ll watch painted crows flying through swirling skies, find yourself holding out your hand to catch the cascade of falling almond blossoms and lock eyes with the steely gaze of his self-portrait.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Exhibition welcomes all ages, taking guests on a captivating journey that includes stunning digital displays, vivid sound effects and informative panels. Not to mention an unmissable virtual reality experience that plunges you into a world of moonlit rivers and mist-cloaked woods. All you have to do is slip on a headset and Van Gogh’s painted universe will materialise around you, inviting you to follow in the his footsteps as you embark on a ten-minute visual journey through ‘a day in the life of the artist’.
The multi-sensory experience will also give children the chance to channel their inner Van Gogh. They can just grab a crayon, unleash their imagination on paper and see their colourful creations be converted into a digital rendering – appearing on a screen in gilded frames for everyone to admire. Those looking to immerse themselves in the stunning creations of Van Gogh better grab tickets sharpish, because tickets are selling fast and this spellbinding exhibit should not be missed.