The exhibit invites visitors to step into more than 300 of Van Gogh’s sketches, drawings, and paintings by using floor-to-ceiling digital projections, made possible by state-of-the-art video mapping technology.
As well as a 20,000 square foot light and sound spectacular featuring two-story projections of the artist’s most compelling works, the exhibition also includes a virtual reality experience in a separate gallery.
The multi-sensory experience guides the viewer through a ten-minute journey on “a day in the life of the artist”, providing a chance to discover the inspiration behind some of Gogh’s most beloved works including Vincent’s Bedroom at Arles, and Starry Night Over The Rhone River.
A drawing studio and additional galleries that explore the life, works and techniques of Van Gogh provice a new and intimate understanding of the post-impressionist genius and his work.
When? The exhibition will run in Bristol from April 19.
Opening hours will be Mondays and Wednesdays 9am-6pm, Thursdays and Fridays 9am-9pm, Saturdays 9am - 8pm and Sundays 9am - 5pm.
Where? Organisers haven’t announced a venue yet, but say they will release this information in the coming weeks.
Their website reads: “The exact location for the experience will be announced closer to the opening, but will be a unique and inspirational venue in the heart of the city, with at least 20,000 square-feet of space to enjoy, and 30 foot ceilings.”
How much are tickets? Tickets start from £21.90 for adults and £14.00 for children, with a 30% discount for seniors, students and NHS workers.
Choose from ‘standard’ or ‘VIP’ access which includes skip-the-line, entry to the VR experience and a Starry Night poster. Tickets are on sale now, click here.
The art event, which was created by entertainment producer Exhibition Hub in collaboration with entertainment discovery platform Fever, first premiered in a cathedral in Naples in 2017.
Since then, Exhibition Hub has presented the experience in Brussels, Beijing, Tel Aviv, Austria, Belgium and multiple cities across the US.