Van Gogh at The Lume Melbourne
Last year, Melbourne welcomed one of the newest additions to its arts and culture scene, The Lume Melbourne, Australia’s first permanent digital art gallery. And now an end date has been announced.
Housed in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on South Wharf, The Lume Melbourne is a 3,000 square metre, 11-metre-high digital art gallery. Specially designed and built to showcase immersive, multi-sensory experiences, the space will open with an exhibition designed to present the artworks of Vincent van Gogh as they’ve never been seen before.
Van Gogh’s masterpieces are transformed into a fully immersive sensory encounter using 150 state-of-the-art projectors, as the gallery’s every surface becomes an animated canvas – its floors, walls and guests all illuminated by Van Gogh’s artistic vision.
As guests enter the space, the rich colours and vibrant textures of Van Gogh’s works come to life in a multi-sensory tour of the Netherlands, Paris, Arles, Saint Rémy and Auvers-sur-Oise. Visitors will have the chance to step inside The Bedroom or be surrounded by Van Gogh’s majestic Starry Night, while the vividly recreated Terrace Café 1888 evokes the essence of nineteenth-century France.
It’s a unique chance to examine his creations in stunning detail, surrounded by towering images of artworks four-storeys high. But better get those tickets in – the exhibition is closing on October 9, with a new show being announced in July.