Anyone who wants to see Van Gogh’s works come alive has another chance as Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience isn’t leaving this province just yet! After a very successful run in Vancouver It’s next stop is Victoria, BC and it’s setting up shop in the heart of Oak Bay! Here, art lovers can become completely immersed in more than 300 of the greatest works of post-Impressionist artist. They can see all of his art liberated from its two-dimensional limitations into a three-dimensional experience that exhilarates every sense and brings to life one of the most influential artists the world has known.
From the Press Release:
The sensory extravaganza is produced by Paquin Entertainment Group and will open in Victoria at the Starry Night Pavilion at Bayview Place on October 14. Open for a limited engagement, Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience was created by French-Canadian Creative Director Mathieu St-Arnaud and his team at Montreal’s world-renowned Normal Studio.
While journeying through this exhibit, guests witness more than 300 iconic masterpieces, including such instantly recognizable classics as “The Starry Night,” “Sunflowers,” and “Café Terrace at Night,” as well as many revealing self-portraits.
“An imaginative and fully-immersive adventure, Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience takes on the challenge of breathing new life into Van Gogh’s vast body of work. Through the use of cutting-edge 3D projection technology and music to illuminate all of his genius, guests can experience the artist with all their senses,” says Mathieu St-Arnaud, Normal Studio.
Guests are transported into Van Gogh’s world through an all new, exclusively designed space comprised of three areas that segue fluidly into each other. The Education Room leads into the unique Waterfall Room which flows into the Immersive Experience Room. Freed from their frames, Van Gogh’s spectacular paintings appear on projection-swathed walls inviting guests to fully immerse themselves into the incredible detail of his work and be enveloped in his ever-shifting, swirling and colorful flowers, cafes and stunning landscapes.
And, hearing the artist’s own dreams, thoughts and words set to a symphonic score drives an unmatched narrative experience. “This distinctive and unique multimedia artistic adventure is deeply resonating with audiences. Encompassing a refreshing new twist unlike art lovers have seen before, Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience gives a new appreciation of this tortured artist’s stunning work. Unsurprisingly millions of people all over the world credit Van Gogh with enhancing their relationship with art.
Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience will only strengthen that connection,” says Justin Paquin, co-producer, Paquin Entertainment Group. Cinematic Van Gogh exhibitions have crossed the ocean from European cities to North America in recent years and met with great critical acclaim, with sold-out audiences in every market.
Beyond Van Gogh Showtimes
Dates: Oct 14, 2022 – Jan 23 2023
Runs Tues – Thurs, Sun: 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Fri & Sat: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Prices: $31.99 for adults and $23.99 for children (ages 5-15), plus ticketing fees.
Sales begin Thursday, June 23
355 Catherine Street, Victoria BC