Forecasts of starry skies ahead, folks, because Van Gogh is coming to Manchester. Not literally, of course. But he may as well be, as an immersive, multi-sensory exhibition of the famed Dutch artist is arriving at MediaCityUK next week.

In what is so much more than an art exhibition, Van Gogh Alive combines state of the art SENSORY4™ immersive gallery technology, a high-fidelity 3D sound system, and over 3000 images of Van Gogh’s artwork to deliver an unforgettable interactive experience.

Van Gogh Alive tells the inspiring yet heart-breaking story of the iconic artist, famous for his colourful paintings ‘Starry Night’ and ‘Sunflowers’, depicting moments across time through moving HD projections. Guests can explore the life of Van Gogh through sight, sound, and even smell, with ‘aromas of Provence’ adding another layer to the event.

But that’s not all. There will also be interactive art stations where visitors can make their own masterpieces, as well as a life size, walk-in replica of Van Gogh’s ‘Bedroom of Arles’ painting. For the Insta-lovers out there: a 360° mirrored room with hundreds of sunflowers at your feet – aptly named the ‘Sunflower selfie room’ will surely tick all the right boxes.

All of this will take place in the 17,500ft purpose-built venue constructed for the event, which can be found on the Piazza – slap-bang in the middle of MediaCityUK. The exhibition will be the first of its kind in the North West, after great success in Birmingham and London. In fact, Van Gogh Alive has already toured 70 cities, with a total audience of over eight million people.

The exhibition comes from Grande Experiences, which specialises in the production of large-scale, engaging, and educational experiences with strong cultural appeal. For this particular event, Grande Experiences has partnered with The Christie Charity, to help raise vital funds for cancer research and treatments.

This epic event will stretch across three magical months, from Friday 22 October 2021 up until Sunday 23 January 2022. Entry costs £22 for adults, £15 for children, and there are also concession discounts available too. Tickets are on sale right now, so you better Gogh get them fast…

Fri 22 Oct - Sun 23 Jan, Piazza,
Media City UK, Salford M50 2EQ
, £22 adults / £15 children
Sophie Cunningham
Published on:
Wed 13 Oct 2021