The Van Gogh Alive exhibition opens today, and is one of the city’s first purpose-built COVID-aware arts and entertainment initiatives.

Van Gogh Alive is the large-scale, multi-sensory experience that has inspired over 6 million people across 50 cities around the world including Rome, Milan, Berlin, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Moscow.

The digital spectacular will run for a strictly limited COVID-aware season at The Royal Hall of Industries. The Royal Hall of Industries is registered as a COVID-safe venue.

The exhibition is presented by Emma Triggs, founder and CEO of the M Agency, together with Bruce Peterson, owner and founder of Grande Exhibitions.

“Van Gogh Alive presents Van Gogh and his work in an entirely different, contemporary light. It is one of the most immersive and sharable experiences I’ve ever seen. The fact that it is absolutely no-touch makes it ideal in today’s COVID-aware climate,” says Emma Triggs.

“We hope everyone enjoys this amazing multi-sensory exhibition. It’s a great opportunity to experience art in a completely new way and to reconnect with creative culture in a safe space.”

Van Gogh Alive uses Grande Exhibitions’ state-of-the-art SENSORY4 system that combines multi-channel motion graphics beamed through up to 40 high-definition projectors with cinema-quality surround sound.

Set to an evocative classical score, a thrilling display of over 3,000 enormous crystal-clear images is beamed across walls, columns and floors. At such a scale, the vibrant brushstrokes and vivid details of Van Gogh’s work are truly breathtaking.

Sydneysiders will undoubtedly appreciate the exhibition bringing back to cultural life the iconic Royal Hall of Industries. The 1913 building is aesthetically and spatially ideal for presenting the digital journey into the life and work of Van Gogh, and the sensory engagement of the space and technology will only enhance the works of the revolutionary post-Impressionist artist.

For further info and tickets, visit the website.