Bradford will host Van Gogh Alive this autumn – “the world’s most visited immersive, multi-sensory experience” that exhibits the life and work of the seminal Dutch artist.
Having welcomed over eight million visitors in 70 cities around the world – including sell-out runs in London and Birmingham – the art and culture experience is now destined for Yorkshire; opening from Thursday 13 October 2022 at Regency Hall, Bradford.
Van Gogh Alive takes people on a trip through the periods of Van Gogh’s life that defined him as an artist – showcasing 3,000 images including iconic works like Starry Night, Sunflowers and lesser-known paintings inspired by his love of Japanese woodprints.
Created by Grande Experiences, Van Gogh Alive has been called a “glorious, stunning, but also very moving”, exhibition, featuring state-of-the-art gallery technology set to an evocative classical score delivered via a 3D sound system.
Van Gogh Alive will also feature an interpretive area where visitors can learn more about Van Gogh’s life, as well as interactive art stations where people can create their own art with the help of expert video tutorials.
The exhibition is also home to a life-sized walk-in representation of Van Gogh’s ‘Bedroom in Arles’ painting and a ‘Sunflower selfie room’ – a 360° mirrored space complete with hundreds of sunflowers.
“This is an unforgettable cultural experience for all the family.”
Van Gogh Alive opens its doors from Thursday 13 October 2022 to Sunday 8 January 2022.
The price is £22.50 for adults and £17.50 for concessions and school group discounts available. More info is available online here.
Earlier this year, Bradford was announced as the City of Culture for 2025, the decision means that Bradford will attract millions of pounds of investment, as well as spend a year in the cultural spotlight hosting numerous events.
The city follows in the footsteps of Coventry, Derry/Londonderry and Hull, who have all held the title since the first UK City of Culture was first announced in 2010.
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