QUICK REVIEW: 5 OUT OF 5 SUNFLOWERS 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻
LONGER REVIEW: Tucked away into a renovated spaces lies the Van Gogh Exhibition: The Immersive Experience based in Shoreditch. A short walk away from the overground station, prepare yourself to be transported into Van Gogh’s mind and gain an understanding into his greatest pieces of art. My mates and I had travelled down to London for a few days to bring in the new year, with an avid interest in the arts we knew this had to be one of the places we’d vist. Word of advice, book quickly because tickets go like THAT *snap*!
And it’s no wonder when you enter this magnificant space. You’re greeted by the friendliest faces and given the time to take as long as long as you need. Throughout the experience you’ll not only be educated about the artists life but also his inspirations, his journey with mental and physical health, you gain the opportunity to see art in a transformative way. Each room challenges the standard form of museums, you’re invited to become apart of the art and see it flow through one another, becoming aware of how he created and curated his art so carefully.
You also get to become intune with your inner artist as you head downstairs to the colouring space, where you can colour in some of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings. But it doesn’t end there! You can also get it scanned onto their virtual wall, an ode to Vincet’s quote;
“If you hear a voice within you say, you cannot paint’, then by all means, paint, and that voice will be silenced.”Vincent Van Gogh
A reminder to create because you want to, because it makes you feel happy and free. Let your work be a part of something special and be celebrated, no matter what it looks like, there’s space for us all.
The exhibition finishes with the immersive light and animations that dance across the walls in a large high ceeling room, as the lights transform into stars and you’re transported into Vincet’s frame, as though you’re being painted by him. Choose a comfy bench, sun chair or the floor whatever you like and look up and around you as his work comes to life. I have no idea how much time passed during the show, but I didn’t want to, my mind was so at peace and calmed during the show I left feeling rejuvinated and left with a strong reminder of Vincents life, which wasn’t easy. In his years he created so much art that he had no idea would move millions around the world. So it becomes even more important to remember him and celebrate what he made.
My mate and I left through the gift shop (buying a few posters for rooms), waved goodbye to the team at the exhibition and headed on back to the hotel. Forever to remember that magical few hours.
Want to visit for yourself? Head over to the Fever website to book your tickets https://feverup.com/m/96397 and if you’re a student or NHS worker make sure to check out their fabulous discounts!