The life and works of Van Gogh have been transformed into a multi-sensory experience in Sydney for two months.

Large-scale projections, an ambient soundscape, dazzling lighting and even piped aromas fill the space, as our CEO Kate Melhopt discovered this week.

The Dutch artist’s Post-Impressionist masterpieces on display include The Starry Night, alongside a musical score and light projections to give the sense you’re walking into his paintings.

As well as surround sound and impressive lighting, fragrance is piped into the building.

Kate Melhopt, an avid Van Gogh fan, said she saw a range of the artist’s letters, as well as evocative depictions of sunflowers and irises.

“There were many visuals I hadn’t seen before, including words that really speak to the time we’re now in,” she said.

“I think now, more than ever, words such as these are important to reflect on.

“They act as a reminder to reach out to those close to us and check they’re OK.”

Many amazing museums and art galleries have reopened in Sydney, which is great news for the community.

Van Gogh Alive will be open until 22nd November 2020 at The Royal Hall of Industries in Moore Park.

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