31st January – 10th May 2020 | All Saints Church | Highcross Street
Tickets have gone on sale for a new immersive experience that is coming to Leicester following successful runs in Brussels, Naples and York. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience will be housed in the ancient and beautiful All Saints Church on Highcross Street. Visitors will step inside the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the world’s most famous artists.
The multimedia experience tells the story of the 19th-century impressionist painter’s life and work. Projections, recreations and interactive elements of the artworks will fill the Grade I listed exhibition space. Over 200 of Van Gogh’s works will be featured, but rather than remaining static, the huge projections of paintings come alive with digital animation and an emotive soundtrack. The visitor will truly see through the eyes ofVincent Van Gogh during the 35 minute long 360 degree experience.
The man behind the project is Mario Iacampo, Creative Director and founder of Exhibition Hub. He has worked with some of the world’s leading animation artists to create this unique experience. “For so many people, art is inaccessible” says Mario. “Paintings hang isolated in galleries where you understand little about the work. This immersive experience changes that completely. Some of the most famous art works in the world are shown on a grand scale, and brought to life with movement that isn’t confined to the edges of a picture frame.”
Visitors of all ages will be delighted by this colourful and engaging insight into Van Gogh’s life and artistic perspective using cutting-edge technology and world-class digital animation. The immersive experience is designed to appeal to a wide range of people including local residents and school groups, tourists to the city and art societies. Lovers of fine art and fans of digital animation will all be impressed by this moving story and its distinctive style of presentation. Best of all, visitors will not need any previous knowledge of the artist or his works to enjoy the experience in full.
The former church of All Saints has been redundant since the 1980s. Recently the building has been brought back into use by a collaboration between Artreach and the Churches Conservation Trust. It is now home to a vibrant range of arts projects and activities.
The exhibition launches on 31/01/20. It will be open 10am-6pm Sunday to Thursday and 10am-7pm on Friday-Saturday. Closed March 4th – 8th for an Artreach project. Last entry is one hour before closing, and visits take approximately one hour.
Admission prices are £13.00 for adults, £11.00 for concessions & students and £9.00 for children. Family tickets are available for £38.00, which covers two adults and two children. For more information, please visit vangoghexpo.co.uk
*Images, above, courtesy of Charlotte Graham