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Van Gogh announced as inaugural experience at multi-sensory digital art gallery THE LUME Melbourne

Get ready to delight your senses!

Why tiptoe through silent galleries to view masterpieces from afar when you can be immersed in the world of the artist instead? That is the question posed by the incredible multi-sensory digital art gallery THE LUME Melbourne, opening in 2021 with its inaugural experience, Van Gogh.

You’ve surely seen Van Gogh’s art before, from The Starry Night to his Self Portraits to Sunflowers and The Night Cafe, his works are some of the most instantly recognisable and celebrated in history. 

But we are certain you’ve never experienced Van Gogh’s works like this.

Transforming Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), Australia’s first permanent digital art gallery THE LUME Melbourne – in all its 3,000 square metre, 11 metre high glory – will transport you inside the the worlds of history’s most beloved artists.

Ready to delight each of your senses, for their first exhibition The LUME Melbourne brings to life Van Gogh’s incredible works as epic-scale masterpieces woven together with stunning musical soundscapes, evocative aromas, and perfectly curated food and beverage offerings.

We told you this wasn’t any ordinary art exhibition. 

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Projecting huge scale versions of Van Gogh’s works onto walls, columns, and floors, not a single brushstroke of his vibrant masterpieces will be missed as you become part of his collection, viewing each piece from new and unique perspectives.

And here, there is no need for quiet. From the moment you enter, a powerful and vibrant symphony of light, colour, sound, and aroma takes you out of your world and immerses you in the Dutch master’s – from the Netherlands to Paris, Arles, Saint Rémy and Auvers-sur-Oise, there is no limit on where this journey can take you.

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Nestled in the heart of Melbourne along the bustling South Wharf precinct, MCEC will become the permanent home for The LUME Melbourne, opening in autumn 2021.

Tickets to The LUME Melbourne’s inaugural experience, the multi-sensory Vincent Van Gogh exhibition, will go on sale in early 2021. Join the waitlist to be among the first to get tickets now.