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Van Gogh Alive to Tour New Zealand with Limited Seasons in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland in 2021
Van Gogh Alive finally comes to New Zealand with its large-scale, indoor experience in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland in 2021.
Grande Experiences, AKA Australia and Live Nation, alongside official media partner Sky NZ, present Van Gogh Alive, a multi-sensory experience to entertain the whole family. Van Gogh’s works have been displayed and enjoyed around the world for over a century – but never like this. For a limited time only, audiences will have the unique opportunity to fully experience Van Gogh’s artistry, and truly immerse themselves in his world. Van Gogh Alive opens in Wellington at TSB Arena on January 11th for a strictly limited season before opening in Christchurch at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand on February 18th, then Auckland at Spark Arena on Saturday 10th April.
Make no mistake – this is no ordinary art exhibition. Created by Grande Experiences, Van Gogh Alive sets aside traditions of tiptoeing through silent galleries and viewing paintings from afar in quiet contemplation as visitors find themselves interacting with art in ways they never imagined. From start to finish, visitors are surrounded by a vibrant symphony of light, colour, sound and fragrance that has been called an ‘unforgettable’ multi-sensory experience. Van Gogh's masterpieces come to life, giving the sensation of walking right into his paintings, a feeling that is simultaneously enchanting, entertaining and educational. Adults and children delight in the super-scale show, viewing artworks from new angles and discovering unique perspectives, all contact-free and naturally socially distanced. But for many, the greatest pleasure lies in simply standing still, indulging the senses as waves of sights and sounds, intense and beautiful, wash over them. Don’t worry about the kids getting bored – they’ll love it as much as you do!
Live Nation New Zealand Managing Director, Mark Kneebone says: “Over 6 million people around the world have experienced this incredible immersive experience, including sold out seasons across Australia. We can’t wait to share the magic of Van Gogh with Kiwis in 2021”
Vodafone customers can be among the first to secure tickets to the opening 10 days of Van Gogh Alive in each location, during the Vodafone presale starting 12pm Thursday 19 November. Go to vodafone.co.nz/events. Live Nation and Ticketmaster Presale Tickets will go on sale at 11am on Monday 23rd November with general tickets going on sale on Wednesday 25th November at 11am from Ticketmaster.
VAN GOGH ALIVE
TSB Arena, Wellington from January 11th 2021
Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Christchurch from February 19th 2021
Spark Arena, Auckland from April 10th 2021
Tickets on Wednesday 25th November at 11am
Vodafone customers can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning 12pm Thursday 19th November at vodafone.co.nz/music with Live Nation and Ticketmaster Presale tickets on sale 11am on Monday 23rd November.
For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.livenation.co.nz
ABOUT GRANDE EXPERIENCES
Grande Experiences, the creator and producer of Van Gogh Alive, is a world leader in the creation, design, production, promotion and installation of large-scale exhibitions and immersive experiences with broad cultural appeal along with engaging, entertaining and educational content. From concept to completion, Grande Experiences creates visually and technically stunning masterpieces and presents them around the world. Its experiences have been displayed 190+ times in over 145+ cities, in 32 languages, across six continents enthralling audiences of over 17 million people. Grande Experiences is based in Melbourne, Australia with satellite offices in the UK, Italy and the USA. Grande Experiences also owns and operates Museo Leonardo da Vinci, a prestigious permanent museum in central Rome, Italy and plans to open several permanent immersive galleries in the USA, Europe and Australia in 2021.
Van Gogh Alive and Grande’s other multi-sensory experiences are presented through the organisation’s SENSORY4TM system that combines multi-channel motion graphics beamed through up to 40 high-definition projectors with cinema-quality surround sound.
Van Gogh Alive is not an art exhibition in the traditional sense. It is an immersive multimedia art experience combining high definition projections of Van Gogh’s paintings with digital surround sound. Imagery and animations are projected at a scale that offers visitors the ability to see the details of the artist’s work like never before. More than 3,000 images transform each surface. However, there is no physical work by Vincent Van Gogh on display.
We encourage you to move around freely to view the experience from different perspectives, always mindful of other visitors in the venue.
Developed by Grande Experiences, SENSORY4™ is a unique system that combines multi-channel motion graphics, cinema quality surround sound and up to forty high-definition projectors to provide one of the most exciting multi-screen environments in the world. The resulting experience is dynamic, informative and visually spectacular. Incredibly detailed images flow through the mass of projectors and merge with digital surround sound to saturate the space in a breathtaking immersive display.
Van Gogh Alive the experience is open seven days a week. Session times vary according to time and date. Please check the schedule on the day you wish to attend.
You should plan to arrive about 15 minutes prior to the time printed on your ticket. Please arrive within the entry times displayed on your ticket.
Individual visit times will vary, but most visitors can anticipate spending 60 – 90 minutes. The main feature of the experience lasts approximately 45 minutes.
Yes, the experience has been designed to appeal to all ages. There is no minimum age to visit the experience.
Yes, you are more than welcome to take photos and videos inside the experience. Please be considerate of other visitors when taking photos. When posting images and comments on social media, please use the hashtag #vangoghalive so more people can see the experience through your eyes. Please be advised that flash photography is not permitted inside the SENSORY4™ gallery.
Yes and we strongly recommend you book tickets online in advance of your visit. To ensure a comfortable and safe visit for all visitors, access to the experience is by timed entry.
Yes, there is a box office on site. However, advanced booking is recommended as you will have a better chance of securing your preferred time slot.
Tickets are purchased for a specific time slot and will not be valid for entry on another day or time. We cannot guarantee access to the experience outside the hours indicated on your ticket.
The health of visitors to Van Gogh Alive us our number one priority. The producers are dedicated to complying with the New Zealand Events Sector Voluntary Code.
Van Gogh Alive will include numerous new initiatives designed in response to COVID-19. These include:
For all tickets purchased, contact information will be kept for a period of 28 days from check-in. Additionally, all guests will be required to check in with a QR code upon arrival.
HYGIENE AND CLEANING:
Hand sanitising stations are present and good hand hygiene practices are encouraged for all visitors. Frequent cleaning is undertaken, and deep cleaning will be scheduled in the event of any COVID-positive instances. There are no touch points inside the experience.
Van Gogh Alive allows for plenty of space to practice social distancing. As the event is ticketed, the organisers are able to control the number of people who can visit at any time. There will be floor markings and signage to help visitors maintain safe distances.
Should any session/s by impacted by COVID-19, tickets may be fully refunded or exchanged.
To assist with contact tracing scan the QR codes conveniently located throughout the venue
Wash and dry or sanitise your hands
Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and sanitise regularly
Cough or sneeze into your elbow
Cough or sneeze into your elbow or cover your mouth and nose with tissues. Dispose of any tissues in the bin and wash hands thoroughly
Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Feel free to wear your own mask and gloves. Don’t be alarmed if you see staff wearing PPE – it is not mandatory
Stay Home if you are Sick
If you feel unwell you should not enter the venue – this will help keep yourself and others safe
Keep a 1-metre distance from others
Continuing to keep a distance from people you do not know is good practice.
Thank you for your understanding and support in helping to keep everyone safe.
A collector ticket is a souvenir, 3D-style ticket which not only gets you in to see Van Gogh Alive, it also serves as a treasured keepsake to be kept well after the show is over. Collector tickets are only made available for selected events and can be purchased through the normal processes – just be sure to select a “Collector Ticket” specifically when choosing your ticket type. Collector tickets can only be delivered to fans via mail and cannot be sent as Print-at-Home or Mobile Tickets, or be collected from outlets or the venue. Collector Tickets are not available to those without a valid New Zealand address. You must provide a New Zealand postal address to receive Collector Tickets.
Our dedicated group bookings team can provide you with personal and professional service, making your group booking simple. To purchase more than 10 tickets to Van Gogh Alive 2021, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sunflowers Bundle can be purchased as an add on during the process of buying a ticket for your desired session. It includes the following:
One (1) Van Gogh Alive Programme
A set of 4 Van Gogh Alive postcards (Wellington only)
One (1) drink voucher to redeem for a tea/coffee, beer, wine, or soft drink (Christchurch and Auckland only)
VIP Van Gogh Alive laminate
* Venue dependent **Alcohol only available after 4pm in Christchurch
Please note: Entry into Van Gogh Alive is not included
The Starry Night VIP Experience is a chance to enjoy a hospitality package whilst viewing the exhibition. Available on select dates only. It includes the following:
Entry into Van Gogh Alive
Glass of French Champagne on arrival
Canapes & Beverages (beer/wine/soft drink) circulating during main presentation (60min hospitality)
One (1) Van Gogh Alive Programme
VIP Van Gogh Alive laminate