Review: Van Gogh York – The Immersive Experience

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At the end of August, I was very kindly invited along to review Van Gogh The Immersive Experience in York. York St Mary’s Church has been transformed into a stunning projected gallery of Van Gogh’s most famous work. York is the location of the UK premiere where you can step into his beautiful paintings, showcased in an impressive way. I just had to wear my Black Milk Clothing starry night leggings for this unique occasion!

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The Immersive Experience takes you on a journey into the world of Vincent Van Gogh, including his life and work which comes to life via the projections. As you enter the exhibition, to your right hand side you will see Van Gogh’s Bedroom In Arles recreated into a room. I think this is a great take on the popular artwork, which I remember looking at during my art class as a child.

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The main space of the exhibition has a brilliant use of space, with deck chairs placed around the room. You can sit in a comfortable deck chair and soak in the relaxing atmosphere, surrounded by the paintings as they move around you. There is music and a variety of quotes which play with the moving artwork.

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Surrounded by projections, they change from scenic nature paintings, to portraits, flowers, fields, and the famous starry night. I genuinely could have spent a good few more hours here, as the artwork and music was so incredible and soothing. This is a truly unique experience which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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There is also an interactive section in the second part of the exhibition, with a fun space which children will love. They can draw and colour in their own version of Van Gogh’s famous work. You can then scan your sketches or colouring and they will then be projected onto the wall.

The final part is a virtual reality experience, although we didn’t take part in this bit. It isn’t included in the main ticket and you will need to pay a little extra if you do want to try out the virtual reality experience. Reviews online say it is well worth the extra cost.

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Van Gogh The Immersive Experience in York, opened in July and will be on until January 2020 at York St Mary’s Church. You can find out more information about the Van Gogh York exhibition and buy tickets on their official website, vangoghexpo.co.uk. I also loved the added touch of the Van Gogh brolly walk on the way down to the venue through Coppergate.

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