One of the most successful current travelling exhibitions is Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, produced by Paquin Entertainment Group has over 4 million tickets sold worldwide. On February 1, 2023, the sensory extravaganza will debut in Surrey at the Agriplex at Cloverdale Fairgrounds. For many of those who couldn’t make it out to the one here in Vancouver not too long ago this will be your next chance to see it!
You can get a fascinating look at some of Van Gogh’s most amazing paintings as well as an inside look at his life by watching Imagine Van Gogh. This exhibition, which spans 25,000 square feet, provides one of the most distinctive perspectives into Van Gogh’s works. They beautifully display over 300 of his pieces that are expertly paired with music that does a wonderful job of highlighting the beauty and feelings of his work. You gain a completely new perspective when you are able to view his work this large and up close. You can see each brushstroke like never before and each one is so purposeful. Seeing Starry Night in such large scale and slightly animated you can really see how he first depicted the idea of turbulence and wind motion.
Imagine that Van Gogh takes about 35 minutes to go through all the paintings twice, but the beginning is one of the best parts of the whole thing. They really take the time to give you a look into Van Gogh’s life before you see his exquisite works. He wrote letters, and there are panel displays with excerpts from those letters, information on how he dealt with his mental illnesses, and much more. It really helps educate those who may not be very knowledgeable about this remarkable man. This letter excerpt, which read as though he knew his passing would make his art famous, was among the saddest but also one of my favourites.
It is so exciting that this incredible exhibition will be making its way to Surrey just in time for Valentine’s season. What could be more romantic than experiencing some of the most beautiful art ever made so intimately together?! OR you can buy them in advance now as a gift for the holidays this year – who wouldn’t want to be gifted an experience like this, this Christmas!
WHEN: February 1 – March 5, 2023
Sunday – Thursday: 10:00am – 8:00pm. Last entry: 7:00pm.
Friday & Saturday: 10:00am – 9:00pm. Last entry: 8:00pm.
Make sure to get your tickets well in advance to avoid missing out on this incredible experience.