MONET & FRIENDS – LIFE, LIGHT & COLOUR coming to sydney - March 2021
Updated: May 16
Grande Experiences and Andrew Kay in association with BBC Studios and Alex Fane present
MONET & FRIENDS – LIFE, LIGHT & COLOUR COMES TO LIFE AT
THE ROYAL HALL OF INDUSTRIES, MOORE PARK, SYDNEY
An unforgettable multi-sensory experience celebrating Claude Monet and the world’s most renowned artists of the Impressionists era, Monet & Friends – Life, Light & Colour comes to life at The Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park – from 12 March 2021.
TICKETS ON PRESALE FROM 28 JANUARY AND GENERAL ON SALE FROM 1 FEBRUARY, 2021
Grande Experiences presents Monet & Friends - Life, Light & Colour, a multi-sensory experience to entertain the whole family. The Impressionists’ works have been displayed and enjoyed around the world for almost two-hundred years – but never like this. For a limited time only in Sydney, you have the unique opportunity to truly indulge your senses as you experience the sights and sounds of 19th century Europe through the eyes of Claude Monet and the Impressionist masters.
Monet & Friends – Life, Light & Colour is a large-scale, arts and entertainment experience that delves into the mesmerising world of Impressionism, displaying on an unprecedented scale the glorious detail of masterpieces from the most prominent artists of the Impressionists era. The digital spectacular opens on 12 March, 2021 for a strictly limited season at The Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park. Tickets on pre-sale from midday, Thursday, 28 January, 2021.
“The team at Grande Experiences are absolutely thrilled to world premiere our latest show; Monet & Friends - Life, Light & Colour in Sydney at The Royal Hall of Industries. Produced in the same immersive multisensory format as the hugely successful Van Gogh Alive, this very new and unique experience will captivate and enthral audiences young and old as we enjoy some of the colourful works of art from the French Masters of the 19th century, combined with a wonderful musical score and special aromas permeating throughout the venue,” said Bruce Peterson – founder & owner, Grande Experiences.
Make no mistake – this is no ordinary art exhibition. The Impressionists’ depictions of modernity and movement, light and shadow have been admired and emulated by generations of artists. Now, two centuries later, the Grande Experiences creative team and SENSORY4™ immersive technology bring their work to life through an incredible application of light that even the artists themselves could not have envisaged. Traditions of tiptoeing through silent galleries and viewing paintings from afar in quiet contemplation are forgotten as visitors find themselves interacting with art in ways they never imagined. Breath-taking paintings are projected on an enormous scale, illuminating the bold brushstrokes of Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas and many more. In a rich, dynamic display of light, colour, sound and fragrance, the masterpieces of the Impressionists come to life. Adults and children delight in the super-scale show, viewing artworks from new angles and discovering unique perspectives. Visitors also have the chance to examine The Impressionists’ sources of inspiration via photographs and video displayed alongside their works. Don’t worry about the kids getting bored – they’ll love it as much as you do!
“The experience pays homage to Claude Monet and the Impressionists painters of the mid-19th century right through to the early 20th century, exploring not only the paintings themselves but the history of the Impressionist movement amid the social and political turbulence of the time. Impressionism remains one of the most fascinating and well-loved movements in the history of modern art.” – Bruce Peterson
This large-scale art event provides a COVID-safe environment that exceeds government public health guidelines. Controlled visitor capacities (that allow for more than the recommended 1 person per 4 square meters) and managed visitor flow mean visitors can easily respect social-distancing advice. The experience also meets the highest hygiene standards with hand sanitisers, masks and daily deep cleaning. The Royal Hall of Industries is aesthetically and spatially ideal for presenting the digital journey into the works of the most celebrated artists of the Impressionist era.
Grande Experiences' state-of-the-art SENSORY4™ immersive gallery combines with a tailored exhibition space to allow projection of enormous crystal-clear images. Set to a powerful classical score and showcasing the full breadth of the Impressionist movement, a stunning display of iconic, inspirational images transforms the world around you as you lose yourself in the vibrant colours and intricate details of the Impressionists’ works.
Adults and children alike will forge their own paths and find their own meaning as they wander through the galleries, exploring hidden nooks, viewing artworks from new angles and discovering unique perspectives. 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.
TICKETS ON PRESALE FROM MIDDAY, 28 JANUARY, 2021
GENERAL ON SALE FROM MIDDAY, 1 FEBRUARY, 2021
MONET & FRIENDS – LIFE LIGHT & COLOUR
From 12 March, 2021
The Royal Hall of Industries
1 Driver Avenue Moore Park.
Open daily from 9am to 9pm Sun – Thurs, and 9am – 10pm Fri & Sat.
ABOUT GRANDE EXPERIENCES
Grande Experiences, the creator and producer of Monet & Friends – Life, Light & Colour, 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.
Monet & Friends – Life, Light & Colour and Grande Experiences’ 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. grande-experiences.com.
WHAT IS SENSORY4™?
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 breath-taking immersive display.
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