Posted by: Debra Kolkka | July 24, 2022

Van Gogh in Perth

While we were in Perth we went to see the Van Gogh Alive exhibition. It is the most visited multi-sensory experience in the world. The visitor gets to accompany Van Gogh on a journey through the Netherlands, Arles, Saint Remy and Aubers-sun-Oise, where he created many of his timeless masterpieces.

The exhibition allows you to be surrounded by his paintings and to step inside them. A classical music score adds to the experience.

The marquee is in the Elizabeth Quay area of Perth.


After the obligatory walk through the retail section (which is very good) and a cafe you enter the space and immediately become surrounded by ever changing images through Van Gogh’s life and work.


On the way out you walk through a field of sunflowers and sit for a while.

Van Gogh Alive is in Perth until August 7th. It will then move to other locations in Australia.


  1. I believe it is a wonderful exhibition Deb. Unfortunately we will miss it so thanks for the blog.

    • It is excellent. I’m pleased we got to see it.

  2. Looks like a wonderful exhibition. Glad you were able to enjoy it.

    • It was wonderful. If it comes to Brisbane I might see it again.

  3. It sounds amazing!

  4. Saw this in Canberra earlier in the year. It was a stunning experience. It gave me a better understanding of his life and how his mental health issues affected him.

    • Yes, I learned quite a lot about him.

    • Deb it has already been exhibited in Brisbane and we thoroughly loved it. Thought it was beautifully done. Not too sure but I think Brisbane was the first exhibition.

      • I missed here in Brisbane, lucky I got to see it in Perth.

  5. Oh how fabulous- I hope that comes to Brisbane

    • It has already been to Brisbane.

  6. It looks like a wonderful exhibition! I never did end up going because it came to Sydney in 2020 and I didn’t feel like visiting during COVID but it looks like I really missed out.

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