I have to be honest, an art gallery is not somewhere that I take the kids often. Something about being quiet and not touching anything has me in a mild panic before we even get in the car!
Well, the time’s, they are a changing! The Artvo Immersive Gallery is the first art gallery of its kind in Australia and is located in Melbourne’s District Docklands precinct (formerly Harbor Town). Unlike other art galleries or museums, you can touch and interact with over 100 amazing large scale 3D artworks covering the walls and floors!
Artvo recruited 14 international artists with over 40 years of experience to complete the awe-inspiring paintings with works complete in just 60 days.
Now, I could go on and on about it but really, our photos do all the talking! I will say, that capturing photos on your smart phone is simple – we did take our “big” camera as well and to be honest, we got better photos on the phone. All you need to do is step onto the clearly marked photo point on the ground in front of each painting and follow the easy to read directions. There are TV screens showing you how to get the best results as well as the photo tips on the floor that tell you if you should be using a vertical or horizontal image capture, camera flash on or off and how to position yourself for a mind-bending picture result. There are also staff on hand to help you get the best image and to take family and group shots!
There are 11 themed galleries in 1900sqm, so let’s get to it!
As you can see, Alegria absolutely loved hamming it up for the camera, and Isaac liked it for about an hour and then started to get antsy. On this basis, I’d say that you have a limited time frame for under 5’s whilst school aged kids will have a great time. Everyone loves seeing the results of the image they just took as it looks completely different on screen!
Artvo is open 7 days and is a fun, family-friendly destination – get ready to pose and get your photo taken!
Venue: Artvo, 26 Star Crescent, Level 1, Harbortown Docklands, Melbourne
Dates &Times: Sun-Thurs 10am-6pm / Fri-Sat 10am-11:30pm / Open 7 Days
Tickets: Adult $28/ Child 5-15yrs $18/ Child up to 4 yrs Free / Conc $25 / Family from $55
Booking and Info: artvo.com.au
Social Media: facebook.com/ArtVoMelbourne , instagram.com/artvo_melbourne , twitter.com/artvo_melbourne