After blowing minds and inspiring thousands of Perth people last year with Van Gogh Alive, the creators have returned with an immersive new experience taking us through the vibrant world of French Impressionism with Monet in Paris.
They’ve just finished setting up in Burswood Park next door to Crown Perth, inviting attendees to leave the everyday behind for a spellbinding journey through a golden age in art and culture, glamour, opulence and sophistication.
It runs from November 16 until February 4 next year and tickets are on sale now – read on below for a little insight into what you can expect:
Alongside the 45-minute self-guided tours you can go on, Monet in Paris will also be running several activations throughout the exhibition’s run, including:
High Tea in Paree
Make your trip to Monet in Paris truly memorable with an afternoon tea for two including a 3-tiered arrangement of French-inspired sweets, artisanal savouries, a pot of loose-leaf French tea (or coffee) and a premium glass of Champagne de Saint-Gall, Premier Cru.
Paint Like Monet
Feeling inspired after your journey back to French Impressionism? Why not get behind an easel with a paintbrush and glass of champagne at Paint Like Monet. These two hours sessions include two glasses of Champagne de Saint-Gall Premier Cru (or a tipple of your choice), guidance and all supplies – no experience necessary.
Monet by Moonlight
Monet by Moonlight is the exhibitions Friday nights program, featuring DJs, specialty cocktails, Never Never Gin & Tonics, art activations and more. Perfect for small groups who want to experience the Monet magic together.
It’s not all about the big kids! Within the surrounds of Monet in Paris your little ones can get inspired behind an easel of their own with these tactile, educational and fun workshops. The Mini Monet package includes guided art class, art supplies and juice and snack box, but needs to be purchased separately to Monet in Paris tickets.
LE GRAND PALAIS
The home of Monet in Paris, Le Grand Palais is a 360-degree immersion into the magical world of Monet, a step back in time to 19th century Paris’ curious cabarets, glittering salons and bustling street life. Inside you can stroll through the central Artist’s Square of Montmartre, where Monet once lived, and savour Parisian delights at Le Bistro. Explore a range of immersive rooms including:
The Absinthe Room
Monet in Paris includes the works of a host of artists through this Modernist stage of history, many of whom have a storied relationship with the iconic green spirit, absinthe. This transitional room is fantastically (if devastatingly) evocative, and leads into a new perspective…
The Wildflower Room
The key role of wildflowers in Monet’s work comes to life in this special room, filled with over 70,000 wildflowers! “Considering his marigolds, crocus, dandelions, orchids, daffodils, lavender and more, and being entirely engulfed in them was the intent of this room,” says Le Grand Palais designer, Anna Cordingly.
Water Lily Room
Paying homage to Monet’s obsession with waterlilies, the Water Lily Room in Le Grand Palais features wall and floors rendered with watery, impressionist brushstrokes of Monet that offers a false ceiling of waterlilies, with carp swimming overhead.
A canopy of flowers, foliage and dappled light of the lilac trees that also serves as a transition point for audiences as they descend into the darker surrounds of the immense Sensory 4 Gallery.
Based on Monet’s A Cart on the Snow Road at Honfleur (1865) and Frost at Givery (1885) paintings, the winter corridor takes attendees out of the Sensory 4 gallery and back into the light of the Le Grand Palais’ immersive rooms and cafes.
Bridge Over The Pond
Just like Van Gogh Alive, Monet in Paris features a show-stopping Instagram moment with the recreation of the Japanese bridge and waterlily pond at Giverny in Monet’s The Water Lily Pond (1899). This captivating area is the only perspective recreation of a Monet, a 40-times bigger one!
Monet in Paris has multiple sessions per day you can book, head to Monet in Paris website to book yours today!
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