Technology has breathed new, digital life into the world of art and now you can climb through the canvas into Monet’s idyllic masterpieces. Claude Monet: The Immersive Experience invites you on a multisensory journey – over a tranquil water lily pond, through bustling Parisian gardens, gazing out at an amber sunrise blazing across a harbour – putting you in the shoes of the celebrated impressionist painter with 360-degree projections, virtual reality and interactive elements. Illuminating the halls of Belfast’s Carlisle Memorial Church for only a few more weeks, don’t miss your chance to take in Monet’s work like never before.
The immersive art experience is set to take place inside one of Belfast’s architectural gems. The centuries-old Carlisle Memorial Church makes for a striking canvas for Monet’s masterpieces, its Gothic Revival roots blessing the interiors with elaborate carvings, vaulted ceilings and pointed arches that serve as a fascinating setting to lose yourself in the French painter’s artwork. You’ll be able to admire the history of the venue as two-storey, 360-degree projections bathe the interiors in his impressionist pieces. Each one has been brought to digital life, infusing the brushstrokes with motion such as rippling water, bobbing boats and swaying trees.
The cutting-edge technology has been paired with immersive elements, including vivid sound effects that transport you to the French countryside Monet loved so much, and a virtual reality experience that literally plunges you inside the paintings; shedding light on the inspiration behind some of his most iconic works. Elsewhere, you’ll get to wander over a footbridge draped in bucolic cascades of flowers, as Monet would have done back in his own beloved gardens, and watch as fish weave through the water lilies.
From the minds behind the hit immersive Van Gogh exhibition, Claude Monet: The Immersive Experience is fun for all ages. It’s not just the mesmerising projections, visitors can learn even more about Monet’s artistic process and life through a variety of mediums including informative panels, immersive displays and creative activities. For example, if you like the sound of putting paintbrush to canvas to create colourful works of art, there’s the chance to channel your inner artist, this time putting crayon to paper and making a masterpiece that will be projected on the wall for everyone to admire. Be sure to snap up tickets today to soak up the beauty of Monet’s art in a whole new way.