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We Love: Immersive Art Experiences – What’s on in Melbourne this Summer

  • 20 May 2024
  • Studio Legal

Written by Alyce Evans and Sara Giampa Kease

As lovers of the arts, it’s not uncommon to find our team wandering through galleries and exhibitions, attending (and playing at) live music events, and visiting the theatre or the movies.

With Summer just around the corner, we’re excited by the extensive catalogue of immersive art experiences on offer.

This week, we share the top 5 immersive art experiences in Melbourne, which we can’t wait to visit.

1. RONE ‘TIME’ Exhibition

Be taken back in time in this emotional, immersive, multi-sensory experience by Rone and his amazingly talented team. Meander through the hallways and rooms of the long-abandoned third-floor wing of Flinders Street Station. 

TIME captures both the grand scale and character of this historic site… and the minute detail of a period of Melbourne’s migrant history.

Rone’s haunting murals are the backdrop to twelve installations, each room evoking the spirit of working class Melbourne in this mid-century time warp.

When: From 28 October 2022 – 23 April 2023.

Where: Flinders Street Station, Level 3 (Melbourne CBD, VIC).

Price: From $39.70 (general admission), $34.70 (concession), $19.70 (child, 5-15), free (toddler, 0-4)*.

More information: https://rone.art/

*Prices as recorded on 14 November 2022 (may be subject to change).

2. THE LUME Melbourne ‘Monet & Friends’ Exhibition

Step inside (quite literally) the dreamy world of French impressionist art at THE LUME Melbourne’s new exhibition, ‘Monet & Friends’. Following on from the success of its Van Gogh exhibition, THE LUME has once again transformed its palatial space at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre with a captivating, immersive art experience.

This time around, visitors are transported inside the paintings of Monet, Degas, Cézanne and other masters.

Can’t reach us at the office? We’re most likely at THE LUME relaxing in Monet’s water lilies.

When: From 26 October 2022.

Where: THE LUME Melbourne, South Wharf, VIC.

Price: General entry tickets from $44 (adult), $39 (concession), $36 (child, 4-15) and free (toddler, 0-3)*.

More information: https://www.thelumemelbourne.com/

*Prices as recorded on 14 November 2022 (may be subject to change).

3. Imaginaria

IMAGINARIA is a walk-through play experience that uses light, sound, sculpture and scent to create a totally unique immersive experience for people of all ages. 

Allow yourself to explore, interact and play amongst the different installations. “Imagination and technology collide to create a stunning audio-visual play experience from the future.”

When: Now on.

Where: The District, Docklands, Melbourne.

Price: $29.95 (Standard Ticket)*.

More information: https://imaginarianow.com/melbourne/about/

*Prices as recorded on 14 November 2022 (may be subject to change).

4. Tully Arnot ‘Epiphytes’

Tully Arnot’s ‘Epiphytes’ is a multi-sensory virtual reality work exploring plant communication, posthumanism and alternate forms of perception.

A free-roam VR (virtual reality) environment encourages curiosity as you explore. Within the experience, visitors hear field recordings of local birds and other ecological sounds, which compliment the interviews with evolution ecologists, archeologists, echolocation teachers and activists.

The audio is spatially controlled, using virtual reality as a powerful acoustic tool that can represent complex sonic constructions which aren’t possible in reality.

Epiphytes utilises the cordless Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset, allowing you to freely explore the virtual environment.

When: 4–27 Nov 2022, 12–5pm weekdays | 10am – 5pm weekends

Where: ACMI – Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

Price: *. FREE entry, bookings recommended.

More information: https://www.acmi.net.au/whats-on/tully-arnot-epiphytes/

*Prices as recorded on 14 November 2022 (may be subject to change).

5. Tyama

Immerse yourself in a nocturnal world world of nature. 360 degree responsive projections, effects, and soundscapes plunge you into the animal world of Victoria.  

Tyama is an interactive museum, where you get to play through six digital environments.

The experience allows you to to see each environment from the perspectives of the animals themselves.

– Chase pheromones with moths.

– Use sound to see like a bat.

– Learn from fish to sense without touch.

– Swim with whales to discover the songlines that connect us all.

When: Daily 9AM – 5PM until 29 January 2023.

Where: Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton VIC.

Price: Exhibition only tickets (not including general museum entry) from $23 (adult) and $12 (child)*.

More information: https://museumsvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/whats-on/tyama/

*Prices as recorded on 14 November 2022 (may be subject to change).

Written by Alyce Evans and Sara Giampa Kease

Published 14 November 2022

Further Information

We not only love the arts world, we also work with a range of clients across the visual arts, performing arts, film and television and publishing industries. If you work in these industries and have any legal questions, contact us through our online form or via email at hello@studiolegal.com.au.

Image courtesy of THE LUME Melbourne, shared for the purpose of reporting news of its latest Melbourne exhibition, ‘Monet & Friends’, as well as other immersive art experiences around Melbourne.

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